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News from the BMI Library – March 2018

Book of the Month

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. Losing yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision, he will move his family north to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stayup-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival and the wildness, that lives in both man and nature.

Author of the Month

Liz Byrski

Liz is a writer and broadcaster with more than forty years experience in the British and Australian Media. She now lectures in Professional and Creative Writing at Curtin University of Technology in Perth.

Recommended Reads

The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge
by Kali Napier

This is an historical fiction, where Carlo Minelli has an ambitious father who is carefully curating Carlo’s future at the Family’s Lombardy vineyard, but Carlo and mother have other ideas.

Scared to Death by
Rachel Amphlett

This book is the first in a new series with Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter.

Returning home from holiday, Tony and Yvonne Richards receive a terrifying phone call. Their daughter Melanie has been taken, the kidnappers are only willing to reveal her whereabouts on the payment of a ransom. Keeping the kidnapping from the police, their only focus is to bring their daughter back safe and sound.

The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor

A heart-breaking, heart-warming historical novel of love and survival inspired by real resistance workers during World War Two in Austria, and the mysterious love letter that connects generations of Jewish families.

A letter written in 1939 is found fifty years later and it was definitely worth waiting until the end of this story to learn its content. Katie Nelson’s father is in a nursing home and is losing his memory. He has collected stamps as long as she can remember, always telling her about the gem that could be found. When she takes his collection to a stamp dealer to be evaluated, the unopened letter with a stamp that catches the dealer’s attention is found and is the gem of this story.

New Releases


Scared to Death – Rachel Amphlett
It’s Always the Husband – Michele Campbell
The Trapped Girl – Robert Dugoni
Close to Home – Robert Dugoni
The Night Bird – Brian Freeman
Hangman – Jack Heath
If I Die Before I Wake – Emily Koch
I’ll Keep You Safe – Peter May
The Boy Made of Snow – Chloe Mayer
Her Last Day – T R Reagan
The Chalk Man – C J Tudor
The Missing Girl – Jenny Quintana


The Sister’s Song – Louise Allan
The Lost Letter – Jillian Cantor
The Railway Girls – Leah Fleming
The Book of Summer – Michelle Gable
The Great Alone – Kristen Hannah
The Party – Robyn Harding
The Art of Preserving Love – Ada Langton
The Paris Spy – Susan Elia MacNeal
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
The Storm Sister – Lucinda Riley
The Seven Sisters – Lucinda Riley
The Zanzibar Wife – Deborah Rodriguez
Jarulan by the River – Lily Woodhouse


The Marriage Lie – Kimberly Belle
The Woman in the Window – A J Finn
Best Friends Forever – Margot Hunt
The Surrogate – Louise Jensen
Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewel
The Girl Who Ran – Nikki Owen


The Secret Vineyard – Loretta Hill


Eighteen Below – Stefan Arnhem
The Running Girl – Sara Blaedel
Earth Storm – Mons Kallentoft
Penn 33 – Roslund & Hellstrom
The Sons – Anton Svensson


Working Class Man – Jimmy Barnes