Author Archives: Librarians with Altitude

Librarians’ Choice – May

1. Whisper by Lynette Noni “2018 Must-Read Novel – For two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes… Subject Six-Eight-Four, ‘Jane Doe’, has been locked away and experimented on, without uttering a single word. Life at Lengard follows a … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – May

  The Passage of Love by Alex Miller – We all have our literary heroes, and this writer is one of mine.  As soon as I read his Journey to the Stone Country, set in Queensland, I thought “Ah! Here’s a voice … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – May

Best Read: The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain It is 1944. Pregnant, alone, and riddled with guilt, Tess DeMello abruptly gives up her budding career as a nurse and ends her engagement to the love of her life, unable to … Continue reading

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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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