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By: Kim Akers
This week at the Quincy Public Library the top book is The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel. Liya Thakkar grew up in a traditional Indian household, but seemed to have missed the gene for traditional Indian female submissiveness. She’s an ambitious professional woman who refuses to bend to her father’s will that she marry, have children, and become a subservient wife. Between her father’s outdated opinion of a woman’s place and her mother’s constant barrage of eligible bachelors, Liya is about to lose it. Just when she thinks she has convinced her parents to leave her alone, they ambush her at a family dinner with yet another candidate. Jayesh Shah was willing to meet the stubborn Liya he had heard so much about, but when she stormed off before he said more than a few words, he was grateful he dodged that bullet. But fate has a way of bringing people together whether they want it or not. Liya wants to scream when she walks into a meeting and discovers that Jay is the new corporate lawyer assigned to her division. Even though Jay takes every opportunity to make Liya feel unprepared and incompetent, their constant bickering evolves into after-hours chats and honest conversations. Suddenly both Liya and Jay realize their parents may have been right. Patel’s latest contemporary romance is a great read full of witty dialogue and fun characters.
If you are a St. Louis Cardinals fan, you might have been along for the ride when Rick Ankiel was the star rookie pitcher for the team. You might have also been watching when he got a case of the “yips” during an all important playoff game. Painful to watch and even more painful to live. In his new book, The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life, Ankiel writes about his personal struggle and his battle to return to the game. This is an enjoyable book from an extraordinary person who overcame enormous adversity perfect for ballplayers and fans of the game.
For those of you who still can’t get enough of Harry Potter, the films of Harry Potter presents Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book. Tanis Gray is an award-winning knitting designer who has published several books with her designs. She has created the official Harry Potter knitting book with patterns for everything Potter-mania. With patterns and beautiful photographs to help you create your own Hedwig, a Hogwarts House cardigan, Golden Snitch socks and mittens, or a Dark Mark Illusion Scarf, these designs will have you feeling like you stepped right off the Hogwarts Express.
These materials are available for checkout at the Quincy Public Library if you have a current Quincy Public Library card. Reciprocal borrowing cards from other area libraries will be honored as well. Materials may be available in a variety of formats including audio books, digital books, large print, regular print, and/or may be available from other libraries through the Resource Sharing Alliance. We also encourage you download any of our digital materials, access streaming services, or utilize our databases from the comfort of your home. You can place holds on materials any time of the day and pick them up at the Library or at one of our hold lockers.