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Come and hear A.B. Patterson and Nigel Bartlett talk about their crime novels at the Crime Fiction Evening at the Library. A.B. Patterson, former Detective Sergeant and ICAC Chief investigator will b…
July this year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death – an appropriate year in which to remember her style and genius. Susannah Fullerton, President of the Jane Austen Society of Australi…
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For seven years Rusty Young, author of the international bestseller Marching Powder, lived and worked in Colombia, interviewing special forces soldiers, snipers, undercover intelligence agents and me…
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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) May 5.
Sequels are rarely as good as the book that inspired them, but this one comes close. Author Thomas Berger had to perform some situational gymnastics to explain why a continuation of Jack Crabb’s story was possible after the old frontiersman’s death ended the first volume, but once you get past that implausibility the story works pretty well. After his escape from death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Crabb moves on to Deadwood, South Dakota to meet again with his old friend Wild Bill…Continue
Started by Kim Allen Scott in Fiction A-Z (General) Apr 25.
Historian Robert Utley has enjoyed a distinguished career as a historian with the United States National Park Service. He has written on more than a few icons of American frontier history, including Geronimo, George Armstrong Custer and William H. Bonney, popularly known as “Billy the Kid.” It was his success with the last character that really concerns us here, for it is hard to imagine anyone tackling a comparative study including The Kid without being thoroughly versed in his life and…Continue
Started by Kim Allen Scott in Historical Apr 3.
Posted by Karen Redlich on May 17, 2017 at 11:11
Pick of the week! Named by Sydney Morning Herald as a work that "Transcends Time", Storyland jumps between the lives of several people who are separated by history and yet drawn together by the land they inhabit. Beautifully and subtly written with a clever jump between each character. Read the Review at…Continue
Posted by Karen Redlich on May 10, 2017 at 12:37