How I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories by Sudha Murty
These are collection of stories recounting real life incidents from the life of Sudha Murty, teacher, social workers and best selling writer. There is the engaging story about one of her students who frequently played truant from school, the accoutn of how her mothers advice to save money came in handy when she wanted to help her husband start a software company, and the heartwarming tale of the promise she made and fulfilled--- to her grandfather, to ensure that her little village library would always be well supplied with books.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2) by C. S. Lewis
Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set free . . . Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia - a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.
The Double Jinx Mystery (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No 50)
The Double Jinx Mystery (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No 50) by Carolyn Keene
Nancy and her friends find they have to overcome people's superstitions and fears in solving the case of a "jinxed" and threatened bird farm.
The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can deipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.
THE DA VINCI CODE heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightening-paced, intelligent thriller utterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusion.