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The world according to Garp
The world according to Garp
Irving, John, 1942-2019
Books
This is the life of T.S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields - a feminist leader ahead of her time. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes - even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with "lunacy and sorrow"; yet the...
Big little lies
Big little lies
Moriarty, Liane2017
Books
Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but may have been premeditated.
[4 copies, 1 reserve]
The hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy
The hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy
Adams, Douglas, 1952-20012012
Books
SCIENCE FICTION. One Thursday lunchtime Earth is unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this is already more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun. And the Galaxy i...
The book thief
The book thief
Zusak, Markus2005
Books
YA. Aust'n author. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger and her younger brother are being taken by their mother to live with a foster family outside Munich. Liesel's father was taken away on the bre...
The Handmaid's Tale [electronic resource]
The Handmaid's Tale [electronic resource]
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-2012
Books
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men o...
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
Kesey, Ken2012
Books
A criminal feigns insanity and is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.
Darkness on the edge of town
Darkness on the edge of town
Christopher, Adam, 1978-2019
Books
Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things. Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his ...
Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
Rowling, J. K.2015
Books
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetl...
[3 copies, 2 reserves]
The haunting of Hill House
The haunting of Hill House
Jackson, Shirley, 1916-19652013
Books
Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the g...
To kill a mockingbird
To kill a mockingbird
Lee, Harper, 1926-2015
Books
Review: 'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird'. Atticus finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this classic novel - a black man charged with attacking a white girl. Through the eyes of Scout and J...
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