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Torn: Chris Jordan

Try if you like: Hollie Overton, Kerry Greenwood, James Patterson, Lee ChildTen-year old Noah Corbin is in school assembly when a man dressed as a clown appears in front of the children and detonates a bomb that destroys the gymnasium. Luckily, all the children are accounted for- but Noah has vanished. His desperate mother, Haley, hires missing child expert Randall Shane to investigate. The Forensics squad claim to have found traces of Noah's body in the blast zone, but Haley is convinced that…Continue

Started by Karen Redlich in Adventure/War Aug 16.

Wake: Elizabeth Knox

Try if you like: Grieg Beck, David Rollins, Peter Corris, Tana French, S.J Bolton, James PattersonSet in present-day New Zealand, in a picturesque seaside town, the people of the local community are suddenly and inexplicably overcome by a temporary madness that kills almost all of them. The Survivors try to piece together what has happened to the community and the clues lead them to an ancient Maori settlement.I absolutely loved the start of this book, it was so simple but creepy. Policewoman…Continue

Started by Karen Redlich in Adventure/War Aug 16.

Outback / by Thomas Keneally 1 Reply

This is a dated study, but a good one.  In 1985 Thomas Keneally traveled around Australia’s vast Northern Territory to compose an essay more about the people than the landscape they live in.  This is not to say he ignored the scenery, but rather he studied the effects of that scenery on both Aboriginal and Euro-Australian residents.  The result is a very entertaining coffee-table book that is jammed with some beautiful photography. I especially appreciated his descriptions of Darwin and Alice…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Australian Author. Last reply by Karen Redlich Aug 8.

Van Gogh: The Asylum Year / by Edwin Mullins 1 Reply

There is a reminder in this lovely book of why so many people are Van Gogh fans; he is the most accessible of artists because we know so much about him.  His incredible output on canvas is matched only by the number of his personal letters that have survived, most written to his brother and benefactor, Theo.  This is especially true for the months leading to his untimely death when Vincent, after a terrible incident of self-mutilation, realized he needed the shelter of a hospital for the…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Biography. Last reply by Karen Redlich Aug 8.

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