Author Archives: Librarians with Altitude

Good Reading Magazine – June 2019

The June issue of Good Reading magazine is ready for you to enjoy through Blue Mountains Library! New Fiction The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith For nearly half a century, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. A … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – June

Best Read: The Things we Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – June

Sophie and the Sibyl by Patricia Duncker – Sophie is a rich, lively, clever, cosseted young woman living on the family estate in Victorian England. Her literary heroine is George Eliot, whose books she devours and whom she longs to meet.  … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – May

Autumn is lingering, but it might be time to head to the library and get your winter reading sorted. Here are some suggestions of what to look out for (and what to avoid) from your library staff. Everybody died, so … Continue reading

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Man Booker International winner – 2019

Congratulations to writer Jokha Alharthi and translator Marilyn Booth for winning the Man Booker International prize for Alharthi’s novel Celestial Bodies. The £50,000 prize has been divided equally between its author and translator. Jokha Alharthi, the first female Omani novelist … Continue reading

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Good Reading Magazine – May 2019

The May issue of Good Reading magazine is ready for you to enjoy through Blue Mountains Library!   Meet New York Times cartoonist Gavin Aung Than and his team of shape-shifting, insect-slinging sidekicks. Amra Pajalic chronicles a childhood with a bipolar mother in her memoir … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – May

Best Read: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall Germany, 1945. Klara Janowska and her daughter, Alicja, have walked for weeks to get to Graufeld Displaced Persons camp. In the cramped, dirty, dangerous conditions they, along with 3,200 others, are the lucky … Continue reading

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