• $30 Meat Pack the Complete Written Correspondence Between Richard Meros & Creative NZ Vol 2
    $30 Meat Pack the Complete Written Correspondence Between Richard Meros & Creative NZ Vol 2
    ISBN: 9780473229009
    Title: $30 Meat Pack the Complete Written Correspondence Between Richard Meros & Creative NZ Vol 2
    Author: MEROS RICHARD

    $30 Meat Pack is the second volume of correspondence between Richard Meros and Creative New Zealand. It follows on from 'Beggars & Choosers' which Scoop Review of Books called a 'devilishly clever work of satire'. The present collection includes proposals for New Works such as Baby Boomer Funeral, Dating Westerners: tips for the new rich of the developing world, and Hugo's There! Mr Chavez what are we to do about our right wing government?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • 10 PM Question
    10 PM Question
    ISBN: 9781877460203
    Title: 10 PM Question
    Author: DE GOLDI KATE

    Frankie Parsons is twelve going on old man: an apparently sensible, talented Year 8 with a drumbeat of worrying questions steadily gaining volume in his head: Are the smoke alarm batteries flat? Does the cat, and therefore the rest of the family, have worms? Will bird flu strike and ruin life as we know it? Is the kidney-shaped spot on his chest actually a galloping cancer? Most of the significant people in Frankie's world - his father, his brother and sister, his great-aunts, his best friend Gigs - seem gloriously untroubled by worry.Only Ma takes seriously his catalogue of persistent anxieties; only Ma listens patiently to his 10 p.m. queries. But of course, it is Ma who is the cause of the most worrying question of all, the one that Frankie can never bring himself to ask.Then the new girl arrives at school and has questions of her own: relentless, unavoidable questions.So begins the unravelling of Frankie Parson's carefully controlled world. So begins the painful business of fronting up to the unpalatable: the ultimate 10 p.m. question. The 10 pm Question is a novel which defies all age categories. It does so with a sparkling wit and an operatic cast of characters so delightful and maddening they become dear to us. A tender, beautifully told and endearing story. By the end, you'll wish you had a Frankie Parsons of your own.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 25 Years of the Earl of Seacliff
    25 Years of the Earl of Seacliff
    ISBN: 9781869421229
    Title: 25 Years of the Earl of Seacliff
    Author: PIRIE MARK ED


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 52 Men
    52 Men
    ISBN: 9781597099967
    Title: 52 Men
    Author: LEONARD LOUISE WAREHAM

    From a writer who master poet Seamus Heaney described as one who risks much both stylistically and emotionally comes"52 Men." Taut, spare and highly compressed autobiographical fiction for the mobile age, it is immensely funny and sexually charged.In contemporary literary miniatures from a few lines to a few pages, Manhattan-raised Elise McKnight describes the men in her life who gradually reveal her: high-profile cultural leaders, writers and celebrities, as well as the down-to-earth waiter, student and police officer. Fifty-two strange, romantic and sexual interludes and relationships spark to life and disappear in the wind, leaving the reader always asking: What is Elise s power? What does she want and will she ever get it? Does she have a secret and if so, what is it?With surprising, sometimes shocking and moving cameos by figures from tabloids and the news: Jay Carney, Jonathan Franzen, Lou Reed, Michael Stipe; and encounters with artists, financiers, and a boxer who reads Neruda at the Turkish baths."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Absence
    Absence
    ISBN: 9781775538653
    Title: Absence
    Author: KING JOANNA

    Four sisters meet for a holiday on the spectacularly beautiful Cinque Terre Coast of Italy. One of the sisters disappears. Under the stress, the hidden emotional and sexual rivalries between the others are laid bare. For the youngest, the disappearance of her sister is a profound threat. This is the person with whom she has had the truest bond since the collapse of the family twenty years ago. Only the missing sister knows about the man she loves and to whom she cannot turn during this crisis - he has a partner and child. Is the disappearance accidental or intentional? Have the sisters shockingly misunderstood one of their own? How radically will the missing sister's fate alter their lives? Husbands and lovers, future hopes and the family's past, all come under intense scrutiny in the vortex of events

