"Truth", said Mark Twain, "is stranger than fiction".
Sometimes you stumble across a story that is so gripping, bizarre or strange that you cannot believe it is a true story. An amazing tale that must be fictional. These are the stories of amazing people experiencing extraordinary things - true events that are as fascinating as a fiction novel.
Delve into one these gripping true stories and feel inspired, sad or shocked at the reality of real life.
Libraries love these eBooks:
- The Shortest History of China by Linda Jaivin
- Australia’s Most Unbelievable True Stories by Jim Haynes
- Molly’s Game: The riveting book that inspired the Aaron Sorkin film by Molly Bloom
- A Prince and a Spy: The most anticipated spy thriller of 2021 by Rory Clements
- Endurance: SAS soldier. Polar Adventurer. Decorated Leader by Louis Rudd
To get started download the cloudLibrary and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and passwords.
Listen anywhere, anytime with eAudiobooks:
- I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One woman’s obsessive search for the golden state killer by Michelle McNamara
- Men Without Country: The true story of exploration and rebellion in the South Seas by Harrison Christian
- Bastard Behind the Lines: The extraordinary story of Jock McLaren’s escape from Sandakan and his guerrilla war against the Japanese by Tom Gilling
- Sam Bloom: Heartache and birdsong by Cameron Bloom
- The Happy Traitor: Spies, lies and exile in Russia – The extraordinary story of George Blake by Simon Kuper.
To get started, download the cloudLibrary and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Stream eMovies about changing your life on Beamafilm:
- Mystify: Michael Hutchence (MA15+) – A powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned INXS front man, Michael Hutchence.
- For Sama (MA15+) – A love letter from a young mother to her daughter through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth.
- When We Were Apollo (PG) – An intimate and personal look at the Apollo Space Station, through the lives and experiences of some of its most inspiring figures.
- Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire (MA15+) – A man who was determined to protect the endangered principles of democracy and freedom at any cost.
First time customer – Select Add Library Card and enter your member number and password. Create a Beamafilm account, then verify your email address.
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