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"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.

Shallows / by Tim Winton

It is hard to imagine any seaborne activity in Australia currently more unpopular than whaling.  Aussies regularly disparage Japanese “research” harvesting of whales and would likely pour even more vitriol on Iceland were it geographically closer to the continent.  However, Tim Winton has written a novel that reminds us that the hated harpooning was also a part of Australian life in the not too distant past.  In Shallows, Winton creates a fictional whaling town on Australia’s west coast which…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Australian Author Jul 11, 2017.

Karen's Weekly Pick


Started by Karen Redlich in Adventure/War Jun 5, 2017.

Blog Posts

#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 for some fun literary themed mocktail recipes.

Here's one to get you started.



  • Pomegranate juice
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Soda water
  • 6 mint…

Posted by Karen Redlich on December 19, 2017 at 8:30

Indie Book Awards 2017

Indie Book Awards longlist for 2018 has been announced. View the full list at


Posted by Karen Redlich on December 18, 2017 at 9:55

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Tuesday evening book club posted an event

Michele Chevalley Hedge at the Library at Barrry O'Keefe Library

February 21, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Michele Chevalley Hedge will be speaking about her book, "The Australian Healthy Hormone Diet".Michele is a nutritionist, health writer and presenter with a background in marketing. She has several degrees, a diploma of Nutritional Medicine and is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.See More
Tuesday evening book club posted an event

Tanya Bretherton at the Library at Barrry O'Keefe Library

February 14, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Sociologist and author Tanya Bretherton masterfully tells the engrossing and moving story of the crime that put Sarah Boyd and her baby at the centre of a social tragedy that still resonates through the decades.Come to the Barry O'Keefe library and hear Tanya talk about her book, "The suitcase Baby".See More
Lindach posted a discussion
Jan 11
Pamela is now a member of Mosman Readers
Jan 9

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