Newsletter no. 15
Welcome to a new year of wonderful reading experiences
From time to time a member of staff will be invited to provide a guest editorial about their area of expertise. You never know when you may be invited!
Our first guest is Sean Murgatroyd*:While North Shore Libraries have had graphic novels for children and teens for some time, we have recently opened a great new collection for adults of this material! Graphic novels have come a long way from the superhero comics of years gone by and now cover a vast range of topics – from intimate, moving personal biographies such as Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis” to compelling artistic works like Joann Sfar’s “The Rabbi’s Cat”. The more you investigate this fascinating world the more you will find there is something for all tastes. For a great collection of constantly updating reviews, visit the Graphics Novel Reporter.
*Sean is Specialist Librarian – Information Services at Northcote Library.
Best Reads 2009…
What were your best reads for 2009? Send a list of your most memorable reads to Ann Hill
and they will be shared over the next few newsletters. Here are a few that I would consider some of my Best Reads for the year in no particular order and for a variety of reasons:
City of Refuge by Piazza, Tom
The Piano Teacher by Lee, Janice
The Hour I First Believed by Lamb, Wally
The Color of Lightning by Jiles, Paulette
Burnt Shadows by Shamsie, Kamila
Baking Cakes in Kigali by Parkin, Gaile
The Help by Stockett, Kathryn
The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam by Liebenberg, Lauren
Cutting for Stone by Verghese, Abraham
A Quiet Belief in Angels by Ellory, R. J.
Towelhead : A Novel by Erian, Alicia
The Lieutenant by Grenville, Kate
This Is Where I Leave You by Tropper, Jonathan
Hiroshima Joe : A Novel by Booth, Martin
Spooner by Dexter, Pete
The Personal History of Rachel Dupree by Weisgarber, Ann