Missing 85 Days by Randy Haglund

A story of a man who finds himself adrift without knowledge of his past told alongside that of the family desperately searching for him

Land of the Blue Mist by Susan Mallgrave

The story of Aster Sweetwater, a girl between two cultural worlds – Cherokee and Jackson’s USA – and her search for a place for her people

The Storyteller by Dave Grohl

A view of life as a rock star but through a refreshingly different lens, that of Dave Grohl, one that exudes enthusiasm and love for life

Kindergarten at 60 by Dian Seidel

A great book, describing Seidel’s experience teaching English to students in Thailand – in a kindergarten! Cultural, frank and real.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

A magnificent book of war and love and courage and weakness – a tour through the human experience: its emotions, its hesitancies, its losses

The Echo Chamber by John Boyne

Truly a tale for our social media dominated times, this book is full of satire and humour with a strong end message

Deadly Intents by Laraine Stephens

Early twentieth century Melbourne is a city of dark corners but Reggie da Costa is there to shine an investigative light in this lively book

Sweet Caress by William Boyd

William Boyd delivers again – great story, vividly told, with an engaging and strong female narrator enhanced by “lost” photos

A Gilded Death by Cecelia Tichi

The first book in the series about Val and Roddy DeVere is a great opener, establishing the characters and atmosphere of the Gilded Age