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Julie’s Book Reviews for August 2018

Julie is our out of house reading expert and Julie’s suggestions are always well received by our customers. This is Julie’s Book Reviews for August 2018 The Biographer’s Lover by Ruby J. Murray I really enjoyed this riveting story about the virtually unknown Australian artist, Edna Cranmer. Ruby Murray writes a beautiful tale stretching from Edna’s birth in Geelong in 1929 to the present day, one that switches from Edna’s past to her biographer’s life in alternating…

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Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Reviewed by Julie A delightful read indeed! Anne Tyler’s 22nd novel is like putting on your favourite old, faithful jumper, or a pair of well-worn slippers.  It’s like sitting down for a cup of tea with a lovely old friend and having a chat.  Comfortable, easy, funny and sad, simple and questioning, “Clock Dance” is a very pleasant read.  The main character, Willa, is very likeable and easy to relate to – the story is…

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April in Paris by Tessa Lunney

Local Reviewer: Thanks Julie Katherine King Button has left her home in Australia, after being there with her wealthy parents for 2 years since returning from being a nurse in WWI.  They have decreed that she must find the “right person” to marry – something Katherine is determined they will not make her do.  She returns to London where she is known as simply Kiki Button, gets a job as a gossip columnist in Paris…

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Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

Local Review: Thanks Emily Nixon Five women set off on a trek, organised by their Boss, to see how they get through it together with no problems. A test of endurance in the bush and on the mountains. Four days endurance in rough and demanding terrain, with no problems.  Armed only with small tents and boil in the bag foods, plus a small gas canister stove to cook it on and sleeping bags to sleep…

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Top Shelf Travel

With Easter fast approaching and at least four days free to take some time out, it’s a great time to think about local areas to travel to and relax or get some fitness in and do a walk or hike in our beautiful countryside. Planning these short breaks seem to be last on our organization list but can have therapeutic benefits long after the holiday has finished. The house maintenance can wait, some time to recalibrate the…

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Relaxing in Whistler

Sitting here watching the snow fall, nursing a cold in the Whistler Library I’m reminded of the wonderful world of books and what they can offer in so many ways. I’ve tried meditation, yoga, walking (which I still power on with) swimming, gym classes, drinking and many other ways of relaxing but the feeling of sitting in a library distilling my thoughts grabs me like no other relaxation. It grounds me and makes me feel…

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Koby Cumulus will touch your heart

A special book has landed in store Koby Cumulus, the hand painted beautiful children’s hardcover book “Koby Cumulus loves being a cloud…until the day he hears people complain about the weather.  Travel with Koby as he re-discovers his importance, and the joy of his life’s purpose. Will he overcome others raining on his parade?” Koby Cumulus is a 6 year old cloud who loves life… until he hears people grumbling about the weather. It’s a beautiful…

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Much to learn from our Australian Authors.

Regardless of the genre, book form or style of writing, there is much to learn from our Australian Authors.   The land of plenty, the land of great mates, and lots of space. Australia has so much to exposes us in so many ways and books and authors are just one great example of the talent and expertise we offer the world. We have some fabulous best selling authors in Australia that draw on the…

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Top 3 Reviews for July and August

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham Loved this book  – by Pam. The story is set in modern America, the interwoven tale of two women whose lives vary enormously. Agnes is on a quest for what she sees as the perfect life defined by a happy marriage, home and children. Meghan is living this supposed dream life but struggling. This all sounds a little mundane but very early in the story there is a…

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Closing Down 

By local reviewer, Pam Winner of the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers 2105 A first novel by Melbourne author Sally Abbot, former journalist and PR director. Closing Down begins with Robbie as a young boy and the screaming of his horse which has it’s leg broken when ridden by his drunk father. The first hint of horror, things not balanced. Clare is a watchful, thoughtful rural Australian woman for whom nothing in life has been easy.…

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