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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.

Doc: a novel / by Mary Doria Russell

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.

"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, 2017.

Blog Posts

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

#MosmanReads is Coming in 2018

Some staff picks to get the ball rolling...

Posted by Karen Redlich on December 27, 2017 at 11:10

It's Mocktail time...

visit http://druginfo.sl.nsw.gov.au/bah-humbug for some fun literary themed mocktail recipes.

Here's one to get you started.

BAH HUMBUG

Recipe

  • Pomegranate juice
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Soda water
  • 6 mint…
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Posted by Karen Redlich on December 19, 2017 at 8:30

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James Phelps at the Library at Barry O'Keefe Library

August 1, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
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 Australia's history at Eugowra Rocks. The gang escaped with bank notes and 77kg of gold, worth about $10 million today.It remains Australia's largest gold robbery.See More
Jul 5
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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…See More
Jul 3
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Madonna King at the Library at Barrry O'Keefe Library

August 27, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
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 Library in August.See More
Jun 27
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