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In Richard de Crespigny latest book, "Fly" he shares the insights and techniques he built up over decades in the high pressure world of military and civilian aviation. Covering leadership, teamwork,…
"Shell" is a spellbinding and poignant historical novel set in 1965. The world is on the brink of change, as Danish architect Jorn Utzon's bold vision for the Sydney Opera House unleashes a storm of…
Mikey Robins will be speaking a Barry O'Keefe Library about his latest book, "Seven Deadly Sins and one very naughty fruit" in November. A fascinating, funny and downright bizarre survey of culinary…
One of the best things about reading this fine book was my ability to complete it while here at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival, a celebration of quality literature and authors. I might add it was a double pleasure after attending the dismal, depressing APLIC conference at Gold Coast last week where I had the unusual experience of sharing a large convention hall of "librarians" who had nothing to say about books.But on to the story at hand. Matilda is the single child of Delores, a woman…Continue
Started by Kim Allen Scott in Fiction A-Z (General) Aug 6.
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.
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.
Posted by Lindach on July 24, 2018 at 12:25