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Fresh Pick | LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel
Fresh Pick / February 24, 2013

July 2008 On Sale: May 1, 2003 336 pages ISBN: 0156027321 EAN: 9780156027328 Kindle: B0070Y46UY Paperback / e-Book (reprint) $15.00 Add to Wish List FictionBuy at Life of Pi by Yann Martel The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them “the truth.” After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional–but is it more true? Previous Picks

Fresh for your After Valentine Reading
Romance / February 24, 2013

With Valentine’s Day still fresh in our hearts, we can enjoy several charming, sexy, new to paperback love stories to help keep the romance flowing. First, there’s a second shot at first love, the much talked about upcoming sequel in Shannon Stacey‘s ALL HE EVER DESIRED (Kowalski Family series #5) due February 26th from Carina Press. ALL HE EVER DESIRED Rather than watch Lauren Carpenter marry another man, Ryan Kowalski decided after college to leave Whitford, Maine, but now his siblings need his help to refurbish the family-owned Northern Star Lodge. Ryan is quickly forced to face the past sooner rather than later when he catches a vandal only to learn the boy is Lauren’s son… The last person Lauren needs back in her life is Ryan Kowalski. She has enough man trouble already with a bitter ex-husband and a moody teenage son. But fact is- her son needs to learn a few lessons about right and wrong. As a result, Lauren finds herself escorting him to Ryan’s door every day to work off his debt and atone for his crime. In close contact, Ryan and Lauren can’t deny the chemistry between them is more powerful than ever. Still, can…