Saturday, 8 December 2012

Christmas Themed Reads

Get in the festive mood - with these great Christmas Reads..Click on the book images to reserve a copy. All you need is your library card & pin number!

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder

A Perfect Christmas by Lynda Page

Comfort and Joy by India Knight

A Merry Little Christmas by Debbie Macomber

December's Read - Cavan Reading Group

Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

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Palestine, 1948. A mother clutches her six-month old son as Israeli soldiers march through the village of Ein Hod. In a split second, her son is snatched from her arms and the fate of the Abulheja family is changed forever. Forced into a refugee camp in Jenin and exiled from the ancient village that is their lifeblood, the family struggles to rebuild their world. Their stories unfold through the eyes of the youngest sibling, Amal, the daughter born in the camp who will eventually find herself alone in the United States: the eldest son who loses everything in the struggle for freedom and the stole son who grows up as an Israeli, becoming an enemy soldier to his own brother.

Recommended Read of the Week

The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

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It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not...Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan's earlier life in which - remarkably - he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. Already a huge bestseller across Europe, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is a fun, feel-good book for all ages. Translated from Swedish.