Lunch Hour Author Talk – March 2013 with Boyd Anderson

Boyd  spent several years as a creative director in advertising, winning many awards in New York, Cannes, London, Los Angeles and Sydney. Boyd now writes historical fiction. Amber Road is his fourth novel, following Children of the Dust, Ludo and Errol, Fidel and the Cuban Rebel Girls. He lives in Sydney.

Boyd is Parramatta Library’s Author of the Month for March 2013.

Come and see Boyd talk about his new book Amber Road on Thursday 28th March 2013 at 1.00pm in the Darug Room on the top floor of Parramatta Library.

The talk is FREE Bookings are essential please call 9806 5159 to make a booking.


Amber Road

It’s 1941 and as an empire is swept away, a young woman’s world is ripped apart….. Continue reading

2nd Tuesday Evening Book Group

At the February meeting of the 2nd Tuesday Evening Book Group, Elizabeth Gaskell’s book North and South was discussed.

One group member did not get past the initial opening pages of the book, but all other members enjoyed reading the book.

The theme of the book covers the change of circumstances of the Hale family and their exposure to the northern harshness of industrial life. Continue reading

Wild – a review

Title: Wild: a journey from lost to found

Author: Cheryl Strayed

Katherine’s Pick

Cheryl  Strayed has written a mediative  and insightful memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail which starts in California and ends in Washington State Oregon,   a journey of eleven hundred  miles, while  carrying a backpack that she nicknames the “Monster” because it is so heavy.   Like all good Journey stories, her inner journey is as important as her outer journey.  Continue reading

Heartread – Feb Reading Theme

February reading theme is Heartread – sure, it’s a month for romantic reads.

Do you know this year marks 200 anniversary for Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and prejudice’?

Do you know how many books written by Jane Austen?

Would you like to read something else as ‘shades of love’?

Well, fine out those romantic shelves at Parramatta City Library.


Shades of Love