The following are the latest books to be added to the Fish Hoek Library shelves:


Ape House by Sara Gruen - a new book in Fish Hoek LibrarySara Gruen Ape House

A significant work in that it, not only illuminates the darkest corners of animal research but also in showing the depth of human-animal relationships. This will draw both confirmed and new devotees of Gruen’s fiction. A perfectly plotted good read.


Wild by Cheryl Strayed is a new book in Fish Hoek LibraryCheryl Strayed

Wild is Cheryl Strayed’s first-person memoir of her 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to the border with Washington State, and contains flashbacks to prior life occurrences that led her to begin her journey of self-discovery.


Hilary Mantel Bring up the Bodies

She won her first Booker Prize for the 2009 novel, Wolf Hall, about Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power in the court of Henry VIII. And her second Booker Prize for this, the second installment of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy. Making her the first woman to receive the award twice. The Mirror and the Light is the title of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy’s final installment.

Ian Rankin Standing in another Man’s Grave

The 18th Inspector Rebus novel in the Tartan Noir genre.


The Girl who fell beneath Fairyland Wild by Catherynne M. Valente is a new book in Fish Hoek Library

Catherynne M. Valente

The girl who fell beneath Fairyland and led the Revels there, is the long-awaited sequel to Cat Valente’s debut novel The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making, and it delivers on all the promise of that book, which is one of the strongest fantasy novels for young readers.


Havisham by Ronald Frame is a new book in Fish Hoek LibraryRonald Frame Havisham

In Havisham, Ronald Frame has taken inspiration from the Charles Dickens’s classic novel Great Expectations and has recreated the supposed life of the ill-fated spinster Catherine Havisham.


The Lightkeeper's Wife by Karen Viggers is a new book in Fish Hoek LibraryKaren Viggers Lightkeeper’s wife

A woman at the end of her life, a man unable to restart his, and a history of guilty secrets and things left unsaid—this is apowerful,moving novel of love, loss, and family.



Other new and notable books in stock:

Rachel Joyce The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Barbara Delinsky Suddenly

Sarah Butler Ten things I’ve learnt about love

Deon Meyer 7 days

Marita van der Vyver Forget-me-not blues

Alexander McCall Smith Unusual uses for olive oil

Danielle Steel The sins of the mother

Maeve Binchy A week in winter

Jane Borodale The knot

Zadie Smith NW

Rebecca Shaw Village gossip

Claire Robertson Spiral house

Kevin Brunette Squash with the pros (with Rodney Durbach)

Martina Cole The life

Josephine Cox Three letters

Mike Lundy Best walks in the Cape Peninsula 8th ed.

Fay Weldon Habits of the house

Tom Wolfe Back to blood

William P. Young Cross roads


New computer books on:-

Windows 8

Photoshop CS6The Rough Guide to Android now available at Fish Hoek LibraryPhotoshop CS6 and Lightroom4 now in Fish Hoek Library


Office 2010

Cloud computing

Android, iPhones, Tablets

Java and C++