A Horse Walks into a Bar
An excellent title, and now we are assured an excellent read, Israeli author David Grossman’s A Horse Walks into a Bar has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize for 2017.
Translated by Jessica Cohen and published by Jonathon Cape, the novel is set in a comedy club in a small Israeli town. An audience that has come expecting an evening of amusement instead sees a comedian falling apart on stage; an act of disintegration, a man crumbling, as a matter of choice, before their eyes. They could get up and leave, or boo and whistle and drive him from the stage, if they were not so drawn to glimpse his personal hell. Dovaleh G, a veteran stand-up comic – charming, erratic, repellent – exposes a wound he has been living with for years: a fateful and gruesome choice he had to make between the two people who were dearest to him.
And of course you can borrow this title from Blue Mountains library. Read reviews and an excerpt from the book on the catalogue, and place it on hold using your library card number and password.
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Have you discovered our eBooks yet?
You will find our eBook collection on two platforms. AXIS360 has over 2500 titles in fiction, non fiction, YA and children’s titles.
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Everyone who uses the New Titles lists on the library website knows how great they are. They are simply impossible not to love! Now you can easily find even more new additions to the library collection. You can search for new items by subject, format, author, key word, collection and more. You can also opt for new titles from the last 30, 60, 120 & 365 days.
How is this possible you ask? Simply start a blank search in the catalogue and look at the search limiters on the left hand side of the screen. You can either start by choosing the time frame of the new title list you want to look at and then narrow your results to your area of interest, or do it the other way round.
For example, here is a search for new picture books at Lawson Library from the last 30 days.
Make your search as broad or as narrow as you wish. And remember, New Title lists don’t include items that are on order, so if you are looking for something that has just been, or is just about to be published, also search for it by title. If you have any questions about getting the most from the catalogue library staff can help you.