Tuesday, 13 December 2011

December Reads

Grace Williams says it loud by Emma Henderson
The doctors said no more could be done and advised Grace's parents to put her away. On her first day at the Briar Mental Institute, Grace, aged eleven, meets Daniel. Debonair Daniel, an epileptic who can type with his feet, sees a different Grace: someone to share secrets and canoodle with, someone to fight for. A deeply affecting, spirit-soaring story of love against the odds.  Shortlisted for the Orange Prize, 2011.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
This is the first volume of the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson, and focuses on the 40 year-old mystery of young Harriet Vanger's disappearance from a family gathering on the island owned by the powerful Vanger Corporation. Henrik Vanger believes that a member of his family is responsible for the murder of his niece, and hires Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist recently convicted, to investigate. Then enters Lisbeth Salander on the scene, the socially inept but genius computer hacker. The author cleverly interweaves the investigation of Harriet's disappearance with Blomkvist's attempt to clear his own name.

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