3rd Wednesday Book Club- January 2013- Summer Reads

Welcome back! It was great to see everyone back after a safe and happy festive season. The first of our themes this year is Summer Reads. This is our interpretation of the Read Play Watch reading themes this year. Read Play Watch is an initiative of the NSW Readers Advisory Working Group, who last year were responsible for bringing us our lovely National Year of Reading themes. This year at Nowra Library we will be loosely following the Read Play Watch themes with our own special twist. Here we go!  

Summer Reads

Murder on the Ballarat Train by
Kerry Greenwood
Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears  
Man in the Dark by Paul Auster
Trouble at the Little Village School by Gervase Phinn
Winter Journal by Paul Auster
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
The Woman Reader by Belinda Jack
Summer Lies by Bernhard Schlink 
Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas
The Forgotten Wars by C.A Bayly
New Finnish Grammar by Diego Maravi 
The Golden Land by Di Morrissey
The Foundling by Agnes Desarthe
The Mousetrap by Ruth Hanka Eigner  
After Such Kindness by Gaynor Arnold
The Streets by Anthony Quinn
Poet’s Cottage by Josephine Pennicott
Medea by Kerry Greenwood
The Dinosaur Feather by Sisset Jo Gazan
Flying Crows by Jim Lehrer
Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
Wanting by Richard Flanagan  
The Twelve by Justin Cronin
Possession: A Romance by A.S Byatt
The Tenderness of Wolves by Steph Penney
The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster

Most talked about reads

Winter Journal by Paul Auster

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

After Such Kindness by Gaynor Arnold

Author Love-In – Kerry Greenwood

Writers'_Week_Kerry_Greenwood_Adelaide_Festival_mediumKerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has a degree in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D’Arcy, is an award-winning children’s writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves: Why women Kill.

The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry has written sixteen books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them.

Kerry Greenwood has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, producer, translator, costume-maker, cook and is currently a solicitor. When she is not writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid. She is also the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats (Attila, Belladonna and Ashe) and a computer called Apple (which squeaks). She embroiders very well but cannot knit. She has flown planes and leapt out of them (with a parachute) in an attempt to cure her fear of heights (she is now terrified of jumping out of planes but can climb ladders without fear). She can detect second-hand bookshops from blocks away and is often found within them.

For fun Kerry reads science fiction/fantasy and detective stories. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered wizard. When she is not doing any of the above she stares blankly out of the window.

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