No Time for Goodbye written by Linwood Barclay, Patricia Cornwall put in an appearance and also Rosamonde Pilcher. Saltwater by Cathy McLennan a true story about the fight for justice with the High Court Commission for the Torres Strait Islanders. The author lives on Magnetic Island, the book is dedicated to 2 aboriginal children who were badly treated and abused and also won the 2014 Literary Award for best emerging author. A good book to look out for. The Law of Dreams written about Ireland in 1847, the storyline includes the potato Famine, prostitution and Railways – an interesting mix. The Glassblower of Murano was enjoyed. The Silk Weaver written about 18th C Britain – how the silk trade worked. The Secret Son written by jenny Ackland proved a challenge to read, but Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar was well researched, the story moves from Adelaide to the Coorong and was highly recommended. Scandanavian by Alice Munro set in 1950’s Canada drew comparison to some of Somerset Maughan’s work. Call of the Outback by Ernestine Hill and Queen of the Road proved easy reading. Annabel Crabbe author of Canberra Confidential is all about past scandals in Canberra, quite a hotbed of intrigue. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvie has been released as a movie and was showing at BPACC last week. Jane Harper wrote the crime mystery The Dry whilst Jen McLeod gave us a House for all Seasons, old school friends were bequeathed an old house, each girl had to spend a season in the house. Reminiscent of `Are you being served?’ The Store by Alexander Fortune is set in a Department store in London.
Happy reading on these cold nights. See you all in the Library on the 6th June at 2.00 p.m.