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Welcome to the monthly Librarian’s Choice Newsletter. Here you will find our top choices from our new items. We sincerely hope you will enjoy our selections, and discover new writers, and genres you may not have tried before. Happy Reading!

See more recommendations or the full New Items List.

New in Fiction

No Man’s Land / David Baldacci
Genre: Thriller

John Puller may be the US Army's most tenacious investigator, but he is not equipped to face the truth about his mother's disappearance thirty years ago. New evidence has come to light suggesting that Puller's father -- a highly decorated army veteran may have murdered his wife. Meanwhile, Paul Rogers has just been paroled after spending ten years in a high-security prison for murder. And with his freedom comes a desire to pay back old debts.



The 100: Rebellion / Kass Morgan
Genre: Science Fiction

Centuries after nuclear war has destroyed our planet, humanity struggles to rebuild. It's been a month since the drop ships landed and the rest of the Colonists joined the hundred on the ground. The teens, once branded juvenile delinquents, are now leaders amongst their people. But suddenly, a new threat looms on the horizon - something neither Colonists or Earthborns have prepared for.

 



Finisterre / Graham Hurley
Genre: Historical Fiction

Germany, September 1944: Dozens of cities lie in ruins. Enemy armies are at the gates. For the Thousand Year Reich, time is running out. Desperate to avoid the humiliation of unconditional surrender, German intelligence launch Operation Finisterre - a last-ditch plan to enable Hitler to deny the savage logic of a war on two fronts and bluff his way to the negotiating table.

 

 

Lyrebird / Cecelia Ahern
Genre: Romance

In the south-west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. She possesses an extraordinary talent, the likes of which no-one has seen before: a gift that will earn her the nickname Lyrebird. When Solomon stumbles into Laura's solitary existence, her life is turned on its head. Pulled from her peaceful landscape to the cacophony of Dublin, she is confronted by a world desperate to understand her.

 

 

New DVDs & CDs

We also have some fantastic new DVDs available to loan this month. You can also view the full list of new DVDs or CDs.

Body hack / Todd Sampson.
Todd Sampson, adventurer and human guinea pig, will take on some of the biggest challenges of his life as he embarks on an epic exploration investigating some of the world's most extraordinary people. Using science as his guide, Todd deconstructs and decodes how these incredible people live, what they do differently from the rest of us and how this impacts the human body. But, in true Todd Sampson style, he will not just observe them he will hack into their lives and try to become them.

The BFG /
It tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabit. Rated: PG

I Am Bolt /
Usain Bolt is a globally adored icon. He is a man who defines athletics, transcends sport and embodies his homeland, a man whose signature lightning pose has become a symbol of inspiration for generations now and to come. He is a man we know from the track--his focus, his smile, his winning and now I Am Bolt lets us see the real man behind the Triple Treble Olympic Gold Medals for the very first time. Usain shares unprecedented access to himself, welcoming us into his life as an Olympic and sporting legend, best friend, teammate and son. Experience first-hand and close up what being Usain Bolt is really like--from his gruelling training days with his incredible coach and sprint team, to competing on the global stage, much of which was shot by Usain himself. See how he overcomes major setbacks and challenges along the way and discover how he spends his downtime and relaxes with his true inner circle, friends and family, allowing the directors unprecedented access into all facets of his life, both on and off the track. Hear from those closest to him--his parents, his agent, his coach, his fellow athletes and of course from the legend himself. This is the real Usain--as you have never seen before. Raw, revealing, joyful and inspiring. Prepare to smile and be surprised. Rated: PG (mild coarse language)

The secret life of pets /
A hilarious comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Max, a terrier, has his favorite-pet status turned upside-down when his owner takes in a stray named Duke. Rated: G

Suicide squad /
U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined that only a secret group of despicable individuals with nothing to lose can avert a potential apocalypse. So, she has assembled the world's most dangerous super villains, given them a powerful arsenal of weapons, and sent them off on a suicide mission. Rated: M

4Ever / Prince.

Chillout sessions XIX /

Starboy / The Weeknd.

A wonderful world / Susan Boyle.

Blue & lonesome / the Rolling Stones.

 

Featured Non-Fiction

Make Trax: Australia touring Atlas
Road Atlas
A great resource for those planning road travels throughout Australia. We have a great collection of road and national park atlases available for loan.

Songs of a War Boy / Deng Thiak Adut
Biography
Deng Adut's family were farmers in South Sudan when a brutal civil war altered his life forever. This biography follows Adut’s journey as a refugee to Australia.

 

New Audio Books

Here are some of our staff favourites from the new audio books this month. View the full list of new Audio Books here.

Seriously ... you have to laugh / Peter FitzSimons ; read by David Tredinnick.
Peter FitzSimons celebrates the tall tales and true, the yarns and the knock about humour from the sporting fields, dressing rooms, bars and commentary

 

The birdman's wife / Melissa Ashley; narrated by Natasha Beaumont.
Genre: Historical fiction

 



The family secret / Fiona Palmer; narrated by Danielle Baynes.
Genre: Australian Fiction