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Even more eMagazines to download and read

You can now download and keep over 100 eMagazines. 
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Jimmy Barnes - Working Class Man

In this hugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed bestseller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old truck with a then unknown band called Cold Chisel.

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Haven't read Working Class Boy yet?

 

Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Avoid heirs fighting over your belongings after you are gone.  This charming, practical book based on personal experience and anecdotes will guide you in making the process uplifting rather than overwhelming- it focuses on the importance of living - even through death cleaning.

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Six new beasts, one fantastic voice

A textbook at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizadry, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations.  An introduction to the magcial beasts of the wizarding world.  Enjoy the narration by the star of the movie, Eddie Redmayne

 

The Mountain Between Us

Stranded in a frigid mountain wilderness after a plane crash, a gifted surgeon and a young magazine writer are forced to rely on each other for survival while confronting painful truths about their personal lives.

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 Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature, "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world".

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Murder on the Orient Express - new film coming 

Get ready for the new release film, Murder on the Orient Express, with an all star cast and a revised plot twist.  Still one of the best selling authors in the world, enjoy reading from the many titles of Agatha Christie.  

Reserve your copy of an Agatha Christie classic 

 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie wants to be accepted by his new classmates as he ventures to school for the first time.  Now a major motion picture.  

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2017 ManBooker Prize Shortlist

The final six shortlisted titles for the 2017 ManBooker Prize have been revealed, ready for the winner to be announced on 17 October.

4321 by Paul Auster
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Autumn by Ali Smith

Extinctions by Josephine Wilson wins 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award 

On Extinctions, the Miles Franklin judging panel said: ‘In this clever and compassionate novel, Josephine Wilson explores ageing, adoption, grief and remorse; rescue and resistance to rescue...."  

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 My Absolute Darling

Promoted as the most talked about debut of 2017, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut on an extraordinary new writer.   

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Storm Boy - contemporary re-telling of the classic film 

Geoffrey Rush and Jai Courtney have been cast as leads in the new film due for release next year.   

The 1976 film Storm Boy, adapted from Colin Thiele's 1964 novel of the same name, became iconic and a film industry award winner.

Reserve your copy of the original story by Colin Thiele or the classic 1976 film

Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist

The winner of the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award will be announced on 7 September.
Reserve your copy of the five first-time nominees.

An isolated incident by Emily Maguire
The last days of Ava Langdon by Mark O'Flynn
Their brilliant careers by Ryan O'Neill
Waiting by Philip Salom
Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

Children's Book of the Year Award winners

The winners of this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards have been announced. Reserve your copy.
Older readers
One would think the deep by Claire Zorn
Younger readers
Rockhopping by Trace Balla
Early childhood
Go home, cheeky animals! by Johanna Bell, illus. by Dion Beasley
Picture Book
Home in the rain by Bob Graham
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Amazing animals of Australia's National Parks by Gina M. Newton

 The Choke by Sofie Laguna

A brilliant, haunting novel of a dark and uncaring world, where grown-ups can't be trusted and comfort can only be found in nature.  A masterpiece of the human spirit

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 Remembering Jane Austen

200 years after her death, the novels of Jane Austen retain their great popularity. Janeites the world over are remembering Jane Austen this July 18 and reminding you that there is always more to her work than Pride and Prejudice.

Immerse yourself in Jane Austen

 

 Are you a girl who loves sports?

Why not give our new sporting book series a twirl?

Its the Royal Academy of Sports for Girls, with titles about gymnastics, show-jumping, running and high diving.

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 The Handmaid's Tale

Read it before you see it, or take the chance to read it again.
Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel The Handmaids Tale is now receiving a whole new audience through an acclaimed television series, which is now appearing in Australia

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 The Birdman's Wife by Melissa Ashley

Winner of the 2017 Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Booksellers Choice Award.  

Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould.  

An extraordinary woman steps forward into the light where she belongs.  

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 20 years of Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone started a world wide phenomenon, captivating and enchanting readers of all ages…and it continues to do so after 20 years.  

Go back to the beginning of  the Harry Potter story in print, eBook or listen anytime anywhere with an eAudiobook. 

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Little People, Big Dreams series

Our new series for the little ones is all about dreaming big.

The fascinating life stories of people who have dreamed big and achieved amazing things are told in a story book format with bold illustrations and simple sentences.

