Recommended Non-Fiction Reads
Dean is a long-standing member of the Rotorua Library staff. He enjoys non-fiction books and has an excellent eye for informative books that are enjoyable and entertaining.
Check out Dean's picks for April. Click on the book cover to check availability or place a hold on our catalogue*.
For the love of rugby by Steven Gauge
Once we were sisters by Sheila Kohler
Once We Were Sisters is the story of Maxine and Sheila Kohler. Growing up in the suffocating gentility of 1950s South Africa, the girls plan grand lives for themselves. Maxine is just shy of her fortieth birthday when her husband drives their car off the road and kills her. Sheila returns to South Africa to find answers to her sister's sudden death.
Was Maxine's murder a matter of accident, or destiny? What lies in the soil of their troubled motherland that condemns its women to such violence? Powerful, moving and tragic, Once We Were Sisters an extraordinary account of love and unspeakable loss.
The Last of the Tsars by Robert Service
Traveling with ghosts by Shannon Leone Fowler
"From grief to reckoning to reflection to solace, a marine biologist shares the solo journey she took - through war-ravaged Eastern Europe, Israel, and beyond - to find peace after her fiancé suffered a fatal attack by a box jellyfish in Thailand."
*If you place a hold, you will be notified when the book is available for you. A $1 hold fee is payable when you collect your book.