All things books

Highlights

Past tense Lee Child3

Past tense

The most hotly anticipated thriller of 2018 follows our hero Jack Reacher on a quest into his father’s past, and climaxes in the most stomach-clenching, hair-raising ticking time bomb of an adventure yet. Click here to read the thrilling opening pages.

 

9780143770909

Flourish is a look at gardens that are more like living works of art, developed by creative women all around New Zealand. This book feature extensive profiles and striking imagery, celebrating the endeavours and achievements of the women gardeners responsible for some of the most-admired gardens in the country.

Click here  to read an exclusive chapter.

 

Robinson Tammy Photos of you

Photos of you - Tammy Robinson

'People are here for me, to celebrate the anniversary of the day I was given life. On the very same day I'd just been told my life was all but over.'

When Ava Green turns twenty-eight, she is told it will be her last birthday. The cancer she fought three years ago is back, and this time it's going to beat her. But Ava is not going to let cancer define her last, precious months - she wants the wedding of her dreams. She doesn't have a groom, she doesn't have much money, and she definitely doesn't have much time . . . but none of that matters. She's going to go it alone.

As her friends and family rally to help deliver her dying wish for a party to end all parties, the media get involved and her story spreads around the country. But when photographer James Gable arrives, Ava's plans are disrupted. Suddenly all the emotions she'd packed away are on her doorstep. Now she has to decide - is she is brave enough to let love in and strong enough to say goodbye?

 

Milkman5 

2018 Man Booker prize winner

Anna Burns has become the first Northern Irish author to win the Man Booker prize, taking the £50,000 award for Milkman, a novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man.

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes 'interesting'. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous.

Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.

 

Sparks Nicholas Every breath

Every breath by Nicholas Sparks


Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At 36, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina, but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty and personal happiness against each other in devastating ways. Reserve this title (remember to give us your name)

____________________________________________________________________________________
 

Top 100 final image The top 100 borrowed items of October 2018

_____________________________________________________________________________________

New biographies & autobiographies can be viewed here.

_____________________________________________________________________________________


 

Gore District Library 8 Norfolk Street, Gore, 9710 P: 03 203 9129 F: 03 203 9906 E: gorelibraries@goredc.govt.nz