Great summer reads

GET into summer reading with the following recommendations from the teams at Maleny and Beerwah Libraries. You can also visit to explore the full catalogue to download or reserve titles or pop into your local library and chat to the friendly staff.

The libraries will be open their normal hours over the December and January except on public holidays when they are closed.

Lianne Moriarty: ‘Apples never fall’
Enter the lives of the Delaneys, Joy and Stan, who are beginning retirement, and their four grown-up children. All seems rosy until Joy disappears and cracks begin to show.

Conor O’Callaghan: ‘We are not in the world’
Difficult, beautiful, haunting. Not an easy novel to read but well worth it. Principally a poet, O’Callaghan’s move to fiction is a success.

Christos Tsiolkas: ‘7 ½’
During times of seclusion we often retreat into memories and wonder at the world around us, which are explored in this thought-provoking book.

Norman Swan: ‘So you think you know what’s good for you’
We all want to be healthier but do you know what’s good for you? This one-stop handbook will settle fruitless anxieties and allow people to focus on what matters to them.

Hannah Kent: ‘Devotion’
Forced to flee religious persecution on a crowded, disease-riddled ship bound for the new colony of South Australia, a bond is sealed between Hanne and Thea. But what happens when they are separated?

Chris Hammer: ‘Treasure and Dirt’
In Finnigans Gap, thieves pillage opal mines and billionaires do as they please. When an opal miner is found crucified and left to rot down his mine, nothing is straightforward.