Monthly Archives: April 2018

What Library Staff are Reading – April 2018

The Dinner by Herman Koch – read for a for book group. I found it quite compelling, if a little upsetting.  I would recommend it. 4/5 Sanctuary by Judy Nunn.  When I heard Judy Nunn talk about this book at a … Continue reading

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Good Reading Magazine – April 2018

The February issue of Good Reading magazine is ready for you to enjoy! In this month’s edition: The fragility and strength of hand-crafted fine lace shawls provide a metaphor for human endurance in Australian writer Lauren Chater’s debut novel, The Lace Weaver, featured on the … Continue reading

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Reading outside your comfort zone

Westerns, historical novels, family sagas, biographies, crime, chick lit, dude- action lit & Bryce Courtney. What do all of these genres have in common? I rarely, if ever, read them. While vainly searching for something to read recently I realised … Continue reading

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Stella Prize Winner – 2018

Alexis Wright has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Stella Prize for her biography Tracker. Tracker is a collective memoir of the charismatic Aboriginal leader, political thinker and entrepreneur Tracker Tilmouth. Having known him for many years, Alexis Wright interviewed … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – April

  Montebello by Robert Drewe The Montebello Islands lie off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. Australian writer Robert Drewe became interested in these islands when he discovered that the British conducted nuclear tests there in the 1950s. The bombs were … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – April

Best Read: The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it’s Meghan Shaughnessy’s. These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common – a dangerous secret … Continue reading

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