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New Materials
The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal -- Fiction

The British-born Punjabi Shergill sisters—Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirnia—were never close and barely got along growing up, and now as adults, have grown even further apart.

On her deathbed, their mother voices one last wish: that her daughters will make a pilgrimage together to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out her final rites. Arriving in India, these sisters will make unexpected discoveries about themselves, their mother, and their lives.
How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee -- Historical Fiction

Singapore, 1942. 17-year-old Wang Di is strapped into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel. After 60 years of silence, what she saw and experienced still haunts her. In the year 2000, 12-year-old Kevin is sitting beside his ailing grandmother when he overhears a mumbled confession. He sets out to discover the truth, setting in motion a chain of events he never could have foreseen.

Weaving together two time lines and two very big secrets, this stunning debut opens a window on a little-known period of history, revealing the strength and bravery shown by numerous women in the face of terrible cruelty.

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames -- Historical Fiction

For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella’s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents—moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns.

When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and her sister Tina must come of age side-by-side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them. In present-day Connecticut, one family member tells this heartrending story, determined to understand the persisting rift between the now-elderly Stella and Tina.
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev -- Romance

It is a truth universally acknowledged that only in an overachieving Indian American family can a genius daughter be considered a black sheep. Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that’s not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family.

Up-and-coming chef DJ Caine has known people like Trisha before, people who judge him by his rough beginnings and place pedigree above character. He needs the lucrative job the Rajes offer, but he values his pride too much to indulge Trisha’s arrogance. And then he discovers that she’s the only surgeon who can save his sister’s life.
 
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May We Suggest...
Jessica Hill, Children's Assistant here at MPL, recommends reading Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez.

She loved this book and thought it was AWESOME because it was a fun middle-grade sci-fi adventure that dealt with the topic of grief in a fresh way.
Karen Wente, Adult Services Librarian here at MPL, recommends reading Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb.

She liked this book because the author is a great storyteller. It's very funny and she can't wait to see how they turn the book into a TV show.
Jan LaRoche, Young Adult Services Librarian here at MPL, recommends reading On the Come Up by Angie Thomas.

She liked the book because it discovered the multiple facets of what identity means, and it was SO COOL.
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