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Alison’s Picks – July

The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton – A new novel by Tim Winton is always an event. And what do we have here, this time? Two characters only, centre-stage: one, Jaxie Clackton, a damaged, hopped-up teenager running from his ruin of … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – June

  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – The unique voice is what strikes you first. It’s the voice of an oddball young woman, her face disfigured by scarring, her social skills non-existent, her possibly psychopathic mother incarcerated.  Clever Eleanor, … 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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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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What Library Staff are Reading – September

Looking for some Spring reading inspiration? There is something for everyone in this selection of books that library staff have been reading recently. We didn’t love them all, but maybe you will!   Lorimer and Brightman (series) by Alex Gray … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – August

The Daffodils have spoken – spring is just around the corner. While some of us may now be tempted outdoors, the wise know that The Reading Season is not quite over. Here is a selection of titles that library staff have … Continue reading

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