Multcolib Picks: While you wait for...Life of Pi

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Haroun and the Sea of Stories By Rushdie, Salman (Book - 1991 ) FICTION RUSHDIE 1991 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Haroun's father, The Shah of Blah, loses his skill to tell stories, Haroun embarks on a quest to find the magic that will restore his abilities. Along the way he encounters fascinating creatures and a battle between good and evil.

The Story of A Shipwrecked Sailor
The Story of A Shipwrecked Sailor Who Drifted on A Life Raft for Ten Days Without Food or Water, Was Proclaimed A National Hero, Kissed by Beauty Queens, Made Rich Through Publicity, and Then Spurned by the Government and Forgotten for All Time By García Márquez, Gabriel (Book - 1989 ) 910.9163 G216s 1989 Available in some locations

Annotation:The journalistic narrative of Luis Valesco who survived 10 days at sea, experiencing harsh weather, shark encounters, hallucinations, and despair, as well as moments of poetic connection.

Big Fish
Big Fish (DVD - 2004 ) DVD Comedy BIG All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A son searches for the truth about his father by investigating the extraordinary myths and legends that surround him.

Big Fish
Big Fish A Novel of Mythic Proportions By Wallace, Daniel (Book - 2003 ) FICTION WALLACE 2003 All copies in use Availability details
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife By Niffenegger, Audrey (Book - 2004 ) FICTION NIFFENEGG 2004 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 7 on 6 copies

Annotation:Henry DeTamble has a rare medical condition that causes him to involuntarily travel in time while his wife stays on the normal natural course. Their story pushes the boundaries of fate, love and time.

The Stone Raft
The Stone Raft By Saramago, José (Book - 1995 ) FICTION SARAMAGO Available in some locations

Annotation:One day, the entire Iberian Peninsula breaks off from Continental Europe and casts away across the ocean, leaving only 5 people and a dog to survive on the floating island.

Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas A Novel By Mitchell, David (Book - 2004 ) FICTION MITCHELL Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 49 copies

Annotation:Six interlinking stories span eras and worlds, exploring the themes of reincarnation and the connection of souls.

The White Tiger
The White Tiger A Novel By Adiga, Aravind (Book - 2008 ) FICTION ADIGA Available in some locations

Annotation:A view of modern India through the eyes of Balram, a chauffeur born into poverty who evolves into a murderer.

The Laughing Sutra
The Laughing Sutra A Novel By Salzman, Mark (Book - 1991 ) FICTION SALZMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:An orphan boy Hsun-ching and the Mysterious Colonel Sun travel together from Mainland China to San Francisco in search of a Buddha scripture called The Laughing Sutra.

Whale Rider
Whale Rider By Ihimaera, Witi (Book - 2003 ) y IHIMAERA Available in some locations

Annotation:As eight year old Kahu fights for her destiny, she discovers her own magical ability: she has the ancestral gift of communicating with whales.

Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe By Defoe, Daniel (Book - 2008 ) FICTION DEFOE 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:The diary of an Englishman shipwrecked for almost thirty years on a deserted island.

The Death of Vishnu
The Death of Vishnu By Suri, Manil (Book - 2008 ) FICTION SURI 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A poor man lays dying on the floor of a Bombay apartment building. As he recalls the stories of his youth and early adulthood, the question emerges: is he possibly the reincarnation of the Hindu God Vishnu?

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance An Inquiry Into Values By Pirsig, Robert M. (Book - 2005 ) B-P672z 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:A father and son's cross-country trip by motorcycle becomes a philosophical journey questioning faith, science, and existence.

India, A History
India, A History By Keay, John (Book - 2000 ) 954 K25i 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Interested in learning more about India? John Keay's readable work starts at its ancient beginning and spans through the millennia to modern India.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi A Novel By Martel, Yann (Book - 2012 ) FICTION MARTEL 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi (DVD - 2013 ) DVD Action LIFE Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 96 copies
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Life of Pi tells a story of survival and tribulation. Pi is a keen observer of the natural world and a seeker after truth, and that stands him in good stead at home in India, and in the middle of the ocean. While you wait for your copy, take a look at these titles that explore similar themes.

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