February Picks - Favourite Books

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910, author
1954

A story woven around two relationships: the ultimately destructive triangle of the aristocratic Anna, her husband Karenin and her lover Vronsky, and the courtship marriage of the Princess Catherine (Kitty) and Levin, a well-intentioned country squire beset by doubts about the way Russian landowners should behave.

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The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse

The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse

Mackesy, Charlie, author
2019

"A modern, illustrated fable for readers of all ages that explores life's universal lessons from beloved British illustrator Charlie Mackesy"-- Provided by publisher.

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The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent

Perry, Sarah, 1979-, author
2017


Forgiveness : a gift from my grandparents

Forgiveness : a gift from my grandparents

Sakamoto, Mark, 1977- author
2015


Hamnet & Judith

Hamnet & Judith

O'Farrell, Maggie, 1972- author
2020

England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an eccentric young woman: a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles on the Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband. His gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their beloved twins, Hamnet and Judith, are afflicted with the bubonic plague, and, devastatingly, one of them succumbs to the illness.

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The last samurai

The last samurai

DeWitt, Helen, 1957-
2000


Miss Garnet's angel

Miss Garnet's angel

Vickers, Salley
2000


Mr Bridge

Mr Bridge

Connell, Evan S., 1924-2013
2012


Mrs. Bridge

Mrs. Bridge

Connell, Evan S., 1924-2013
2009


Ragged company

Ragged company

Wagamese, Richard, author
2009


Scar tissue

Scar tissue

Kiedis, Anthony, author
2004



The tender bar : a memoir

The tender bar : a memoir

Moehringer, J. R., 1964-
2005


The three hostages

The three hostages

Buchan, John, 1875-1940
1995


To the end of the land

To the end of the land

Grossman, David
2010


Too close to the falls

Too close to the falls

Gildiner, Catherine, 1948-
1999


A town like Alice

A town like Alice

Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960
1978


Underland : a deep time journey

Underland : a deep time journey

Macfarlane, Robert, 1976- author.
2019

In Underland, Macfarland delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. He takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Traveling through "deep time" - the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present - he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk "hiding place" where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come.

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