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Librarians’ Choice – October

1. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak Bridge of Clay is about a boy who is caught in the current – of destroying everything he has, to become all he needs to be. He builds a bridge to save his … Continue reading

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Expert Advice for Writers….

Motivational and inspiring – two key feedback messages from our August writing workshop with Julian Leatherdale – a published author giving an insider’s insights. Our next is on Saturday 22 September at Katoomba Library…book soon at any branch as there … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – September

  A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey. In 1954 The Australian Redex Car Trials were conducted, over a dangerous and difficult route nick-named ‘the crystal highway’ (broken glass). In this, Peter Carey’s latest novel, diminutive car dealer Titch … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – September

Best Read: The Woman in the Window by A.J.Finn It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening… Anna Fox lives alone – a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies… and spying on her neighbors. … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – August

  The Court Reporter by Jamelle Wells (eAudio via BorrowBox) – compelling and entertaining. 4/5 stars Five ways to kill a man by Alex Gray (eAudio via RBdigital) – More gritty Glaswegian crime with the wise and compassionate DCI Lorimer and psychologist … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Workshop with Julian Leatherdale

Don’t miss out on a unique chance to meet and learn writing techniques from Julian Leatherdale, the acclaimed author of Palace of Tears and the 2018 follow-up, The Opal Dragonfly.  Blue Mountains Library is offering Julian Leatherdale’s all-day creative writing workshop as part … Continue reading

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Prize Winning Australian Writing

There is something for nearly everyone this week, with the winners of the 2018 Miles Franklin Award and Ned Kelly Awards announced over the weekend. Michelle de Krester has collected her second Miles Franklin Award for her novel The Life … Continue reading

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