Author Archives: Librarians with Altitude

Alison’s Picks – November

    A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski. Those of us who read fiction know that a thoughtful novel can illuminate our own lives in gratifying ways. In this recent novel by Byrski, four women from different backgrounds gather … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – November

Best Read: Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea The Girl of Sugar Beach is about to become the most watched documentary in television history. The ten-part true-crime serial centers on the burning question: did Grace Sebold really murder her boyfriend, or … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – October

Bridge Burning & Other Hobbies by Kitty Flanagan – I listened to the eAudiobook on Borrow Box; the Library also has several copies in print – there is a waiting list. Australian comedian Kitty Flanagan’s entertaining memoir includes stories from her Sydney childhood, … Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize 2018 – The winner announced

Congratulations to Anna Burns for her unconventional novel Milkman, winner of the 2018 Man Booker, and recipient of a £50,000 prize. ‘None of us has ever read anything like this before. Anna Burns’ utterly distinctive voice challenges conventional thinking and form … Continue reading

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Good Reading Magazine – October 2018

The October issue of Good Reading magazine is ready for you to enjoy through Blue Mountains Library! In this month’s edition: Beauty from Chaos: Swedish-Australian writer Kristina Olsson on Shell, her striking novel about 1960s Australia, conscription, and the construction of the … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – October

The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt. It’s bracing to read a novel that deals with the lives of women respectfully, intelligently, and with compassion and sly humour. Nothing cosy or PC about her observations, either. Several narrative strands run … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – October

Best Read: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner  A beautiful scarf, passed down through the generations, connects two women who learn that the weight of the world is made bearable by the love we give away…. September 1911. On … Continue reading

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