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Access Road
    Access Road
    ISBN: 9780143202448
    Title: Access Road
    Author: GEE MAURICE

    This is a novel of family secrets and tensions, and distant past grievances, set like so much of Maurice Gee's fiction in the West Auckland town of Loomis. It is also vintage Maurice Gee, widely recognised as New Zealand's finest living fiction writer. Publication will be a significant event. New Zealand fiction doesn't get any better than this. Three brothers and sisters, all now in their eighties, two of them living in the old family home, are struggling to cope with events that have happened way back in the past. It all bursts into the open when an old school friend visits Loomis, with malice in his heart. He keeps the biggest secret of all, about the disappearance of a girl many years before. As the novel reaches its climax, the tensions reach breaking point, and violence breaks out. The death of one of the protagonists seems inevitable.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Acid Song: A Novel
    Acid Song: A Novel
    ISBN: 9781877460111
    Title: Acid Song: A Novel
    Author: BECKETT BERNARD

    It's election day in contemporary New Zealand. A young father confronts a teenage burglar. A psychologist's political stand threatens to see him driven from the university community. A staffroom argument flares up - does a play-ground fight warrant a student's expulsion? A young girl sets about mending her broken heart, a skinhead riot erupts and Richard, the biology lecturer at the heart of this simmering forty-eight hours, must deal with the secret which compels them all, unknowingly, to the same conclusion. In Acid Song, an absorbing and darting novel, a varied cast of characters is linked by chance and circumstance. With a powerful, addictive intensity Bernard Beckett composes a corrosive song of our times.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Acts of Love
    Acts of Love
    ISBN: 9780864735652
    Title: Acts of Love
    Author: PEARCE SUSAN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Ad Lib
    Ad Lib
    ISBN: 9780473274849
    Title: Ad Lib
    Author: SLEIGH THOMASIN

    The camerawoman zooms in on the photo, the lens of the camera lingering on the image. After a moment, the camerawoman reaches out and touches it and Kyla copies her, tracing the outline of her mother’s face and the straight line of her raised arm.
    ‘She will be in our thoughts always,’ whispers the camerawoman.
    When celebrity singer Carmen Crane passes away, her only daughter inherits a reality TV show. As Kyla Crane adjusts to this new scrutiny, strange things start to happen: the house is rearranged overnight, unknown characters appear, the show’s narrative loses its way, and the camera crew begin to echo events. When fragments of her mother’s past surface, Kyla is compelled to scroll through the footage and come to her own conclusions about life in the public eye and her ambiguous inheritance.
    Ad Lib is Thomasin Sleigh’s debut novel. The novel expands on her previous writing about art through its focus on images and visual culture. She regularly contributes to Lumière Reader, and has written about art for many publications and galleries in Australasia.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Adam's Ale
    Adam's Ale
    ISBN: 9780473133986
    Title: Adam's Ale
    Author: TATE BRONWYN

    As with her four previous novels Bronwyn Tate explores landscape and the inportance place has in the life of her characters. The Landing, a promontory surrounded on three sides by river and sea, was once home to colonial settlers. A group of students spend their summer holidays restoring its historic homestead. Claire and Norse, and Jo and Sam, what is it that pulls them back to The Landing? Evie is one of the new generation; her friendship with recent arrival Candy Wong comes at a time when turmoil disturbs the usual tranquility of her life. This is a multifacteted novel filled with characters and her location against the background of a small community and the ebb and flow of the timeless waters. The control Tate shows over her characters and her location gives the reader the sensation of having been on a long passage of discovery. There are secrets, young secrets and old secrets that are exposed only when the author thinks the reader is ready.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Adventures of Vela
    Adventures of Vela
    ISBN: 9781869693633
    Title: Adventures of Vela
    Author: WENDT ALBERT

    Journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela - Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman. Follow him down through the centuries on his travels, encountering the single-minded society of the Tagatanei and the Smellocracy of Olfact. Accompany him, too, as he recounts the stories of Lady Nafanua, the fearsome warrior queen, before whose powers Palagi priests and travelling chroniclers still bow down today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Adversaries #2 Return of Ravana
    Adversaries #2 Return of Ravana
    ISBN: 9780857053619
    Title: Adversaries #2 Return of Ravana
    Author: HAIR DAVID


    'Genuinely dark and unsettling . . . The story-telling within the novel is outstanding' - The Historical Novel Society on The Pyre, book 1 of the Return of Ravana. A thrilling timeslip historical fantasy from award-winning author David Hair.

