Library News - 30 July 2015

Oberon Council Library News

The Oberon Library has a variety of magazines available. They include, Women’s Weekly, Men’s Health, Delicious, Country Style , Choice, Practical Parenting and Diabetic Living to name just a few. 

NEW TITLES AT THE LIBRARY

THE MOUNTAIN STORY by Lori Lansens
How much would you sacrifice for a stranger? Nola, Bridget, Vonn and Wolf meet on a mountain. When a series of mishaps strands them, they realise their only defence is one another. As one day leads to the next they form an inextricable bond, pushing one another further than they could have dreamed possible. The three who make it home will be forever changed by the harrowing days on the mountain. This is a fast-paced, moving novel that pays tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.

GOODBYE SWEETHEART by Marion Halligan
William has a heart attack in the local swimming pool. As his extended family gathers to mourn, secrets and lies begin to unfold. William was a successful lawyer, a loving husband and father who had been twice divorced. His puzzled children wonder if he was not the person they thought he was. Does an unexpected lover mean he was still philandering? What mysteries has he taken to the grave? This story is about love, the desire for understanding and the messiness of life.

THE PAINTED SKY by Alice Campion
This book tells the story of city-raised Nina who ventures to the outback to discover more than a few skeletons in the family closet. Nina inherits a waterless property and a fully furnished farmhouse in the outback. Local identity Hilary Flint seems to hate Nina and the local solicitor seems to be holding back information. This is a captivating rural novel, brimming with romance, mystery and suspense. This is a debut novel by Alice Campion who is the pseudonym for five members of a Sydney book group who decided to write a ‘21st Century Thorn Birds’.

ONE LIFE: MY MOTHER’S STORY by Kate Grenville
Using fragments of a memoir written by her mother, Kate Grenville tells the mesmerising story of her life. Nance lived in a century of tumult and change and her story echoes that of many mothers and grandmothers when life offered new freedoms and choices. Nance led an exceptional life; while life was never easy, she ran a successful business as a registered pharmacist, laid the bricks for the family home and discovered her husband’s secret life as a revolutionary. This is a lovely book you will want to linger over.