Top Ten: New Releases

Top Ten New Releases

Check out what is new to the Ōamaru Library this month. There is something for everyone, DVD's, fiction, non fiction, children and young adults!


Dear Reader: the comfort and joy of books by Cathy Rentzenbrink

(Adult Non-Fiction Literature 028.809 REN)

For Cathy Rentzenbrink reading was just a part of her life, but when tragedy struck, she realized the importance of books and how they kept her afloat, and how no matter what the future holds reading will always help. Dear Reader is a moving, funny and joyous exploratin of how books can change the course of your life, packed with recommendations from one reader to another.

The Naked Farmer by Ben Brooksby

(Adult Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing 362.208 BRO)

A delightful candid collection of stories of the challenges our farmers are facing, and the way communities are banding together. Ben Brooksby is a fifth-generation farmer from Western Victoria who struggled with anxiety and other mental health issues when he was younger. With the help of a social media post - Ben naked in a pile of lentils - his openess brought a great response from the public and created a community of people who came together to share their own experience with mental health.

Lana's War by Anita Abriel

(Adult Fiction ABR)

Revenge, espionage, friendship and love - Paris 1943, pregnant Lana witnesses the execution of her husband, a music teacher who is caught hiding a Jewish girl in his piano, by a Gestapo officer. Overcome with grief, Lana loses the baby, but is approached by a member of the French Resistance to work as a spy on the French Riviera and help save Jews from execution - and perhaps get revenge for her husband's death.

All the Colours of the Night by Jayne Annkrentz

(Adult Fiction ANN)

Two psychics plunge into a dark world of deadly secrets in the second instalment of the Fogg Lake trilogy. Out on their own agendas that revolve around an ancient artifact, North and Sierra uncover the town's residents shocking truth, but someone in the town will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

Containment by Vanda Symon

(Large Print SYM)

When a series of shipping containers wash up on the beaches of Aramoana on the quiet New Zealand coast, and a skull and body of a diver are found, Dunedin Detective Sam Sheppard must put ptogether an increasingly confusing series of clues to get to the bottom of the mystery.

A Cast of Vultures by Judith Flanders

(Large Print FLA)

The thrid book in the Sam Clair mystery comedy series, the usually sharp-witted editor stumbles through her post-launch hangover to try to solve the case of the missing neighbours, suspected arson and the odd unidentified body. 

Midnight's Twins by Holly Race

(Young Adult RAC)

An exciting new fantasy debut novel about a young girl, Fern, born an outsider and subjected to torment and bullied even by her own brother for having red eyes, uncovers the dream world Annwn, a mirror world where dreamers walk protected by the Knights. But Fern soon discovers there is something worse that nightmares threatening the innocent and it is up to Fern to protect the world of Annwn. 

Love your Career From the Start by Caroline Sandford

(Young Adult Non-Fiction 331.702)

It can be daunting for young people to cosider what work they might like to do. Along with easy exercises, Love Your Career From the Start explores four key stages for making decisions about your working life - to understand who you are and who you want to become.

Their Amoung the Trees by Sabaa Tahir

(Young Adult Graphic Novel TAH)

An all new origional graphic novel reveiling the untold story of Elias and Helene's beginnings at the Blackcliff Academy.

Cinders and Sparrows by Stefan Bachmann

(Children's Orange Dot BAC)

When 12-yr-old orphan Zita inherits an abandonded castle, she is thrust into a mysterious plot involving murderous spells, false identity and a magic battle of will between the living and the dead.




Linda Robertson