Paul Hollywood is the author of How to Bake, the latest addition to the cook book section of the English collection. 84 people have reviewed the book on Amazon and given it four-and-a-half stars out of a possible five. Think you’d like to try your hand at baking?
Look for all the cook books in the Non Fiction section under 641.
Graphic novels are a popular form of narration. The story is conveyed through a series of drawn panels, rather like comic books, but having the length of a novel. The graphic format adds a richness to the story being told.
The term Graphic Novel also refers to works of non-fiction, Manga, and collected anthologies of stories such as The Adventures of Tin Tin or Asterix.
New in the English Graphic Novel collection:
The Fixer: a story from Sarajevo by Joe Sacco – Non-fiction – A story of the warlords and gangsters who ran Bosnia during the Balkan conflict.
The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon – Fiction – Nao is struggling to launch her career as an illustrator. To quiet her mind she meditates, with the results showing her that the world is not always black & white. For information from the author see: http://www.naobrown.com/news/
The library is happy to accept donations that are in good condition and current. The following have recently been added to the collection:
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Multicultural Fiction – Set in Nigeria.
Piano Teacher by Janice Y K Lee – Multicultural Fiction – Set in Hong Kong in the 1940s and 50s.
Pontoon: a novel of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keilor – Fiction – A death, a secret life, odd requests and family.
Secret Scripture by Sebastien Barry – Fiction – Costa Book Award Winner – A female inmate of a hospital is nearing her 100th birthday and a young doctor seeks her history, resulting in the revelation of a shocking secret.
Villa in Italy by Elizabeth Edmondson – Fiction – Four people are named as beneficiaries to a woman they do not know.
Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin – Historical Fiction – A woman of decadent, war-torn Berlin continually reinvents herself from maid to war bride to actress.