Category Archives: Alison’s Picks

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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Alison’s Picks – April

  Montebello by Robert Drewe The Montebello Islands lie off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. Australian writer Robert Drewe became interested in these islands when he discovered that the British conducted nuclear tests there in the 1950s. The bombs were … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – March

The Attachment, by Ailsa Piper and Tony Doherty. Bracing, exploratory conversations, engaged in without the will to dominate, are (for me) among life’s most intriguing activities. These two authors connected across a fairly powerful ideological barrier (Doherty a Catholic priest, … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks

I have contributed to this blog as a librarian working at Katoomba Library for – well, a long time! Retired now, I can’t pass up the opportunity to keep talking about books. So, under the masthead of these elegant clapping … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks October 2017

All Together Now – Gill Hornby The Woman on the Stairs – Bernhard Schlink Theft by Finding: Diaries Volume 1 – David Sedaris First Person – Richard Flanagan

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Alison’s Picks – September 2017

Anything is Possible – Elizabeth Strout A Writing Life: Helen Garner and her work – Bernadette Brennan Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders A Few Days in the Country, and other stories – Elizabeth Harrower

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Alison’s Picks July 2017

The Restorer by Michael Sala Arthur and George by Julian Barnes Capital by John Lanchester The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

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