Australia – From Down Under

Spend some time Down Under. Borrow a book by an Australian novelist or try an Aussie television series on DVD from the Lititz Public Library. Good onya, mate!

The Dry : A NovelThe Dry by Jane Harper
A federal agent returns to his hometown for the first time in decades to attend a friend’s funeral and reluctantly becomes part of the investigation into his death.

Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham
A clinical psychologist is drawn into the case when a former student, trading in on his mentor’s reputation, jeopardizes a police murder inquiry.

Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp
Following a grueling in vitro fertility program and a difficult pregnancy, a new mother falls into severe postnatal depression and her actions set off a series of unexpected consequences.

IvoryIvory by Tony Park
The leader of a modern-day pirate ship, facing mounting debt and problems with his crew, embarks on a risky, but lucrative, pursuit in South Africa.

Eden by Candice Fox
When his partner goes undercover to locate three missing girls, a homicide detective isn’t sure if his job is to protect her, or to protect others from her.

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
The life of the woman who wrote the fairy tale Rapunzel is intertwined with the story of a famous Renaissance artist’s model who is locked away in a tower and sings in the hope that someone will hear her.

The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
Joining the war effort in 1915, two Australian sisters are unprepared for the horrors they face on a hospital ship near Gallipoli and on the Western Front.

Truly Madly GuiltyTruly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Everything goes wrong when a happy couple accepts a last minute invitation to a barbecue with their neighbors.

The Lake House by Kate Morton
Decades after her little brother goes missing during a Midsummer’s Eve party, a young London policewoman’s curiosity sets off events that reveal shocking truths.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
A novel of love and war traces the life of an Australian surgeon from a prisoner-of-war camp on the Thai-Burma Railway during World War II through the present.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries (DVD)
In 1959, a doctor returns to his Australian hometown to continue his late father’s medical practice, but his responsibilities as the town’s chief medical officer lead him to cases of suspicious death.

Jack Irish (DVD)
A former criminal lawyer getting his life back together spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector and apprentice cabinetmaker.

A Place to Call Home (DVD)
Set in rural Australia in the years following WWII, a nurse returns from Europe after spending twenty years abroad and settles into a new town.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (DVD)
In 1920s Melbourne, a thoroughly modern woman becomes a glamorous lady-detective.

Janet King (DVD)
A senior crown prosecutor pursues high profile and controversial cases.

The Shiralee (DVD)
A fiercely independent man reluctantly takes his daughter on the road with him to the Australian outback while he looks for work.

Based on true events, five Australian and New Zealand nurses contribute the war effort during WWI.

Rain Shadow (DVD)
Two veterinarians in the Australian outback battle to save their drought-ridden farming community from a devastating sheep blight.

March 3, 2017