Some titles in the  Little People, Big Dreams series include Amelia Earhart, Maya Angelou, Marie Curie, Agatha Christie, Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo

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2017 International ManBooker Prize

The Man Booker International Prize encourages more publishing and reading of quality fiction in translation. The 2017 Winner A Horse Walks into a Bar was written by David Grossman and translated by Jessica Cohen. Set in a comedy club in a small Israeli town, the comedian tells a dark tale of betrayal, treachery and guilt leaving the audience wondering whether to laugh or cry.

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  Ministry of utmost happiness

A monumental new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of The God of Small Things, to be published on the 20th anniversary of that landmark book. Arundhati Roy's new novel gives us a glorious cast of unforgettable characters, caught up in the tide of history, each in search of a place of safety. Broken by the world we live in and then mended by love, they will never surrender.

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Or first go back to read The God of Small Things

 

Anne with an E

Anne with an E is the latest retelling of the much loved Anne of Green Gables series. Take the opportunity to reacquaint yourself with this classic story or perhaps discover it for the first time.

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Harry Potter's 20th birthday

Happy Birthday Harry Potter. Take Harry with you to read, listen and enjoy the Harry Potter series.

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Storytime and families 

Families come in different shapes and sizes.  Like a Family Forest by Kim Kane. Enjoy a wide range of stories about different families and caring for each other.

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Mothers Day playlist 

Enjoy this Mothers Day playlist from Maitland City Library's Freegal - free download and keep

Man Booker shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Man Booker International prize 2017 has been announced. This award celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world. Read more 

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Compass by Mathias Enard
A horse walks into a bar by David Grossman
Mirror, shoulder, signal by Dorthe Nors
Judas by Amos Oz
Fever dream by Samanta Schweblin

Reserve The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen 

Museum of modern love by Heather Rose wins The Stella Prize

The Stella Prize is a major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing and an organisation that champions cultural change. 

This dazzlingly original novel asks beguiling questions about the nature of art, life and love and finds a way to answer them. 

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 Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Into The Water is Paula Hawkins'  long anticipated follow up to Girl On The Train

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‘The Dry’ wins Book of the Year at Indie Book Awards

Jane Harper’s The Dry has been named Book of the Year at the 2017 Indie Book Awards, presented at the Leading Edge Books Conference in Surfers Paradise on 20 March

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Seven stars appear in gripping new drama series - Seven Types of Ambiguity

The ABC TV adaptation is based on the critically acclaimed novel Seven Types of Ambiguity by Eliot Perlman, At once a psychological thriller and a social critique, the six-part drama series stars Hugo Weaving, Alexander Dimitriades, Xavier Samuel and Susie Porter.

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 Grenville wins Lifetime Achievement in Literature Award

Kate Grenville has won the 2017 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.
The award recognises ‘the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature’.
 

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 New children's book by Mark Twain

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, a fairytale based on handwritten notes by Mark Twain of a story told to his young daughters, is to be published in September on the 150th anniversary of the Huckleberry Finn author’s first book.

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 Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones written by Craig Silvey will come to the big screen in March starring Australian icons Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving.

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 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly - now a major motion picture

Set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, Hidden Figures is the untold story of the African-American women who helped win the space race and interweaves a rich history of scientific achievement and technological innovation.

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Read more on IMDB

 Holly Throsby

When not one but two very different people go missing in the small town of Goodwood, the community is left reeling.  

Holly Throsby, appearing as part of the Look Who's Talking programme 2017, uses droll and tender humour to bring a new approach to this mysterious tale. 

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Days Without End

Sebastian Barry, an Irish writer has become the first novelist to win the Costa Book Award (formerly the Whitbread) twice.
Days without end follows the story of a gay relationship set during the founding of the United States.

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NSW Premier's Reading Challenge is back

Premier's Reading Challenge is back again in 2017.  With over 300 new titles there is something for all ages and reading interests. 

Reserve titles from the Premier's Reading Challenge

Visit the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge website

 

Reilly voted ‘Australia’s Favourite Author’ in Booktopia poll 

Author Matthew Reilly has been voted ‘Australia’s Favourite Author’ in Booktopia’s annual poll.

Reilly’s latest novel The Four Legendary Kingdoms sold 103,000 copes in Australia in 2016, placing it in the top 10 bestsellers for the year.

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 Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series

Diana J. Gabaldon is an American author, known for the Outlander series of novels. Her books merge multiple genres, featuring elements of historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure and science fiction/fantasy. In 2016, there were three Golden Globe nominations for the first season: the Outlander series was nominated for “Best Television Series – Drama”.