    Mumbai, 2010


    Everyone's talking about Swayamvara Live! This brand-new TV reality show is recreating the ages-old custom where young men compete for the hand of a noble bride. In this case, the bride is Bollywood stunner Sunita Ashoka, who is pledged to marry the man who wins the on-screen contest. For Vikram Khandavani, it's a chance to draw out his nemesis Ravindra, the reincarnated sorcerer-king - but he's taking a deadly gamble.


    Delhi, 1175


    King Prithviraj Chauhan is about to storm the swayamvara of the beautiful Sanyogita - but he's not the only one fixated on the bride-to-be: Ravindra-Raj is coming too, and he's riding at the side of a fierce invader. Only Chand Bardai, in another life known as Aram Dhoop, the Poet of Mandore, stands between Ravindra and all the thrones of India.


    The Adversaries is the sequel to The Pyre and the second book in award-winning author David Hair's Return of Ravana series.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • After Z Hour new edition
    After Z Hour new edition
    ISBN: 9780864739230
    Title: After Z Hour new edition
    Author: KNOX ELIZABETH

    The first new edition since 1987 of the prize-winning debut novel by the acclaimed author of The Vintner’s Luck, Wake, and other New Zealand classics.

    First published on Armistice Day 1987, After Z-Hour was acclaimed by reviewers including Margaret Mahy and Keri Hulme, and won the PEN Award for Best First Book of Prose.

    Stranded by a South Island storm, six people usurp the stillness of an old house. As they tell the fragments of their story, a seventh voice responds: a young New Zealand serviceman who died in 1920 soon after his return from France. As the storm deepens, the hauntings of the mind and the hauntings of the house become one.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Agency
    Agency
    ISBN: 9780473355371
    Title: Agency
    Author: AUSTIN IAN

    As a boy Dan Calder guiltily witnessed his father abuse his mother and later had to endure the near hero worship of the same man who was a senior officer in the police force he joined. Still not over his early resignation from the police in the UK Calder seeks a fresh start in New Zealand. Training for the Auckland Marathon is free therapy as well as exercise and a great diversion while he is planning what to do with his life. He still suffers recurring nightmares about his parents and the autobiography, written as another form of therapy years before sits in a drawer in Calder’s office as a constant reminder. Chapter 14 is missing though, its details are his darkest moment and it remains hidden away from the rest of the manuscript. Before he has properly moved on Katrina Mallinder also arrives from England with a gruesome agenda of her own. Mallinder is a serial killer, originally driven by revenge for the untimely deaths of her parents she got the taste for murder and has been making ‘The Agency’ a very successful and lucrative business for a number of years. Taking on different personas she targets desperately vulnerable individuals persuading them into paying big money for a designer death as a final escape but callously murders them once they have paid. Killing for cash has not been enough to satisfy her for some time though, so, in the guise of an old man, Walter Terry she has taken to murder just for the thrill too. In New Zealand the universal laws of six degrees of separation get thrown out of the window due to the small population and two degrees are more like the norm; as Calder’s neighbours set him up with a friend Tara Danes, Mallinder finds her new victim through a website for sufferers of depression, the unfortunate soul is none other than Tara’s brother Neil. Calder and Mallinder had actually met once before in the UK, however both are unaware of this as their paths continue to converge. When Calder does realise a killer is in Auckland, he believes he can find her by using his police surveillance skills. Unfortunately just before he does, Neil Danes commits suicide after Mallinder threatens him. At that time the full extent of the horrific coincidences come to light, Calder is forced to admit his mistakes goes to the police. He manages to persuade them to let him help in the ongoing investigation and is soon all his unique crime solving talents are brought to the fore. Slowly as the story begins to reveal itself they believe they are closing in on Mallinder; unfortunately for them she is still a step or two ahead and filled with rage because of failing to secure Neil Danes personal fortune. Mallinder discovers she and Calder have a history and sets out to exact revenge by killing Tara Danes on the day of the Auckland Marathon; she burgles his house and discovers the autobiography. When he comes home to find the break-in Calder believes she is targeting him and designs a police operation to apprehend her during the marathon. Calder opens up to Tara as their relationship grows and allows her to read his autobiography minus chapter 14. On the day of the marathon Mallinder, disguised as Walter Terry finds Tara at the race end and closes in. With a kilometre to go Calder finally realises what Mallinder’s true intention is and is able to get a message to the police allowing an officer to apprehend her seconds before she is able to kill Tara. The book ends with Calder returning to England for Mallinder’s trial. She admits to several murders and makes a statement to the court and Calder which initially makes no sense. A few days later it becomes apparent to him that Mallinder statement clearly means she has a much greater understanding of his autobiography then even Tara.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Aisling's Cloud
    Aisling's Cloud
    ISBN: 9780994114082
    Title: Aisling's Cloud
    Author: MCGREGOR DON E.

