What we’re flipping through.
The Valley Of Amazement
Amy Tan Violet Minturn is the privileged daughter of the American madam of the city’s most exclusive courtesan house. When the Ching dynasty is overturned, she is separated from her mother and forced to become a “virgin courtesan.” Half-Chinese and half-American, Violet grapples with the East and West — until she is able to merge her two halves, empowering her to become a shrewd courtesan who excels in the business of seduction and illusion.
Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy
Helen Fielding Bridget Jones is now 51 and a widow. She’s raising her two children, fathered by Mark Darcy, and is slowly making her way into the dating scene while working on what is supposed to be a screenplay. She gets a Twitter account and finds herself obsessing over the number of followers she has, just like how she used to be obsessed about her weight. Bridget starts flirting on Twitter with someone named Roxster, who turns out to be 29. Their relationship goes on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, and Bridget is once again plagued by her neuroses that are now coupled with concerns of life as a single mother.