The following new books are now on the shelves at Fish Hoek Library:
Berry, Jason Render unto Rome
The secret life of money in the Catholic church.
Carroll, Sean B. The making of the fittest: DNA and the ultimate forensic record of evolution
Very recently, an important new aspect of DNA has been revealed—it contains a detailed record of evolution. That is, DNA is a living chronicle of how the marvellous creatures that inhabit our planet have adapted to its many environments, from the freezing waters of the Antarctic to the lush canopy of the rain forest. A highly readable narrative, Sean Carroll guides the general reader on a tour of the massive DNA record of three billion years of evolution to see how the fittest are made. And what a eye-opening tour it is—one featuring immortal genes, fossil genes, and genes that bear the scars of past battles with horrible diseases. This book clinches the case for evolution.
Kloester, Jennifer Georgette Heyer
A wonderful entertaining biography–a readable and lively account of this beloved writer.
Larson, Erik In the garden of beasts
Manser, Riaan Around Iceland on inspiration
South Africa’s best known adventurer takes on his toughest and coldest challenge ever – to kayak around Iceland accompanied by Dan Skinstad, who suffers from mild cerebral palsy.
Marius, Bernard I hate my prostate
Follow-up to the bestselling The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, the hitherto-untold story of how young men and women across the world listened in to and intercepted the enemy’s radio traffic so that Bletchley Park’s codebreakers could turn the course of the war.
Roberts, Michele Paper houses: memoir
Spitz, Bob Dearie: the remarkable life of Julia Child
In mid-December 2010 the desperate act of a young Tunisian barely featured on the global news agenda. But it set off a chain reaction of extraordinary events that would unseat dictators, reshape the political landscape of North Africa and the Middle East. As related by the Guardian.
Barron, Stephanie Flaw in the blood
Block, Stefan M Storm at the door
Bugler, Suzanne Safest place
Cain, Tom Revenger
Carver, Tania Creeper
Chapman, Emma How to be a good wife
Courtenay, Bryce Jack of diamonds
Jack of Diamonds is the story of a young, talented man, fighting to achieve his ambitions, and having to use his considerable talents to find his way in a perilous world.
Erdrich, Loiuse Round house
Erskine, Barbara River of destiny
Fforde, Jasper The woman who died a lot
The BookWorld’s leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindon for what you’d expect to be a time of recuperation. If only life were that simple.
Fossum, Karin In the darkness
Gear, Kathleen O’neal Broken land: people of the Longhouse
Grafton, Sue Kinsey and me: stories
Gstrein, Norbert Winters in the south
War, betrayal, exile and identity are jagged and cut deep as the Austrian writer Norbert Gstrein continues his exploration of the Croatian war of independence.
Harkness, Deborah Shadow of night
Hewson, David The killing 2
Jenkins, Jerry Betrayal
Jenkins, Jerry Last operative
Jordan Kirkwood an NSA intelligence officer, wants to go quietly into the sunset. But that was before he was given intelligence information during the recent mission to Germany. The threat is grave–bigger than 9/11.
Jordan, Robert Memory of light (The wheel of time #14)
For twenty years The Wheel of Time has enthralled more than forty million readers in over thirty-two languages. A memory of light brings this majestic fantasy creation to its richly satisfying conclusion.
Working from notes and partials left by Robert Jordan when he died in 2007, and consulting with Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson has recreated the vision Jordan left behind.
Kerley, J. A. Buried alive
La Valle, Victor Devil in silver
Lanchester, John Capital
A sweeping social novel set at the height of the financial crisis.
Locke, John Lethal people
MacBride, Stuart Close to the bone
MacKenzie, Jassy Folly
Emma Caine is pushing forty and life is hitting her hard. Her husband has been brain damaged, she’s lost her job, and she might lose her home. Instead of giving up, Emma starts hitting back. Drawing on experiences from a misspent youth, she opens a domination dungeon in an outbuilding in her garden and sets herself up as a dominatrix. A sexy, moving South African story.
Pepper, Andrew Detective Branch: a Pyke novel
Ratner, Vaddey In the shadow of the banyan
For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.
Reichert, M.Z. Isaac Asimovs I robot: to protect
Showalter, Gena Darkest night
Showalter, Gena Darkest whisper
Stine, R. L. Red rainSteel, Danielle Gift of hope
Vine, Barbara The child’s child
The Child’s Child is an ingenious novel-within-a-novel about family, betrayal, and disgrace. A master of psychological suspense, Ruth Rendell, writing as Barbara Vine, takes us where violence and social taboos collide. She shows how society’s treatment of those it once considered undesirable has changed — and how sometimes it hasn’t
Williams, Amanda Stranger you seek
Williams, Lisa Survival of the soul