Otaki Library, April 2016

R_KCDC-Library-bannerKia ora from the Otaki Public Library – Te Wharepukapuka o Otaki

lib_making_it_up_AP16Making It Up As I Go Along

by Marian Keyes

This book contains author Marian Keyes’s hilarious and heartfelt observations on modern life, love and much else besides.

Such as? How about her guide to breaking up with your hairdresser? Or the warning she has for us all after a particularly traumatic fling with fake tan? There’s the pure and bounteous joy of the nail varnish museum. Not to mention the very best lies to tell if you find yourself on an Arctic cruise. She has words of advice for those fast approaching fifty and she’s here to tell you the secret truth about writers.

lib_never-open_desert_diner_AP16The Never-Open Desert Diner

by James Anderson

Ben Jones works as a trucker on Route 117, a little-travelled road in a remote region of the Utah desert, a haven from the world. The only landmark worth noting is a once-famous roadside diner that hasn’t opened in years. Ben’s routine is turned upside down when he stumbles across a beautiful woman named Claire; despite his better judgment he is inexorably drawn to her. Spectres from her past begin to resurface. Ultimately, the answers that all seek are connected to the desert’s greatest mystery — what really happened all those years ago at the never-open desert diner?

lib_nz_cafe_cookbook_AP16New Zealand Cafe Cookbook

edited by Anna King Shahab

New Zealand’s favourite cafes open their recipe books to share best-loved dishes from their menus. As you discover recipes from 50 cafes up and down the country, you’ll spot some familiar places and visit others you’d never heard of, and be shown how to recreate their signature breakfasts, brunches, lunches and baked treats.

The perfect road trip companion or book to flick through over a flat white; a celebration of our thriving café culture and the places, people and food that make it special.


by Wilbur Smith and Tom Cain

One of the most formidable fighters in the world, ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross has survived explosive tangles with depraved enemies — warlords, pirates, and arms dealer s— from the Middle East to the heart of Africa.

Now, Cross must take the law into his own hands once again to stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced and hunt down a deadly new nemesis in pursuit of global domination.