The Bookseller at the End of the WorldRuth Shaw
She's sailed through the Pacific for years, been held up by pirates, worked at Sydney's Kings Cross with drug addicts and prostitutes, campaigned on numerous environmental issues, and worked the yacht Breaksea Girl with her husband, Lance.
Underlining all her wanderings and adventures are some very deep losses and long-held pain. Balancing that out is her beautiful love story with Lance, and her delightful sense of humour.
This will make you weep and make you laugh and make you want to read more books - and make you want to visit Ruth and her two wee bookshops.