Author Archive for deanp

16 Days in WA – Book #12

12. See What You Made Me Do

by Jess Hill

Women are abused or killed by their partners at astonishing rates.

In Australia, almost 17 per cent of women over the age of fifteen – one in six – have been abused by an intimate partner. In this confronting and deeply researched account, journalist Jess Hill uncovers the ways in which abusers exert control in the darkest – and most intimate – ways imaginable. See What You Made Me Do dismantles the flawed logic of victim-blaming and challenges everything you thought you knew about domestic and family violence.

 

 

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16 Days in WA – Book #13

13. My Name Is Lucy Barton

by Elizabeth Strout

Lucy is recovering from an operation in a New York hospital when she wakes to find her estranged mother sitting by her bed.

They have not seen one another in years. As they talk Lucy finds herself recalling her troubled rural childhood and how she eventually moved to the big city, got married and had kids. But this unexpected visit leaves her doubting the life she’s made: wondering what is lost and what is yet to be found. From Lucy’s hospital bed, we are drawn ever more deeply into the emotional complexity of family life, the inescapable power of the past, and the memories – however painful – that bind a family together.

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16 Days in WA – Book #14

14. Anything is Possible

by Elizabeth Strout

An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in Anything is Possible.

The story of the inhabitants of rural, dusty Amgash, Illinois, the hometown of Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer. This short story collection explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.

 

 

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16 Days in WA – Book #11

11. Where the Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens

For years, rumours of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She’s barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society.

So in late 1968, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world – until the unthinkable happens. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens’s debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

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Meet Toq the Intergalactic Explorer

Hey kids, meet our newest visitor to Eaton Community Library, Toq. 

Toq is an explorer from an unknown planet visiting us all through summer. He has been traveling for millions of years collecting stories from thousands of galaxies around the universe.

The last time he visited Earth there were no people around to help him, only gigantic dinosaurs, but after many intergalactic adventures, Toq is finally back and needs your help to fill his story bag.

Toq wants to collect some great stories from Earth so when you have completed your Summer Reading Log, put it in his story bag so he knows what you have read and listened to before he leaves for another galaxy.

Remember to mark off your progress on his Galactic Map in the library for each of the days you have read. You can also keep track on your own map which comes free with your Summer Reading Challenge Kit, or download a copy here.

If you would like to join the fun of our Summer Reading Challenge, register now. There are some great prizes to be won and A Universe of Stories to be explored.