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 Big Little Lies coming soon!

Liane Moriarty's acclaimed book Big little Lies will premiere on Foxtel during February in the HBO TV series of the same name, starring Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard

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 Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events

A TV series of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events will be released through Netflix on January 13, 2017

Go right back to the  Bad Beginning


 

New York Times top 10 books of 2016- best fiction

The list of the New York Times top 10 books for 2016 has been released. The five fiction titles represent a diversity of stories and writing styles
The Association of Small Bombs
The North Water
The Underground Railroad
The Vegetarian
War and Turpentine

 

Twin Peaks returns

Gear up for next year's release of Twin Peaks sesaon 3!

Revisit season 1, and wacky season 2;

brush up on your fun facts with The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost;
or why not bake a damn fine cherry pie with the help of Lindsy Bowden's Damn Fine Cherry Pie: The Unauthorised Cookbook!

We've got your Peak Fever covered.

 

Stan Grant
Congratulations to Stan Grant - winner of the Walkey Book Awards for Talking To My Country

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World Philosophy Day

Epicurus proposed that the best life involves the pursuit of pleasure and avoidance of pain…all things in moderation.   Good food, good health, good friends and nature are elements we need in a busy twenty first century world.  

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Breaking The Ice in our community

Drug issues can affect anyone, from any walk of life.   Find out more about "ice" and other drugs in the DrugInfo collection of handy guides, web sites and personal stories.

See more information about DrugInfo at Maitland City Library

2016 Man Booker Prize winner announced

The winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize has been announced. Congratulations to Paul Beatty for winning this year's prize with his novel The Sellout

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Turned down 18 times. Then Paul Beatty won the Booker... an interview with the author

Watch Paul Beatty talk about The Sellout

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia. The 2016 shortlists for all categories have been announced.

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Reserve or download the shortlisted fiction titles

Australia's top 100 reads for 2016
While there are a lot of familiar books in the Top 100, there’s also plenty of surprises.

Many books debuted high on the list this year, including Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See at #4, Hanya Yanighara’s controversial bestseller A Little Life at #14, Liane Moriarty’s newest hit Truly Madly Guilty at #21, and many, many more.

Australia has even chosen a different book as their Number 1!

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Nobel Prize for Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential work from the early  1960's onwards, having created new poetic expressions from within the great American song tradition

Rediscover the life and works of Bob Dylan

 

The Girl On The Train

The most popular book of 2015 continues to intrigue, with a new cinematic release. Time to ask the age old question - which is better,  the book or the movie?

Read your copy before seeing the movie

Joe Cinque's Consolation by Helen Garner

Joe Cinque was killed in October 1997. The highly publicised Canberra trial gained greater infamy when writer Helen Garner made the trial the subject of her 2004 book Joe Cinque’s Consolation. The film adaptation provides some new perspective on this continuously fascinating part of Australia’s criminal law history.

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2016 Man Booker Prize shortlist

The 6 titles for the 2016 Man Booker Prize shortlist have been announced. Think you can pick the winner ? See what is on the list and read them all before the winner is announced on 25 October. 

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Read what a judge has to say about this year's shortlist

Kids love funny picture books

Kids love funny picture books. Fact!  Come along to Thornton Library and discover a wealth of hilarious new titles for the littlies

All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

A novel you can't put down, this gripping tale holds your attention like Girl on the Train, with twists, surprises and a plot that keeps you guessing.

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Andy Lee debuts as a writer

Andy Lee has published a book for his nephew's first birthday. Do not open this book about a little character trying to persuade the reader not to turn the page. Read now to find out what happens at the end!

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Read more and listen to an interview

Humour Me

We all enjoy a good laugh, and even while reading it feels great to laugh out loud. But what inspires the authors to be funny? From Play School presenter to author, Merridy Eastman finds humour in everyday lives, whilst Annemarie Fleming encourages us to laugh at our mother mishaps and make dos

Read Merridy Eastman

Read Annemarie Fleming

 

Women's Weekly eMagazine

Australian Women's Weekly is now available for free download from Maitland City Library. Keep and read the magazine on your device, and then receive a reminder when a new edition is available. Simple and free!

 

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Children's author Libby Hathorn launches Book Week at Maitland Libraries 

To celebrate Children’s Book Week (22-26 August), the Library is bringing one of Australia’s most well-known children’s authors Libby Hathorn to town on Monday 22 August as well as presenting their popular Book Week Road Shows.

