Frances Finkel and the Passenger Pigeon by D. M. Mahoney

A nice, heart-warming read about teenager Frances Finkel and her yearning to become a fighter plane pilot in the Second World War

The Ice Barn by Ian Pateman

A tale of a frontier town and the promise offered by gold prospecting – dark, threatening and thrilling, and excellently told

Our Dementia Journey by Patrick McTaggart

A collection of poems, heartfelt and honest, written by a man caring for his elderly parents, one of whom, his father, has dementia

The Land, The Land by Robin Hawdon

One farmer’s fight to preserve the land that his family has farmed for generations is a story of the little man versus the power of money

The Hotchkiss by Pierre Lawrence

Short but definitely not sweet, this novella holds all the hallmarks of a good short story and is threaded with dark humour throughout

The Adventures of Toby Wey by Gavin Scott

The wonderfully told story of Toby Wey who, from humble origins, has an adventurous, character-filled life surviving by living on his wits

Meeting My Maker: The Universal Mind and Reincarnation by Michael Tewell

A book for the open-minded where an alternative view of our universe and the argument for reincarnation is proposed with scientific support

What I Was Listening To When…A Memoir Set To Music by Jack L. B. Gohn

Jack Gohn’s stimulating and candid memoir illustrates how all autobiographical works should be structured for ultimate enjoyment- to music

The Truth Together by Kelly Rodgers

A tension-filled historical novel of the Deep South, with characters to love, family relationships, corruption, and the legacy of slavery