Check out these new releases featured in April's Good Reading.
by Susan Hurely
Former refugee David Tran becomes the Golden Boy of Australian medical research and invents a drug that could transform immunology. Eight volunteers are recruited for the first human trial, a crucial step on the path to global fame for David and windfall gains for his investors. But when David dies in baffling circumstances, motives are put under the microscope. With its origins in a real-life drug trial that ended in tragedy, Eight Lives is told from the perspectives of David's friends, family and business associates, who all played a role in his downfall.
The True Story of Maddie Bright
by Mary-Rose MacColl
In 1920, a 17-year-old girl in London accepts a job as a serving girl on Prince Edward’s 1920 royal tour of Australia. Maddie's talents soon earn her the respect of Helen Burns, the prince's vivacious press secretary, and Rupert Waters, his most loyal man, and Maddie is in awe of Edward himself, the 'people's' prince. Decades later in Brisbane, an elderly Maddie answers the door to Victoria, an English journalist searching for the identity of a famously reclusive writer.
The Shining Wall
by Melissa Ferguson
In a ruined world, where wealthy humans push health and longevity to extremes and surround themselves with a shining metal wall, privilege and security is predicated on the services of cloned Neandertals, and the exploitation of women in the shanty towns and wastelands beyond the fortress city. This is the frightening yet moving story of orphaned Alida and her younger sister Graycie, and their struggle for survival in the Demi-Settlements outside the wall.
by Stephen Davis
In the era of ‘fake news’, what are methods those in power use to lead the public astray? In Truthteller, Stephen Davis uses his skills as an investigative journalist to expose the tools at play in the propagation of falsehoods by governments, organisations and the media.
Raising Readers: How to nurture a child's love of books
by Megan Daley
Some kids refuse to read, others won't stop - not even at the dinner table! Either way, many parents question the best way to support their child's literacy journey. When can you start reading to your child? How do you find that special book to inspire a reluctant reader? How can you tell if a book is age appropriate? What can you do to keep your tween reading into their adolescent years? Award-winning teacher librarian Megan Daley has the answers to all these questions and more.