Borrow or download books by Libby Hathorn

 

 

Diary of a Foreign Minister - Bob Carr

The compelling Diary of a Foreign Minister provides an intimate glimpse into the day-to-day workings of a foreign minister, showing Carr not only as a politician and statesman, but as a gifted writer as well..

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Read more about this upcoming Look Who's Talking Literary event

 

 

Girl on the train by Paula Hawkins

Another bestselling novel is coming to the big screen.
The psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives is now a movie to be released later this year.

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Pokémon Go! at Maitland City Library

The Pokemon craze has taken hold of public libraries in NSW.
Come and catch a Pokemon at your local branch of Maitland City Library.

Grab a book or DVD to explore the world of Pokemon.

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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls, a low fantasy novel written for children by Patrick Ness "from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd" and illustrated by Jim Kay, received widespread acclaim. Ness and Kay won the Carnegie Medal and the Greenaway Medal in 2012, the only book whose author and illustrator, whether two persons or one, have won both Medals.
A film based on the book will be released later this year.

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New book on Edward Denny Day

Captain Edward Denny Day – the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' – was hailed as Australia's greatest lawman and is a significant figure in Maitland's history, yet few have heard of him. This is his story.

Read more about Terry Smyth and his research 

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Here comes the BFG

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life.

Read more about the movie

Borrow or listen to this much loved classic

Harry Potter and the cursed child

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016.

As past and present fuse ominously, both Harry and his youngest son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. 

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And the winner is ...

Award winning children's books are enjoyable for all ages.

One by Sarah Crossan, the 2016 Carnegie Medal winner for outstanding American children's fiction, explores the joys and struggles of conjoined twins.

Borrow a title by Sarah Crossan

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman was recognised for its fine gothic images as the Kate Greenaway Medal winner for outstanding illustration for young people.

Borrow or download The sleeper and the spindle

InstantFlix

With the channel feature on InstantFlix, you've got endless genres and categories of films, documentaries and television shows to choose from.
This month, why not try the InstantFlix Western channel.  The channel has a range of films and shorts about stories of the American West.

Check out the top picks from the InstantFlix Western Channel

Flume

Skin the new LP by Flume debuted at #1 on ARIA album charts. The record is described as "intoxicating" by the Sydney Morning Herald.

It's the second time the group has hit the top spot. They are also currently on tour and are due to stop in Byron Bay next month.

Download their music through Freegal

Literary Couple- Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist

Follow the lives of Rosie and Don from their awkward beginnings to their new lives in New York.  Simsion's comfortable wrting style makes it easy to enjoy these charming and hilarious romantic tales.
Reserve your copy of Rosie Project and Rosie Effect, or listen on CD, download eBook or eAudio

Natalie King is a forensic psychiatrist who can't keep away from trouble.  Following on from "Dangerous to know", Buist's second book in the series "Medea's curse" touches on a mysterious personal tragedy which leads King into danger.
Borrow or download Dangerous to know and Medea's curse 

Wild West - Holiday Fun

From the Australian Outback to the American Wild West, join us for campfire tales and songs, dream catchers and the back of beyond.  

See what's on these holidays

Book a holiday event 

Finding Dory

A sequel to Finding Nemo, the film Finding Dory may not be set in our beautiful Great Barrier Reef, but the East Coast of California is certainly part of the beautiful Pacific.

Read more about this amazing ocean, and it's diverse wildlife, in Pacific by Simon Winchester.

If you are inspired to revisit the reef, why not try The Reef: A Passionate History by Iain McCalman

 

Barracuda

Barracuda, by the best selling author of The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas,  is a compelling and challenging story of class, ambition and the personal costs of coping with success and failure. Screening in July on ABC TV

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Read a review of Barracuda

Listen to Christos Tsiolkas discuss Barracuda

Francis Greenway- Visionary or Rogue

Described as talented, well trained and confident, Australia's first government architect was also hot headed and tactless.  Discover the life and times of Francis Greenway and at the same time see how Australia was shaped from its early colonies.  

Read your copy of  A Forger's Progress

Alasdair McGregor will be speaking as part of Maitland City Library's Look Who's Talking Local History programme on 16 July

Book now for Francis Greenway- Visionary or Rogue

Owl Service by Alan Garner

Take an opportunity to revisit a childhood favourite as Alan Garner's classic Owl Service is released as an eBook. Winner of both the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, this is an all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships.

