Saturday, 11 May 2013


An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.

Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children, a masterly new novel: the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed and betrayed by a desire for a world beyond her own.

Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover. She has instead become the “woman upstairs,” a reliable friend and neighbor always on the fringe of others’ achievements. Then into her life arrives the glamorous and cosmopolitan Shahids—her new student Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale, and his parents: Skandar, a dashing Lebanese professor who has come to Boston for a fellowship at Harvard, and Sirena, an effortlessly alluring Italian artist. 

When Reza is attacked by schoolyard bullies, Nora is drawn deep into the complex world of the Shahid family; she finds herself falling in love with them, separately and together. Nora’s happiness explodes her boundaries, and she discovers in herself an unprecedented ferocity—one that puts her beliefs and her sense of self at stake. 

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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas: James Patterson.

This book has a Publication Date: July 1, 2001. Yes it has been on the book shelves since then and for those of you who have not read it, I want to say read it!
It is one of the most beautiful stories written by James Patterson.
Do enjoy. 

Saturday, 23 March 2013

A very informative, easy to follow book on Web 2.0

For those of you who are interested in gaining knowledge about Web 2.0 tools that can be used to improve library services, I recommend The Cybrarian's Web. The book is full of interesting information, easy to comprehend and follow, it gives the reader an up to date guide that offers a road map for learning about Web 2.0 applications in libraries and the most popular sites and tools which can be used when one needs to collaborate and share information.  I applaud the writer Cheryl Ann Peltier Davis for her work.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

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