Out of the Box – October 2019

A small snapshot of a selection of new titles that arrived in October.

Happy Reading!

NON FICTION

FOR THE KIDS

Look What I See by Judi Barrett (Board Book)

Window of Hope by Robert Vescio (Picture Book)

Sleep, My Bunny by Rosemary Wells (Picture Book)

Colours, Chatterbox Baby (Picture Book)

Spots and Dots: First Patterns Playbook (Board Book)

Vognox the Viking and the Island of Skeletons by Nick Falk (EJ FALK)

Cloud Boy by Marcia Williams (Junior Fiction)

YOUNG ADULT

Out of the Box: New Arrival Highlights – June 2019

Another busy month is over and our Library’s shelves are bursting with new arrivals! In fact some titles are so popular we have had to order additional copies.

This month’s snapshot includes, audio books, DVDs, fiction, non-fiction, junior, young adult and eAudio and eBooks.

It is easy to reserve the titles you are interested in; click on the title and have your library card and password/pin ready.

ADULT NON-FICTION

Ditch by Herman Koch

Evvie Drake starts over by Linda Holmes

Frankissstein a love story by Jeanette Winterson

Lady’s guide to etiquette and murder by Dianne Freeman

Lifetime of impossible days by Tabitha Bird

Blood orange by Harriet Tyce

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Conviction by Denise Mina

The Ottoman Secret by Raymond Khoury

Zero sum game by S.L. Huang

A love story for bewildered girls by Emma Morgan

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Fall or dodge in hell by Neal Stephenson

The slipping place by Joanna Baker

The lost queen by Signe Pike

The white girl by Tony Birch

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Book Review: The Bush by Don Watson

The Bush by Don Watson

While most of us live in cities clinging to the coastal fringe, our sense of what an Australian is, or should be, is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean by ‘the bush’, and how has it shaped us?

Starting with his forebears’ battle to drive back nature and eke a living from the land, Don Watson explores the bush as it was and as it now is: the triumphs and the ruination, the commonplace and the bizarre, the stories we like to tell about ourselves and the national character, and those we don’t.

A milestone work of memoir, travel writing and history, The Bush takes us on a profoundly revelatory and entertaining journey through the Australian landscape and character.

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Out of the Box!: New Arrival Highlights

Each month behind the scenes at City of Parramatta Libraries staff work tirelessly to get thousands of new items onto the Library’s shelves each month! Providing library members with a wide range of titles and material to choose from.

Below is a small snapshot of just some of the items to arrive on the shelves in May 2019; including new publications and top-up titles.

Reserving your copy is easy and free, click on the book cover and have your library card and password/pin handy!

Adult Fiction

So many varied and interesting titles including thrillers, fantasy, historical fiction and more!

ADULT NON-FICTION

We have you covered with the following non-fiction titles; so many varied subjects to choose from!

FOR KIDS

A great selection of board books, picture books, junior fiction and non-fiction.

YOUNG ADULT

It does not seem to matter if I am browsing through ‘All About Books’ or checking our recent additions; I always seem to end up with too many Young Adult titles on my TBR list. I hope the following titles allow you to grow your own TBR pile!

Podcast Memorable Memoirs

In this episode of Parra Pods Katherine & Nisa asked themselves why do some memoirs resonate so much with people?

Michelle Obam’s ‘Becoming was City of Parramatta Libraries most borrowed non-fiction title so far in 2019. Her spouse Barak Obama was the President of the United States for eight years, yet it is she who has garnered both popular and critical acclaim for this “tell it like it is” memoir.

Sally Fields is a Hollywood legend and, an Oscar recipient, here is her memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional family, overcoming the limitations of  her early career playing the “Flying Nun” & “Gidget”.  Finally forging a career that has afforded her longevity as an actress, but more importantly finding peace with the dark secret that cast a shadow over her life.

Some of the books discussed in this podcast include:

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama. London, Viking, 2018
  • In Pieces by Sally Fields London, Simon & Schuster, 2018