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Newcastle Libraries launch Your Summer Stories

It's been a big year and Summer is the perfect time to unwind, relax, and forget about real life, and what better way to escape the hecticness than with a good book. 

To help you dive into your next great tale, Newcastle Libraries have launched Your Summer Stories, a curated collection of titles focused on established and emerging Australian authors. 

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The seven novels can be borrowed as either e-books, paperbacks or audiobooks making for the perfect reading partner regardless of whether you're at the beach, lake, pool, or park.

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Available from Newcastle eLibrary, there's no waiting or having to place a hold, you can instantly access the Your Summer Stories titles either via Ebook or audiobook. If your preference is the old school paper variety, take the Grab and Go option from either the Digital, City and Wallsend Libraries.

Free to loan from Newcastle Library for members, if you're not a member yet, no drama. It's free to join for both residents and non-residents.

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The seven summer reads bring together a mix of literary genres from a gripping whodunnit, to a tale of suspense, a story of love, and plenty of drama ensuring each of your summer moods are catered to. The list includes;

The Tilt by Chris Hammer
The Tilt is no ordinary cold case, gripping and atmospheric, The Tilt is a stunning multi-layered novel that will have you in from the first chapter.

Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here by Heather Rose
A luminous, compelling and utterly surprising memoir that is both heartbreaking and beautiful, a love story brimming with courage and joy against all odds.

Clarke by Holly Throsby
Musician-turned-author, Holly Throsby’s third novel Clarke is a story of family and violence, of identity and longing, of unlikely connections and the comedy of everyday life. 

The Paris Mystery by Kirsty Manning
Journalist Charlie James has come to Paris to break news and, even more importantly, to break with her past.

Day's End by Garry Disher
The next in the Australian rural crime series Day’s end is a provocative whodunnit which explores the problems which beset small towns and isolated properties.

Wildflowers by Peggy Frew
Revolving around three sisters, Wildflowers is a compassionate and surprisingly funny novel that explores the always interesting relationships of families. 

Broad River Station by Fleur McDonald
A breath-taking novel of rural suspense from the bestselling Voice of the Outback.

Whether you're an old-school book kind of person or prefer to listen whilst you're on the run, Newcastle Libraries are making it easy for you to get reading this summer. To view the full range of titles and to learn more visit