What’s new – non fiction selections

Books, books, books, whether in print or electronic format, we avid readers love it. Here are a few photoshoots that we’ve just taken and surely you’ll find one that you’d like to read. Considering that we usually tell you guys more about fiction titles, this time we’d like to see what’s new in non fiction.

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The dry – a book review

Title: The Dry

Author: Jane Harper

Review by Katherine

The Dry by Jane harper has been described as “mythic and valiant” and there is no doubt that Jane Harper has become the latest Aussie literary sensation.  The Dry has now won a swag of awards including the prestigious “Golden Dagger” award recently, as well as receiving glowing reviews and becoming a bestselling book.  What is it about “The Dry” that has stuck a chord among the world’s readers? It is a compelling mystery that keeps you guessing, the small town characters are well rounded and believable. The main character Federal Police officer Aron Falk is not an heroic figure in the over the top Jack Reacher style.  Rather he is characterized as a man driven by a dogged decency that compels him to stick around the insular country town he grew up in but left under a cloud in his teens, to help to solve the worst kind of crime, the murder of an entire family, or was it a murder suicide? Continue reading

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Librarians Choice Top 10 – November 2017

The Top 10 New Reads for November as voted for by Australian Library Staff – why note reserve your copy now? Continue reading

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Asher Award 2017 Shortlist

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the shortlist for the 2017 Asher Literary Award.

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Walkley Book Award 2017 Longlist

The Walkley Book Award recognises excellence in Australian nonfiction literature and long-form journalism.

This year marks the 62nd annual Walkley Awards. While you can argue about the meaning journalism in a social media and high tech age, there are still some serious journalism there to report and write for the truth after long exhausting investigation and research.

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