The Top 10 New Reads for February 2018 as voted for by Australian Library Staff – why not reserve your copy now?
The secrets of ocean’s edge – Kali Napier
“Every family has secrets that bind them together.” A heart-rending story of a guesthouse keeper and his wife who attempt to start over.
Dustfall – Michelle Johnston
A tale of the crashing consequences of medical error, the suffering caused by asbestos mining and the power of storytelling.
The ruin – Dervla McTiernan
A crime novel that draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can’t – or won’t.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris
The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist, Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov, and the woman he loved. This story, full of beauty and hope, is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with Lale.
Between us – Clare Atkins
A stunning new novel about two teenagers separated by cultural differences, their parents’ expectations and twenty kilometres of barbed-wire fence.
Spinifex & Sunflowers – Avan Judd Stallard
Nick Harris has been drifting for years – until the day he finds himself amid red dirt and razor wire, a refugee-prison guard in a detention centre.
The cage – Lloyd Jones
A powerful allegorical tale about humanity and dignity and the ease with which we can justify brutality.
The girl in the tower – Katherine Arden
For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage or a life in a convent. Vasya will choose a third way: magic…
Look for me – Lisa Gardner
Detective DD Warren and Flora Dane are in a race against time to save a young girl’s life – or bring her to justice.
The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton
Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden can identify her killer. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different person. And some hosts are most helpful than others…