Monthly Archives: July 2015

Librarian Recommended Reads – The Antipodeans: a novel by Greg McGee

“Beginning with the return to Venice of an old and sick man determined to confront his past, and accompanied by his daughter who is escaping hers, The Antipodeans spans three generations of a New Zealand family and their interaction with … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Reads – World Gone By by Dennis LeHane

World Gone By is set in Tampa, Florida in the early 1940’s and is every bit as cool as its cover. The story focuses on Joe Coughlin, a semi-retired gangster, widower, and father whose efforts to maintain the gangster lifestyle … Continue reading

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Reading List: Food in Fiction

Warning: coming to our library at the moment may make you extremely hungry! We have everything food and we have it everywhere! It’s not just our scrumptious range of cook books and foodie mags, not just our DVD collection of … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Reads: big little lies by Liane Moriarty

This is a ‘what goes on behind closed doors’ kind of novel. It starts with a tragedy at a school trivia night. From there we go back in time to the events leading up to the tragedy. Three women, Madeline, … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Reads: Five Minutes Alone by Paul Cleave

Five Minutes Alone The saying ‘give me five minutes alone with that person’ usually means someone wishes harm to another in retribution for a perceived slight or injustice, and that is the basis for Paul Cleave’s new novel Five Minutes … Continue reading

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Recommended Teen Reads: We Were Liars by E Lockheart

Cadence is a member of the distinguished Sinclair family, whose wealth and privilege extend to owning a private island off Martha’s Vineyard where the family spend their summers. Cadence, her cousins Johnny and Mirren, and family friend Gat have a tight … Continue reading

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Recommended Teen Reads: Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition by Katie Rain Hill

This is the story of Katie’s transition from Luke, a boy born in the bible belt of Oklahoma, into Katie – the girl she had always felt herself to be inside. Katie’s story delves into the earliest memories of her … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Reads: The Umbrian Supper Club by Marlena de Blasi

A group of women (and very occasionally their partners) from the rural Italian town of Orvieto meet once a month on a Thursday night to partake in a scrumptious meal and drink from the array of boutique wines sourced from the surrounding … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Reads: That Sugar Book by Damon Gameau

  Sugar has been featuring quite heavily in the media lately with scientists and medical professionals producing new information about its negative effects on our health and the way it is hidden in seemingly healthy foods. We have had a … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Reads: Girls will be girls by Emer O’Toole

Emer O’Toole inadvertently shot herself to fame by revealing her un-shaved armpits on television—an act so subversive that the clip went viral and she became entrenched in an epic media storm. In Girls will be Girls Emer investigates how we are socialised … Continue reading

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