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Me Before You
Me before you is a non traditional and enthralling love story, which has been described as funny and moving but never predictable. JoJo Moyes follows this story with After You.  Enjoy both reads along with the movie

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Reserve or download a copy of After You
See more about the movie

2016 Miles Franklin Award shortlist
Peggy Frew's latest novel Hope Farm has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin literary award.  This prestigious award recognises a novel of highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases.

The complete shortlist is
Hope Farm by Peggy Frew
Leap by Myfanwy Jones
Black Rock White City by A.S.Patric
Salt Creek by Lucy Trelaor
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

Reserve your copy of any of these tiles now and read them all before the winner is announced on 26 August.

Hugh Mackay
Living a good life, respecting others, feeling part of a community and believing in a higher power are all part of our human way of life.  These powerful themes are explored by Hugh Mackay in a clear and practical manner accessible to all readers.
 
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Read more about Hugh Mackay at www.hughmackay.net.au

Toni Jordan
Henry has ended his marriage to Caroline and headed off to Noosa with Mercedes' grade three teacher Martha.  Caroline, having shredded a wardrobe-full of Henry's suits, has gone after them ….   Harnessing the exquisite timing of the great comedies to the narrative power and emotional intelligence for which she is famous, Toni Jordan brings all her wit, wisdom and flair to this brilliant, hilarious novel.

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Toni Jordan will appear for Look Who's Talking
Hear Toni Jordan speak about Our Tiny Useless Hearts on Wednesday 8 June at Maitland Library

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Tom Gates
Tom Gates is an ordinary 10 year old who loves art and music, lives with annoying sisters, has a crush on a girl and makes lots of excuses for not doing his homework.  Now you can listen to Rupert Grint (Ron Weasely from Harry Potter) read all about "The Brilliant World of Tom Gates".  Written by Liz Pichon for the young and young at heart.

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Liz Pichon draws cooking verbs

  Welcome to Bindarra Creek
Romance is one of the most popular fiction genres. With intriguing plots, engaging heroines and finding the perfect lover, there are twists and turns, drama and love to be found. Follow the fictional town of Bindarra Creek, a struggling community set in the New England tablelands. Adventure, drama and honest country goodness are woven around the lives of townspeople who work hard and love deeply.

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 National Simultaneous Storytime
 On Wednesday 25 May 2016 at 11am Maitland Library will join over 3,100 libraries and schools across Australia in reading the picture book, I Got This Hat by Jol and Kate Temple.
 The storytime will feature a  reading of the book I Got This Hat by Jol and Kate Temple by guest readers, our Councillors of Maitland. There will be also songs, rhymes and plenty of fun.

 Please come along and join in.

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 Dark Emu wins the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award - Indigenous Writer's Prize and Book of the Year.
 The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have a proud history, both in celebrating  achievement by Australian writers and in helping to establish values and standards in Australian literature.

 Read more about this year's awards, the winners and the shortlisted titles.

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The Vegetarian wins the International Man Booker Prize
Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision to embrace a more plant-like existence is a shocking act of subversion. A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, this allegorical novel touches on life in  modern day South Korea.  Winner of the Man Booker International Prize for Fiction.  

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Keating
A biography unlike any other, Keating by Kerry O'Brien is described as a treasure trove of anecdotes, insights, reflections and occasional admissions based on the interviews O'Brien conducted with Paul Keating over many hours for the compelling 2013 ABC TV series, Keating: the interviews 

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Read a review of Keating by Kerry O'Brien
   Kerry O'Brien on Keating
One of Australia's most incisive and respected political journalists, Kerry O'Brien will give a fascinating insight into the intriguing and controversial former Prime Minister, Paul Keating, when he appears for Look Who's Talking on 17 May at MRAG. This event is fully booked

Watch Paul Keating in conversation with Kerry O'Brien at the Sydney Opera House

  
Toni Jordan
Henry has ended his marriage to Caroline and headed off to Noosa with Mercedes' grade three teacher Martha.  Caroline, having shredded a wardrobe-full of Henry's suits, has gone after them ….   Harnessing the exquisite timing of the great comedies to the narrative power and emotional intelligence for which she is famous, Toni Jordan brings all her wit, wisdom and flair to this brilliant, hilarious novel.

Read an extract
Reserve a copy


Toni Jordan will appear for Look Who's Talking
Hear Toni Jordan speak about Our Tiny Useless Hearts on Wednesday 8 June at Maitland Library

Make a booking
More titles by Toni Jordan