Friday staff pick - 06/08/2021
The push by Ashley Audrain
A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family–and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for–and everything she feared.
The Push is a tour de force you will read in a sitting, an utterly immersive novel that will challenge everything you think you know about motherhood, about what we owe our children, and what it feels like when women are not believed.
“A dark twisted look at motherhood marriage and family. Hard to put down!” - Julie
Friday staff pick - 11/06/2021
Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift
It's November 2023. The human race has been wiped out by a virus. The end of the world as we know it.
Yet someone is still alive. Alone in a new world of burning cities, rotting corpses and ravenous rats, one woman has survived. A woman who has spent her whole life compromising what she wants and hiding how she feels to meet other people's expectations. From her career to her relationships, to what she wears and where she lives, she's made a lifetime of decisions to fit what other people want her to be.
But with no one else left, who will she become now that she's completely alone?
"A timely, rather all too imaginable story given our current times, that manages to be incredibly moving, horrific and gruesome, darkly funny, lump-in-your-throat sad and hand-on-your-heart suspenseful all in one brilliantly written book"--Dena.
Friday staff pick - 14/05/2021
Olive, Mabel & Me by Andrew Cotter
Olive, Mabel and Me is the new book from broadcaster Andrew Cotter and his now internet famous canine companions, Olive and Mabel.
Olive and Mabel went viral on social media with their sporting contests during the COVID-19 lockdown, with Andrew Cotter’s unique commentary propelling the videos to over 40 million views. Now Cotter shares stories of his adventures with his loveable (and occasionally exasperating) canine companions in this beautifully written, touching and laugh-out-loud funny new book.
"I loved every minute of this book. It was funny, touching and incredibly relatable to any dog lover."--Julie