How quickly time goes when you are unpacking the great wall of boxes containing new library material. Just when our Collection Management Team seem to make a gap, the door bell rings and in comes a new delivery! Somehow it never seems to stop, but that’s what it takes to keep new material coming in on a regular basis.
Episode 28: Non-fiction Australian Reads for Summer
This summer has been a particularly challenging one for the Australian landscape and with Australia Day upon us, there are a number of great books that demonstrate just how vast this land is, how diverse and rich is its history.
Join Katherine and Nisa for the third and final episode of the ‘Summer’ series of podcasts.
Join Katherine and Nisa for the second of our ‘Summer’ episodes.
It has been a great year for fiction lovers, but here are a few of the titles that resonated with Katherine and Nisa.
‘Damascus’ by Christos Tsiolkas an historical novel, but with a take on St Paul of the early Christian Church like no other. Visceral, transformative, brutal & beautiful.
To change the pace totally, we review Sally Rooney’s debut novel, ‘Conversations with Friends’ and her second novel, and twitter sensation, ‘Normal People’. She brings her signature style, spare prose and insightful psychological acuity to the exploration of the lives and loves of that most intriguing of generations, the millennials.
Finally Ian Mc Ewan’s ‘Machines like Me’?, this is speculative fiction of the top order, its themes range from artificial intelligence, what constitutes consciousness and the formal demands of the haiku poem. Darkly humorous, its most compelling theme is “moral choice”
Fiction titles discussed include:
Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas, Allen & Unwin 2019.