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New Books at the Jordaan Memorial Library
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“The Bookseller of Kabul” by Asne Seierstad is the portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, heroically braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul. For three months the blonde blue eyed author trailed the members of the Khan family and has produced a disturbing picture of life under fundamental Islam. It is also the picture of a nation in the midst of a cultural crisis. She also wore a burka and describes what it is like to go about fluttering, billowing, half-suffocated and half-blind. “The Bookseller of Kabul” is a story people of searching for happiness in a dusty war-tom country.
Eric Falck returned to hometown of Fjallbacka after the funeral of her parents and discovered a community on the brink of disaster. Her friend Alex is found dead with her wrists slashed and frozen solid in an ice cold bath. The verdict is suicide. Erica decides to write a book about her beautiful friend but first she has to find the truth about Alex’s death. She joins forces with Patrik Hedstrom and the truth slowly emerges revealing the town’s deeply disturbing past in “The Ice Princess” by Camilla Lackberg.
Katie appeared in Southport, North Carolina determined to avoid forming personal ties. A series of unforeseen events draw into a reluctant relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner and his two young children. She begins to let her guard down and becomes friends with her plainspoken neighbor, Jo. As Katie begins to fall in love she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her in “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks.