The incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea Chocolate Empire by Robert Wainwright
Even allowing for the passage of time this was a very weird and definitely fractured family. It was also the generation that oversaw the demise of the Darrell Lea chocolate and lolly empire. Succinctly written it was a very quick read. It is certainly from a different time that had very different attitudes to adopted children.
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By Bruce Pascoe
An amazing insight into Aboriginal society prior to settlement, this book turns everything I learned in school on its head. Meticulously researched and easy to read, I am buying my brother a copy for Christmas.
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By Alexander Masters
A twisty fabulous mystery which will surprise and delight you. This book had me questioning my own assumptions and biases. Its also a true story and a great read.
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Hello! Each month we’ll be posting the items we’re excited to see coming to the libraries. These items are not released yet but you can place holds to make sure a copy comes your way!
Mystery & Thriller
Devil’s Lair by Sarah Barrie
For readers of The Dark Lake & The Dry comes this taut psychological suspense set in a dramatic Tasmanian landscape from bestselling author of Bloodtree River, Sarah Barrie
The Kremlin Strike by Dale Brown
In this exciting, visionary, and all-too-plausible next chapter in the legendary Dale Brown’s New York Times bestselling techno-warfare series, Brad McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron must fight the Russians on a dangerous, untested battlefield: outer space.
Those People by Louise Candlish
From the author of the international bestseller Our House, a new novel of twisty domestic suspense asks, “Could you hate your neighbor enough to plot to kill him?”
Continue reading “May Highlights”
Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
I predict that you (like me) will enjoy this book, embrace its ideas about tidiness and minimalism, gush at its elegant simplicity and find yourself energised and motivated, only to discover that your home remains in perfect disarray… prove me wrong!
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You don’t have to know who Lecrae is to love this page turner. It is a journey through a musician’s personal life & insight in to the music industry. This autobiography is so raw as it takes you through his childhood battles, faith struggles & tells of grace and redemption.
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Having been a big fan of Marie Kondo’s ‘The life-changing magic of tidying’ I was intrigued by Jay’s minimalist approach to declutter and simplify. Kondo’s approach is to judge if the item sparks joy in you; Jay’s approach challenges readers to further eliminate the physical stuff filling up the space, to open up space in mind. Very helpful to keep me motivated to pursue minimalist lifestyle.
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