Author: Monique Truong Publisher: Chatto and Windus, 282 pages
LINDA Hammerick has the unique yet burdensome condition called synesthesia: she experiences words as tastes. Her boyfriends’ names remind her of orange sherbet and parsnips; her own name is mint-flavoured; and her best friend’s name tastes like canned peaches.
She eventually leaves her little town for New York City, but a death in the family brings her back and unexpectedly opens up a relationship she had given up on. Author: Sara Gruen Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, 306 pages ISABEL Duncan, scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, has always felt more at home with animals than with humans. But all that changes when she meets John Thigpen, a reporter who braves the animal rights protesters outside the lab to investigate what’s really going on inside.
This is the story of how six Bonobo apes change the lives of three humans when an explosion tears the lab apart and they manage to escape. Author: Ingrid Betancourt Publisher: The Penguin Press, 528 pages WHILE campaigning as a candidate in the Colombian presidential elections, Ingrid Betancourt was abducted by the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). She spent the next six-and-a-half years in the depths of the jungle as their prisoner.
Chained day and night for much of her captivity, she managed to escape several times but was always recaptured.
Freed in 2008 by the Colombian army, she is determined to draw attention to the plight of hostages and victims of terrorism throughout the world. Author: C.J. Sansom Publisher: Mantle, 631 pages IT is the summer of 1545 and England is at war. A massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. Against this tense background, Matthew Shardlake is asked to look into a mysterious death.
His investigation takes him to Portsmouth, the coastal city that could possibly bear the brunt of the expected French attack, where he soon realises that his case will reunite him with both an old friend and an old enemy close to the throne. Author: Jodi Picoult Publisher: Hodder, 603 pages
JACOB is brilliant at Maths, has a wicked LEADING psychologist and coach Dr Rob Yeung has worked with hundreds of high achievers, from sportsmen to celebrities.
In this guide to tapping into your full potential, he discusses what it is that sets high achievers apart from the rest and how you too can be one.
He claims that by applying the strategies used by these people, anyone can make real and lasting changes in his or her life. Author: Christopher Pike Publisher: Simon Pulse, 478 pages ALISA has spent the past 5,000 years as a vampire fighting for survival. Lonely and miserable, she brings Teri, a descendant of her human family, into her life despite knowing that it puts her life at risk. Alisa’s guilt grows when she becomes entangled in a dangerous conspiracy and discovers a force more powerful and more lethal than anything she has ever seen, even in her long life.