Monthly Archives: July 2011

Book of the Week: 1 August – 7 August 2011

The Hidden  by Camilla Lackberg Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother’s possessions. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family’s past and finally uncover the … Continue reading

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Man Booker Longlist Announced for 2011

The longlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced today. The 13 books on the list include: one former Man Booker Prize winner; two previously shortlisted writers, one longlisted author, and four first-time novelists. The list includes: … Continue reading

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Re-Draft 11, 2011 – A creative writing opportunity for teenagers

This year the School for Young Writers will publish the 11th Re-Draft book of creative prose and poetry by New Zealand teenagers Entry forms are avaliable in the Young Adult section of our library. For more information about Re-Draft, follow … Continue reading

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Book of the Week: 25 July – 31 July 2011

Killing Hour by Andrew Gross He heard voices in his head, in between the crashing of waves. Then he was gone — a drop in the ocean. A fisherman found his broken body on the rocks below. A phone call … Continue reading

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Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt

Pictures of You By Caroline Leavitt In one unforgettable moment, four lives are changed forever. As one woman runs from her past, another tries to escape her future; a young boy holds close a terrible secret; and a father does … Continue reading

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Book of the Week: 18 July – 24 July 2011

The Map of Time by Felix J Palma Enter a world of wonder, intrigue and adventure London, 1896. Andrew Harrington’s beloved has been murdered by Jack the Ripper. Claire Haggerty longs to escape the constraints of Victorian society. For both, time … Continue reading

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Linda Castillo and the ‘Kate Burkholder’ series

Linda Castillo ‘Sworn to Silence’ kicks off the Amish thriller series by Linda Castillo In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and “English” residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, … Continue reading

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Book of the Week: 11 July – 17 July 2011

Smokin Seventeen  by Janet Evanovich When there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No … Continue reading

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Book of the Week: 4 July – 10 July 2011

Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen A Military Post’s Secrets: Espionage, Not Aliens This book is refuelling a revival interest in Nevada’s most publicised secret military installation. It is an assertive and mystifying account, of the long-hidden United States weaponry and … Continue reading

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