MARCH READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES

MARCH READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES 1500 1000 The Flyer Magazine

March Reading

with Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries

Agatha

Adults’ Read

Agatha Ann Cathrine Bomann

F BOM – (Frankton, Arrowtown, Queenstown)

Can you help someone find a way to live when you’re lost yourself? Set in the suburbs of 1940s Paris, a psychiatrist counts the days until his retirement. He lives alone in his childhood home and has neither friends nor family. Often, he resorts to drawing bird caricatures of his patients instead of taking notes. His social life consists of brief conversations with his meticulous secretary, Madame Surrugue, who has reigned over the clinic for more than thirty years. The two of them have no relationship outside the office, where everything runs smoothly and uneventfully. Until one day, that is, when a young German woman called Agatha arrives and demands to see the doctor and he soon realises that underneath her fragile exterior is a strong and fascinating woman. The doctor and Agatha embark upon a course of therapy together, a process that forces the doctor to confront his fear of true intimacy outside the clinic. But is it too late to reconsider your existence as a 71-year-old?

Pixel-Raiders

Kids’ Read

Dig World (Pixel Raiders #1) Bajo + Hex – Steven O’Donnell (Bajo) & Stephanie Bendixsen (Hex)

CF BAJ – (Frankton, Queenstown)

Rip and Mei are trapped inside a brand new video game. They must build a shelter, find food and work out what to do with fart flowers – gross! All the while battling Flametigers, sombrero-wearing spiders and lava-lizards. No one on the outside knows they’re in there. If they don’t play the game and find the way out, they’ll be stuck… forever. How will they survive? Welcome to Dig World.