Your Summer Stories 2020/21

Your Summer Stories

Welcome to Your Summer Stories. This summer Newcastle Libraries introduces a diverse selection of books and experiences that will provide readers with a program that will surprise and delight, and encourage readers out of their comfort zone. An eclectic range of titles to suit a variety of preferences is available and readers can choose their own adventure – reading some or all of the titles.

Episode One: Join local ABC breakfast presenter Dan Cox and two of our well-read library staff as they discuss our sizzling Summer Stories!

Episode Two: Author podcast with Trent Dalton. All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton. A witty and wonderful odyssey of true love and danger set in Darwin, 1942.

Episode Three: Author podcast with Meg Mason. Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason. A tale both poignant and funny that will truly engulf you.

Episode Four: Author podcast with Michael Robotham. When She Was Good by Michael Robotham. The return of Cyrus and Evie, gripping and dangerous - heart stopping to the end.

Episode Five: Author podcast with Craig Silvey. Honeybee by Craig Silvey. ‘Find out who you are and live that life’ is the compelling premise of this tender and profoundly moving book.

Episode Six: Author podcast with Steven Conte. The Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte. Astonishingly good, exploring humanity at its limits during wartime.

Episode Seven: Author podcast with Malcolm Knox. Bluebird by Malcolm Knox. A brilliantly written expose of what happens when communities glorify a dying culture in a fictional Australian coastal town.

Episode Eight: Author podcast with Tea Cooper. The Cartographer’s Secret by Tea Cooper. Set in the Hunter Valley this enthralling historical mystery unravels family secrets and journeys into the unknown.