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  • Wallace and Grace and the Lost Puppy

    Heather Alexander, Laura Zarrin

    Paperback (Bloomsbury Children's Books, March 5, 2024)
    Read & Bloom offers high interest, character driven stories for newly independent readers that feature full-color illustrations throughout and will transition kids from leveled readers to a lifetime of reading. In this charming series, kids are treated to simple whodunit mysteries as an utterly delightful owl duo put their heads together. When Wallace and Grace are on a scavenger hunt, they stumble upon a puppy named Jasper who can't find his way home. Will the owl detectives be able to follow clues to get the lost puppy home?
  • Heat and Dust: A Novel

    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

    Paperback (Counterpoint, March 5, 2024)
    The Booker Prize-winning novel--intertwining the narratives of two women, past and present, and their relationships to India--from the novelist, short story writer, and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Partly set in colonial India during the 1920s, Heat and Dust tells the story of Olivia, a beautiful woman suffocated by the propriety and social constraints of her position as the wife of an important English civil servant. Longing for passion and independence, Olivia is drawn into the spell of the Nawab, a minor Indian prince deeply involved in gang raids and criminal plots. She is intrigued by the Nawab's charm and aggressive courtship, and soon begins to spend most of her days in his company. But then she becomes pregnant, and unsure of the child's paternity, she is faced with a wrenching dilemma. Her reaction to the crisis humiliates her husband and outrages the British community, breeding a scandal that lives in collective memory long after her death.