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

The Gosling Bride by Eileen Williams

A stimulating, thoughtful memoir about a young girl who enters a controversial church at its height and how this shaped her life and faith

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