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"Testament" by David Gibbins

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.

Shallows / by Tim Winton

It is hard to imagine any seaborne activity in Australia currently more unpopular than whaling.  Aussies regularly disparage Japanese “research” harvesting of whales and would likely pour even more vitriol on Iceland were it geographically closer to the continent.  However, Tim Winton has written a novel that reminds us that the hated harpooning was also a part of Australian life in the not too distant past.  In Shallows, Winton creates a fictional whaling town on Australia’s west coast which…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Australian Author Jul 11.

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Started by Karen Redlich in Adventure/War Jun 5.

Lincoln in the Bardo / by George Saunders 1 Reply

There are few American heroes as universally honored as Abraham Lincoln.  His masterful handling of the worst crisis this nation ever faced, along with his subsequent martyrdom, have over the decades lifted him beyond the status of a mortal to that of a demigod in the hearts of many.  This is particularly troublesome because such hagiography obscures the fact that Lincoln was a real person, with real pain and a real personality.  Many attempts to point out his feet of clay have fallen short,…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Fiction A-Z (General). Last reply by Karen Redlich May 31.

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Indie Book Awards 2017

Indie Book Awards longlist for 2018 has been announced. View the full list at


Posted by Karen Redlich on December 18, 2017 at 9:55

Top 100 Reads for 2017

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Posted by Karen Redlich on December 18, 2017 at 9:54

#MosmanReads is Coming in 2018

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Paul Ashford Harris at the Library at Barrry O'Keefe Library

March 7, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Paul Ashford Harris is a novelist, playwright and environmental activist.  He is the author of a series of Australian environmental children’s picture books, and published his debut novel Aardvark in 2016.He will be speaking about his family memoir, Odd Boy Out at Barry O'Keefe Library in March 2018. See More
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