Thursday, 27 December 2012

Staff Favourites

Looking for holiday reading?  Here is a random list of books our staff have enjoyed in 2012.  Something for everyone from some excellent authors.  

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Doc by Mary Doria Russell, c2011

Brings Dodge City to life and the old characters of  Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers are suddenly real people with real personalities, ambitions and passions.  Fascinating and thrilling but have a hanky handy.  Author's website: 

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, 1999
Fantasy fiction fans, have you read the Sevenwaters series by New Zealand born author Juliet Marillier?  This is book 1 of the series of 6.  Flame of Sevenwaters (2012) is the latest.  Author's site:

The Red House by Mark Haddon, 2012
A symphony of long-held grudges, fading dreams and rising hopes, tightly-guarded secrets and illicit desires, all adding up to a portrait of contemporary family life that is bittersweet, comic, and deeply felt.  Mark Haddon is an award winning author.  His website is

The wild rose by Jennifer Donnelly, 2011
In 1914, with World War I approaching, polar explorer Seamus Finnegan tries to forget Willa, a passionate mountain climber, as he marries a beautiful young woman back home in England.  Author's website:

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