Monthly Archives: June 2018

What Library Staff are Reading – June

Love, Sex & Other Foreign Policy Goals by Jesse Armstrong –  I do love gritty British novels with dry humour and as this one is set in 1994 around the Balkans war, I thought I would find it relatable as … Continue reading

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eBook of the month – June

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Librarians’ Choice – June

1. The Nowhere Child by Christian White Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes Kim is that girl. As the mystery of Sammy’s disappearance … Continue reading

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New Magazines at the Library

Blue Mountains Library has added two new magazines titles to the collection, and they couldn’t be more different! Blackheath Library now has a subscription to Quadrant, an Australian literary and cultural magazine which publishes articles, opinion pieces, fiction and poetry. … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – June

  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – The unique voice is what strikes you first. It’s the voice of an oddball young woman, her face disfigured by scarring, her social skills non-existent, her possibly psychopathic mother incarcerated.  Clever Eleanor, … Continue reading

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2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction winner

Kamila Shamsie has won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her novel Home Fire revolves around two Muslim families whose lives are entangled by politics and conflict, and is set largely in London. “[a] suspenseful and heartbreaking story of a family ripped … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – June

Best Read: The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman There on her forearm, next to a small brown birthmark, were six tattooed numbers.’Do you remember me now ‘ he asked, trembling.She looked at him again, as if giving weight and bone … Continue reading

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