New Books Arrived!!!

After a long waiting, new books are here.

On the Fall we will be starting different book clubs. Help us by choosing your favorite among our recently arrived books. The ones with the greater number of votes will be selected for our next book club. Vote now for your favorite so we can read it together!

 

apieceofcake A Piece of Cake
By Cupcake Brown

Cupcake Brown’s life story is appalling, from the age of 11, after her mother’s death, she experiences almost nothing but abuse, rape, prostitution and drugs, and drugs. Her life makes for a compelling if dreadful tale. The book raises some disturbing questions, just how many men are there who would force or pay an 11 year old child for sex? Brown seems to find no end of men willing to pay for paedophilia. The easy availability of drugs is simpler to understand, pushers will sell to anyone willing to buy. 
godisred God is Red
By Vine Deloria Jr.

Deloria, a prominent Native American educator, lawyer, and philosopher, has updated his classic work on native religion. In God is Red Deloria argues convincingly that Christianity has failed today’s society, and describes basic tenets that underlie Native religions.

 

 old-man-and-sea-book The Old Man and the Sea
By Ernest Hemingway

 The book takes place in a small Cuban fishing village. The main character, Santiago is an impoverished old man believed to be cursed with bad luck because he has not caught a fish in 84 days. A village boy, Manolin, is forbidden from helping Santiago in his old age due to this unluckiness. So on the 85th day, Santiago sails out to try and catch a fish. A prime marlin catches his eye, and Santiago sets out to catch him. It takes 3 days for him to finally catch the marlin, and he suffers greatly for his prize. Thus, he sets sail home, only to be beset by sharks that rip his prize to pieces.
 god-of-small-things The God of Small Things
By Arundhatu Roy

The story of the tragic decline of an Indian family whose members suffer the terrible consequences of forbidden love. Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, the twins Rahel and Esthappen fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of their family. Soon, they learn that Things Can Change in a Day, that lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever. The brilliantly plotted story uncoils with an agonizing sense of foreboding and inevitability. Yet nothing prepares you for what lies at the heart of it.
grapes-of-wrath-dvdcover Grapes of Wrath
By John Steinbeck

Driven off their Oklahoma farm during the Dust Bowl days of the Great Depression, the Joad family loads its belongings onto a truck and joins thousands of other dispossessed farmers on the trek to California.
 jacked Jacked: How Conservatives Are Picking Your Pocket (Whether You Voted for Them or Not)
By Nomi Prins

 As an insider–including stints as managing director at Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns–Nomi Prins can speak with authority about the Bush administration’s financial chicanery.
obama Obama: From Promise to Power
By David Mendell

David Mendell has covered Obama since the beginning of his campaign for the Senate and as a result enjoys far-reaching access to the new president – both his professional and personal life. He uses this access to paint a very intimate portrait of Obama and his life pre and post Senate. Mendell describes the dirty tactics sanctioned by Obama to win his Senate seat by employing David Axelrod, a Chicago-based political consultant. Mendell also positions Barack Obama as in fact the Saviour of a fumbling Democratic party.
 silent-spring Silent Spring
By Rachel Carson

Published in 1962, Silent Spring takes as its starting point and overarching metaphor a spring in which no birds sing because none exist anymore. “This town does not really exist, but it might easily have a thousand counterparts in America or elsewhere in the world,” Carson writes in her eerily prophetic first chapter. What follows is a remarkably accessible and devastating expose of the various ways that human, through their modern way of life, have wreaked havoc on the environment.

Please leave vote now for your favorite. Which book do you want to read with us?