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Author James Phelps will be speaking at Barry O'Keefe Library in July about his latest book, "Australian Heist". On June 15, 1862 a gang of bushrangers pulled off the largest gold robbery in Australi…
Madonna King is one of Australia's most accomplished journalists, she will be speaking about her latest book,"Fathers and Daughters: helping teen girls and their dads build unbreakable bonds" at the…
In Richard de Crespigny latest book, "Fly" he shares the insights and techniques he built up over decades in the high pressure world of military and civilian aviation. Covering leadership, teamwork,…
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.
Doctor John Henry Holliday, by most accounts, was a tubercular, homicidal drunk and a close friend of Wyatt Earp. According to the legend, Holliday’s illness made him reckless with his life, descending from a respectable, educated southern gentleman to a mean tempered gambler who cared little for his ability to see beyond his next drink. These interpretations are pretty two dimensional, even by low bar set by popular fiction, so this book by Mary Doria Russell is a welcome departure. Russell’s…Continue
Started by Kim Allen Scott in Westerns Mar 27.
This is the first book by David Gibbins that this reviewer has read, but clearly it is one of a series with the same major protagonist appearing in them all. Clearly also, from the summaries included inside the back cover of the book under review, these other tales also incorporate elements of some sort of "Indiana Jones"…Continue
Started by Read, Review & Win in Adventure/War Jul 25, 2017.