Parra Pods Celebrity Pioneers & the Price of Fame

In this Episode 23, Katherine and Nisa discuss two biographies set on opposite sides of the globe.

One, an actress of global fame, with nearly four decades of work behind her; another, a social media star who dabbled in acting and was the talk of her country for over four years. Both were pioneers and paid a heavy price for fame.

Some of the books discussed in this episode include:

Inside Out: a memoir by Demi Moore, Harper Collins, September 2019.

A Woman Like Her: the short life of Qandeel Baloch by Sanam Maher, Bloomsbury, July 2019.

Happy Listening,

Nisa & Katherine

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Parra Pods – The Booker Prize 2019

In Episode 22 of Parra Pods, Katherine & Nisa discuss some of the great books that had made it on to the 2019 shortlist for the Booker Prize.

Join them as they discuss the books they liked, the books they loved and some they had mixed feelings about…

Click on the covers below to reserve your copy!

HAPPY LISTENING!

Nisa & Katherine

 

Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 and 2019 announced

After the award was postponed last year, the Swedish Academy has recently announced Olga Tokarczuk as the 2018 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, with the 2019 prize being awarded to Peter Handke. Check out some of their books in the collection to learn more about why the announcement is creating ripples in literary circles. Nisa

Out of the Box – September!

I can’t believe September is over. Time seems to fly here at the Library!

Below is a small snapshot of what arrived on the Library’s shelves in the last month!

Hope you find something to tempt you from our newly arrived items.

FICTION

Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson

The Farm by Joanne Ramos

No Place to Hide by John Davage

The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie

NON-FICTION

Winning for Women: A Personal Story by Lola Mathews

Slow Cooker Family Favourites by Paulene Christie

Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini

Shapeshifters: A History by John B. Kachuba

The Revolutionary Art of Changing Your Heart: The Essential Guide to Recharing Your Relationship by Andrew Fuller

The Minimalist Way: Minimalism Strategies to Declutter Your Life and Make Room for Joy by Erica Layne

FOR CHILDREN

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers (Junior Fiction)

Bear Adventure by Anthony McGowan (Junior Fiction)

Bee-n-Bee Vacation by C.M. Potter (Easy Junior)

Christmas is Here! by Charles M. Schulz

Meteors by Melissa Stewart

Top Marks for Murder by Robin Stevens

The Little Town of Marrowville by John Robertson

Are Coconuts More Dangerous Than Sharks? by Guy Campbell

YOUNG ADULT

MUSIC AND DVDS

Can’t Say I Ain’t Country (CD)

Disney Sing Your Heart Out (CD)

Run Home Slow (CD)

Late Night Feelings (CD)

Thomas & Friends: Monkey Trouble (Children’s DVD)

Barbie: Dreamtopia – Sparkle Princess (Children’s DVD)

Now 2019: Vol 1 (CD)

Fighting With My Family (DVD)

Pet Semetary (DVD)

Thunder Road (DVD)

The Hustle (DVD)

Magazines in the library

Magazines are a great way to receive bite-sized entertainment and information.
Join me as I talk about some of the titles we’ve added to our collection in 2019. Perhaps you’ll find a new favourite or two…                                                               Nisa.

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