Category Archives: Fiction

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 Advertisements

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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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Alison’s Picks April 2017

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Transatlantic by Colum McCann The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith The Abundance (essays)  by Annie Dillard  

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Alison’s picks – February 2017

The Better Son by Katherine Johnson. Tasmania, 1952: two boys explore in the karst country of Central Tasmania, and find a cave. It becomes their secret, their refuge – until, one day, only one of them returns home. The Woman … Continue reading

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The October issue of Good Reading magazine is ready for you to read

The October issue of Good Reading magazine is available for you to read from our Library website.  In this issue of gr, Geraldine Brooks tells us about her new historical novel, The Secret Chord, in which she investigates the hidden stories … Continue reading

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Crimeread: Lenny Bartulin and P. M. Newton

Before their fabulous talk at Springwood Library last week, crime authors Lenny Bartulin and P. M. Newton were kind enough to drop in with John Merriman for our Crimeread podcast episode. If you are interested in Australian crime fiction, or … Continue reading

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Our ‘Question’ Podcast

The Love2Read theme for August was ‘Question’. Have you read any books lately that question? John Merriman interviewed Theresa Lock, Library Assistant here at the Blue Mountains City Library, about her favourite reads with this theme. Check out this interesting … Continue reading

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