The Slow Road to Deadhorse by James Anthony

Reads like a travel book but is also the journey of the writer himself, a cultural exploration and a celebration of the American people

Still the Night Call by Joshua Senter

A day in the life of Calem Honeycutt, Missouri farmer, a man struggling to survive in a world where he feels he no longer belongs – intense and real

The Trouble With Belonging by Magdalena Stanhoff

The Trouble with Belonging by Magdalena Stanhoff – A modern tale of love that engages, to some extent, in discussion of the multicultural nature of our world today and its resulting tensions

Going Home to Africa by Dot Bekker

Dot Bekker’s brave and epic adventure travelling across Africa on her own in a blue Ford Transit van is full of dramas, triumphs and people

Upper East Bride by David Kirby

Upper East Bride by David Kirby – Bitingly witty dialogue made this novel of romance and scandal on the East Side of Manhattan highly enjoyable for me!

Orpheus Rising/By Sam And His Father, John/With Some Help From A Very Wise Elephant/Who Likes To Dance by Lance Lee

Orpheus Rising by Lance Lee – An incredibly imaginative tale of a boy and father, which can be read as a reimagining of Orpheus or as an allegory for conquering dark days

Cornerstone: The King by Michael Paul

Cornerstone: The King by Michael Paul – Michael Paul’s book is full of characters, has family secrets and has a clearly driven plot but for me, lacked a certain something

Grief has Teeth by Louise Baxter

Grief has Teeth by Louise Baxter – A very powerful and moving collection of poetry and prose, charting and describing the author’s own experiences with grief’s many faces