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Rebecca Huntley, one of Australia's most experienced social researchers, will be speaking about her book Still Lucky at the Barry O'Keefe Library in February. Still Lucky is essential reading for eve…
While we know much about the iconic outlaw Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen Kelly has been largely overlooked by Australian writers and historians. Mrs Kelly is the astonishing story of one of Australia’s…
Nikki Gemmell's world changed forever in October 2015 when the body of her elderly mother was found and it became clear she had decided to end her own life. Was the decision an act of independence or…
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As with all of Brandon Sanderson's books, "The Emperor's Soul" is an entertaining page-turner. The world he has created is filled with an interesting magic whose practitioners are seen as performing an abomination, as they are able to re-write a person's soul. This ability allows them to become great warriors,…Continue
Started by Read, Review & Win in Fantasy Feb 14.
This book starts in 2004 with Hilary Brand as the boss of a corporation with interests in Australia, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. During reading, one finds out Hilary's history from humble beginnings, her strength of character, her daughters, her challenges, and how her power moves to one of the daughters. A…Continue
Started by Read, Review & Win in Family Sagas Feb 14.
Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life- Tom Robbins.This book, being an auto-biography, and therefore a new genre for Tom Robbins, interestingly stays true to his unique style of writing so identifiable in his fiction. The fantasy and intricate importance placed on small details, along with his poetic impressions, and specific collecting of seemingly unrelated things do carry on into his writing of events he has experienced throughout his life. On more than one occasion in…Continue