Staff Reviews for June

We are avid and passionate readers and we love sharing our favourites. June’s hot picks are an interesting mix from our library staff and could be your next favourite read.

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The Kennedy Curse

James Patterson, Cynthia Fagen

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Succinct but still fascinating story of the Kennedy Family starting with Patrick Joseph Kennedy (grandfather of JFK) right up to 2019 and the death of Saoirse Kennedy Hill.

With informative short chapters, this is easy to read and cites different and varied sources of information for a well-researched read. JULIE

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The Blue Rose

Kate Forsyth

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Set during the time of the French Revolution but seen through the eyes of Viviane , an aristocrat, who sympathises in some ways with both sides. This is fiction infused with some romance and inspired by real historical characters set both in France and Imperial China.

For me it was a real page turner. I felt I learnt more about the French Revolution and Imperial China in this book because it was delivered in such an interesting way. The characters, plot and pace of the book kept me engaged the whole time. MARISA

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My name is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Set in New York during the mid-80s, this story recounts conversations between Lucy and her mother who suddenly visits her in hospital after surgery. Over five days an impoverished and often painful childhood is re-examined as mother and daughter recount stories about events and people that shaped Lucy’s future. MONICA

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