Read with us this summer for One City, One Book!

17 Jan 2020

This summer we are reading Silver by Chris Hammer for One City, One Book. Reserve your copy of Silver now via our app or online catalogue. The book is available in print, eBook and eAudiobook in our collections with unlimited copies of the eBook available from RB Digital, no waiting, no holds! Download your copy now.

Don’t forget to register for the Big Book Club on February 13, 2020 to discuss Silver with Chris Hammer and Rick Morton. Tickets are $15 including a complimentary drink. Book now!

It's competition time!!
Enter our competition over on Facebook for your chance to win a signed copy of Silver and 2 complimentary tickets to our Big Book Club event. All you have to do is comment on one of our Facebook posts asking you to replace any word in a book title with the word 'library'. The most hilarious, curious or witty title will be selected by our staff as the winner. Entries close 31st January and the winner will be contacted via Facebook messenger and announced on our Facebook page. Only one entry per person/profile is permitted.

About Chris Hammer:
Chris Hammer was a journalist for more than thirty years, dividing his career between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. Chris was a roving foreign correspondent for SBS TV’s flagship current affairs program Dateline.

About Silver:
Chris’s first fiction book, Scrublands was published in 2018. Martin Scarsden returns in this exciting sequel –Silver

For half a lifetime, journalist Martin Scarsden has run from his past. But now there is no escaping. He'd vowed never to return to his hometown, Port Silver, and its traumatic memories. But now he is back. Martin arrives to find his best friend from school days has been brutally murdered, and Mand, his new partner is the chief suspect. The media descend on Port Silver, attracted by a story that has it all: sex, drugs, celebrity and religion. Once again, Martin finds himself in the front line of reporting.

About Rick Morton:
Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist with The Australian and is the author of One Hundred Years of Dirt. It explores intergenerational trauma, poverty, addiction and mental health and the role of a mother who tried to love enough for the failures of everyone else around her. Originally from Queensland, Rick has worked in Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne and now Canberra as the social affairs writer for The Australian with a particular focus on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, aged care, the welfare system, religion and employment services. Rick is the winner of the 2017 Kennedy Award for Outstanding Columnist. One Hundred Years of Dirt was longlisted for the 2018 Walkley Book of the Year and was Highly Commended in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2019.

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