Book Talk

Here are some new additions to Shire of Dardanup Library Services, plus more from our broad selection of titles you may enjoy. 

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In Fiction


First Person by Richard Flanagan

In 2014 Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan won the Booker Prize for his much-lauded novel, The Narrow Road To The Deep North. His latest offering is a smart, comic and intelligent satirical fable for our era, set in Australia. To some extent it is a blend of fact and fiction that draws on the author’s well known experience of ghost writing a memoir of a con man in the 1990s. As with many stories the truth is often stranger than fiction and lines blur between but it makes for great entertainment for the reader!
Goodreads rating 3.66/5






The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser

The Life to Come is a smart, politically engaged, timely and funny; a book for writers and for people who love books and especially for those with a particular interest in contemporary Australian society and Australian Literature. Engaging and enjoyable. Michelle de Kretser has a wonderful style to her writing that enhances her excellent tale.
Goodreads Rating 3.77/5


In Non-Fiction



Truth to Power : An Inconvenient Sequel by Al Gore

Al Gore’s follow-up to his eye-opening blockbuster An Inconvenient Truth (10 years ago) comes at a time when climate change is a daily headline and audiences are more eager than ever to act on behalf of the planet. This book will offer hope to readers with concerns about the environment but fundamentally offers practical advice, clearly presented for ease of implementation.






Herbs by Judith Hann

Packed with recipes, beautiful photography and practical information on both cooking and growing herbs, this book is the quintessential guide to transforming your food using herbs you can grow in your very own garden. Each herb is described with its own recipes and ways to plant and grow.
Goodreads Rating 4.33/5



In DVD’s


Despicable Me 3 (PG) (2017)
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Jenny Slate
Director: Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin

After losing his job at the Anti-Villain League, Gru feels empty. His world is rocked by the news of a long lost twin brother, who he decides to go and find.
Gru soon discovers that Dru contacted him to persuade him return to villainy and teach him to be the best villain, just like their father was.
Gru agrees to do one last act of villainy but to his brother’s dismay, he does it to try and win back his job at the Anti-Villain League.
IMDB Rating 6.3




Wonder Woman (M) (2017)
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pin, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis
Director: Patty Jenkins

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.
When a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of World War I raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, a sheltered island paradise, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, she will discover her full powers and her true destiny.
IMDB Rating 7.6




Did you know digital magazines are available at the touch of a button? Two popular magazines reviews follow, but there are over 250 available for you to access. Browse and download Australian and international eMagazines through the RB Digital app.


ABC Organic Gardener Essential Guide

The popular Essential Guide series, brings together some of Australia’s best gardening writers in a series of guides. The guides are a comprehensive, must-have for every organic gardener. The 124-page, book-quality magazines will serve as a reference for years to come.




Australasian Dirt Bike

For 37 years, Australasian Dirt Bike magazine has been the definitive source of information for off-road motorcyclists – from beginners wondering where to ride and what gear to wear, to seasoned riders getting their monthly fix of racing action and bike hot-up advice. The stories cater to junior riders, ’weekend warrior’ trail riders, full-blown racer-heads and the technically-minded. Bike tests, riding tips, equipment guides, race reports and rider profiles are all delivered with full-colour professional photography.