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Spring is here - maybe...


This is often the time of cleaning out, planting and new beginnings. As the light returns and we get out(side) more new energy surges. These novels old and new all have the same theme of news things beginning – which we need now!

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Text: Susan Jessen Spiele


Original, lush and poetic

Fruit of the drunken tree

By Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Bogota in the 1990s is steeped in violence as Pablo Escobar rules. In a gated community, the young girl Chula is fascinated by Petrona, a new maid from the slum. The two get caught up in secrets and face hard choices.


Sharp, funny and clever

Self-Help

By Lorrie Moore

Nine stories about a bunch of very different women living in New York. Common themes like divorce, illness, affairs and motherhood link them and their everyday life. The relationship between men and women plays a big part, especially those in trouble.


Engaging and cruel storytelling

The Language of Flowers

By Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Young Victoria has been through the foster care system and is worse off for it. Through the Victorian age language of flowers, she not only starts working for a small florist but also slowly starts coming out of her shell.


Grim, funny and heartwarming

Wonder

By R. J. Palacio

August is ten years old and going to school for the first time; due to a genetic mishap, his face will never be normal despite 27 operations. For him and his family, his face means he will always be the odd one out.


Did you know?

Due to the COVID-19, all events in April are cancelled at the library, and all physical libraries are closed until 13th of April. However, the librarians are still working from home, and all the online services are up and running! You can get free access to online films, e- and audiobooks, comics and more through your local library.


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