BOOKS TO UNPLUG AND UNWIND

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RAFFIE AND SIMPOR WILD ADVENTURES
Stephanie Straatman, Ruud Straatman, Redy Prio and Alessandro Loi
Raffie, Simpor and their parents return to Brunei after spending four years abroad. Staying with their grandparents who live near the forest, they encounter all kinds of animals which initially made them think were escapees from the zoo! Transitioning form their city life to that of Brunei’s bucolic environment, Raffie and Simpor will soon learn of the many wildlife that remains in Brunei while navigating the rich local culture and way of life. Every page is accompanied with animal fact sheets that will help young readers gain an in-depth knowledge of Brunei’s flora and fauna. The comic book was created by a group of people, from various backgrounds, who call themselves the Brunei Wildlife Warriors.
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CARI MORA
Thomas Harris
From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed and the consequences of dark obsession. Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men. Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. She works at many jobs to survive. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before. Monsters lurk in the crevices between male desire and female survival. No other writer in the last century has conjured those monsters with more terrifying brilliance than Thomas Harris.
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FURIOUS HOURS
Casey Cep
Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell’s murderer was acquitted – thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend. As Alabama is consumed by these gripping events, it’s not long until news of the case reaches Alabama’s – and America’s – most famous writer. Intrigued by the story, Harper Lee makes a journey back to her home state to witness the Reverend’s killer face trial. This is the story Lee started work on but could never finish it. Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country’s most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity.
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UNDERLAND
Robert Macfarlane
“The way into the underworld is through the riven trunk of an old ash tree” starts Macfarlane’s extraordinary adventure into the worlds beneath our feet. From the invisible city underneath the pavements of Paris, to the laboratory half a mile below the Yorkshire Moors seeking the universe’s hidden secrets, there is so much to explore, celebrate and learn from each labyrinth. Macfarlane traces a voyage through the worlds beneath our feet. He reaches back into the deep history of the planet, through the layers of rock and ancient buried objects, and forward to the future, the legacy of the anthropocene and the world we bequeath our descendants. Underland is Macfarlane at his dazzling best – the lyrical, the political and the philosophical come together in this profound exploration of the relationship between landscape and the human heart.
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ANXIOUS KIDS: HOW CHILDREN CAN TURN THEIR ANXIETY INTO RESILIENCE
Michael Grose, Jodi Richardson
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when your child suffers from anxiety, but there are many things you can do to help. Anxious Kids offers parents a new perspective on their children’s anxiety, encouraging them to view each episode as an opportunity to empower their kids with the skills to manage anxiety, and thrive. Bestselling parenting author Michael Grose and wellbeing expert Dr Jodi Richardson explain why more children than ever before experience anxiety. In plain language that can be shared with children, they outline the origins and biology of anxiety to make sense of it – key knowledge such as why it happens, the flood of physical symptoms that comes with it, how to calm it down and why each strategy works.
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