New at Geraldton library: Personal, political & criminal intrigue

Deborah BarnettGeraldton Guardian


By Kirsty Capes

Adult Relationship Fiction

Sometimes it’s easy to fall between the cracks ... at 3.04pm on a hot, sticky day in June, Bess finds out she’s pregnant. She should tell her foster mother, Lisa, but she won’t understand. She really ought to tell Boy, but she hasn’t spoken to him in weeks. Bess knows that love doesn’t come without conditions. But this isn’t a love story.

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Once Upon A Time I Lived On Mars

By Kate Greene

Adult non Fiction

In 2013, Kate Greene moved to Mars. With five other crew members, she embarked on NASA’s simulated Martian mission on the slopes of Mauna Loa in Hawaii. For four months she lived in an isolated dome.

The book is a story of the author pretending to live on Mars.

Shanghai Acrobat

By Jingjing Xue


Jingjing Xue was born in China in 1947, during a civil war. Left in an orphanage in Shanghai, he was destined to a hard life before officials singled him out to train with the Shanghai Acrobatics School. Shanghai Acrobat tells the story of Jingjing’s rise from poverty to become an admired performer in China and beyond.

The First Day of Spring

By Nancy Tucker

Adult Thriller Fiction

Chrissie is eight and she has a secret: she has just killed a boy. The feeling made her belly fizz like soda pop. Now she has a feeling of power that she never gets at home, where food is scarce and attention scarcer. Twenty years later, adult Chrissie is living in hiding under a changed name.

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