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Prairie Fires: the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize,  this is a comprehensive biography of the iconic writer Laura Ingalls Wilder of 'Little House on the Prairie' fame amongst many other titles. Her stories  of a simple, happy but sometimes hard and cruel life on the prairies as a child and then with her husband are some of the most popular in American literature, up there with 'Little Women'. I found the first section very interesting as it went through the violent and fraught years for the Indigenous population,…Continue

Started by Therese Scott in Biography Oct 9.

The Blackbirder by Dorothy B Hughes

Brilliant noir fiction by one of the best but often forgotten authors, Dorothy B Hughes. There were so many plot twists and turns I was riveted. Who is the gray man -innocent traveller, Gestapo, FBI or none of these things. Is he really a danger to the equally mysterious protagonist Julliet, on the run from being a potential suspect in a murder. Moving from New York to Santa Fe and set during World War II , it is full of men in hats lurking in bars and street corners, train journeys taken by…Continue

Started by Therese Scott in Detective/Mystery/Crime Oct 9.

Mister Pip / by Lloyd Jones

One of the best things about reading this fine book was my ability to complete it while here at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival, a celebration of quality literature and authors.  I might add it was a double pleasure after attending the dismal, depressing APLIC conference at Gold Coast last week where I had the unusual experience of sharing a large convention hall of "librarians" who had nothing to say about books.But on to the story at hand.  Matilda is the single child of Delores, a woman…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Fiction A-Z (General) Aug 6.

Oliver Twist / by Charles Dickens

I could have never read this book without the knowledge that it would have a happy ending. Oliver Twist is so unspeakably sad in its opening chapters that I found it difficult to remain a passive reader while hearing so many injustices in a society that debases its poor. (I suppose I felt this way because it reminds me of what is happening to American under the Trump dictatorship.) However, this story of an orphaned boy who runs away from those cruel state actors only to end up in a den of…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Fiction A-Z (General) Jul 3.

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Blackbirders by Dorothy B Hughes

Brilliant noir fiction by one of the best but often forgotten authors, Dorothy B Hughes. There were so many plot twists and turns I was riveted. Who is the gray man -innocent traveller, Gestapo, FBI or none of these things. Is  he really a danger to the equally mysterious protagonist Julliet, on the run from being a potential suspect in a murder. Moving from New York to Santa Fe and set during World War II and full of men in hats lurking in bars and street corners, train journeys taken by…

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Posted by Therese Scott on October 8, 2018 at 17:20

Stella Prize 2018 Longlist Announced

Posted by Lindach on February 9, 2018 at 11:24

#MosmanReads is Coming in 2018

Posted by Karen Redlich on December 27, 2017 at 11:11

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Warren Reed at the Library at Barry O'Keefe Library

November 26, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Author Warren Reed will be speaking about his latest book, "An Elephant on Your Nose" at the Barrry O'Keefe Library in November."An Elephant on Your Nose" throws the spotlight on Asia's emerging influence in global espionage.See More
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Mikey Robins at the Library at Barry O'Keefe Library

November 19, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Mikey Robins will be speaking a Barry O'Keefe Library about his latest book, "Seven Deadly Sins and one very naughty fruit" in November.A fascinating, funny and downright bizarre survey of culinary oddities by one of Australia's best-loved comedians.See More
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