Books from the Blue is the Library’s eBook club. Each month we will promote an eBook for you to download, so that you can participate from the comfort of your own home. We will have a special monthly digital event where we explore our featured title. It may be a video, a webinar, author talk, or extra resources. Our eBookClub eBooks will be available to download through Libby and will always be available during the promotion period - no waitlists, no holds.

You can also use our featured eBook for your own book club. There is no limit to the number of people who can borrow at one time. Join our monthly events to enhance and enliven your reading experience.


June 2024 - eBookclub title of the month is "Why Do Horses Run?" by Cameron Stewart


Why do Horses Run? book cover

About the Book

Missing in every sense of the word, a man walks into the landscape and doesn't stop. In all weather and across all kinds of terrain, Ingvar walks until he can go no further, then gets up and does it again the following day, week after week, month after month. For three years he doesn't know why he keeps going, or whether he is walking towards something or away from it.

Until he comes to a remote tropical valley harbouring secrets and misfits. There a recently widowed woman, Hilda, allows Ingvar to live in a shed on her property. He hasn't spoken for three years and Hilda chats frequently with her dead husband, but somehow they tolerate each other as they both struggle with the haunting impact of their pasts and grief that won't let them go.

Steeped in mystery and foreboding, Why Do Horses Run? asks crucial questions about love and loss, and what might make a person never want to be found. Simple, profound, transformative and deeply moving, this indelible debut explores the propensity of the natural world to both heal and harm, as well as the ineradicable power of kindness and community.

Why Do Horses Run? depicts the darkest aspects of life with frankness, humour and lyrical brilliance. It is a novel that will stay with you.
'Vivid and compelling. Walking into the landscape alone and seeking erasure inevitably brings life into clearer definition.' Inga Simpson, author of The Last Woman in the World

Cameron Stewart

About the Author

Cameron Stewart is a writer based in Sydney, Australia. He grew up on farm near Mullumbimby, by way of Alice Springs, Canberra and Cairns. Diversity of place informs much of his writing as does an interest in flawed characters trying to do their best. Cameron holds an MA(Creative Writing) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a BA (Performing Arts) from the University of Western Sydney (Theatre Nepean). Cameron is an award winning, short fiction writer and has been published in Australia, the UK and the USA. Why Do Horses Run? Is Cameron's debut novel. He is currently working on his second novel, Cosmonaut.



Ben’s Book Club featuring ‘Why Do Horses Run?’ by Cameron Stewart 

  • Online Trybooking page can be found here
  • Zoom link can be found here with passcode: 95750 



Previous eBookclub Titles

Ben's Book Club discussions from previous months can be found on the OverDrive YouTube page.