    Clouds and Music blend in the stormy skies of a troubled Ireland. The perceptions of Aisling and Aidan entwine amidst a turbulent social and political backdrop: the Tommy Gun versus the harp; the everpresent shadow of The Famine hovering above a seething emotional landscape.

    Aisling’s liberal sense of independent thought and action conflict with what is expected of her, yet her wealthy background and arrogant sense of entitlement melt in the face of her feelings for intelligent and wily Aidan, who must somehow claw his way out of Dublin poverty.

    Can their closeness survive the short six years of the Rebellion, the War of Independence and the bitter Irish Civil War, where sides are taken, families divided, friends and relationships shattered, and counties are in conflict?

    These events of 1917–1923 were the final birth pains of a proud nation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Alice & Luigi
    Alice & Luigi
    ISBN: 9781877378072
    Title: Alice & Luigi
    Author: LAY GRAEME

    The year is 1878. Luigi Galoni, a young Italian fisherman, is forced to flee his home in Pesaro and sail to New Zealand. He joins a boyhood friend, Leopoldo, in the Haast region, and together they try to break in their land. But Luigi must move on again, first to Westport, then to the isolated coast of Wellington, where he joins an Italian fishing community. There he and his young wife Alice raise a family, defying hardship, misfortune and poverty. A saga of courage, fortitude and abiding love, Alice & Luigi is also a story of the coming-of-age of youthful New Zealand, where immigrants struggle to create a better life for the generations who will follow them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • All Day at the Movies
    All Day at the Movies
    ISBN: 9781775538905
    Title: All Day at the Movies
    Author: KIDMAN FIONA

    Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this latest novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives.

    Life isn't always like it appears in the movies. In 1952, Irene Sandle takes her young daughter to Motueka. Irene was widowed during the war and is seeking a new start and employment in the tobacco fields. There, she finds the reality of her life far removed from the glamour of the screen. Can there be romance and happy endings, or will circumstances repeat through the generations? Each subsequent episode in this poignant work follows family secrets and the dynamics of Irene's children. The story doesn't just track their lives, but also New Zealand itself as its attitudes and opportunities change — and reverberate — through the decades.

    '. . . she is at a literary point when age is all gain – consummate craft, passion aplenty, the complex resonance of memory, and the edginess that comes from knowing about loss'

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • All the Nice Girls
    All the Nice Girls
    ISBN: 9780864732590
    Title: All the Nice Girls
    Author: ANDERSON BARBARA

    Devonport naval base, 1962. her husband away at sea, Sophie Flynn's life is becoming rather complicated. She has two children to nurture, the captain's wife to minister to, her wayward sister to keep an eye on, and an elderly neighbour to nurse. And then she falls in love with the commodore... "A romance with a dash of feminism, a depiction of rocky marriages and a comedy of manners"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • All the Nice Girls
    All the Nice Girls
    ISBN: 9780864733801
    Title: All the Nice Girls
    Author: ANDERSON BARBARA

    Devonport naval base, 1962. her husband away at sea, Sophie Flynn's life is becoming rather complicated. She has two children to nurture, the captain's wife to minister to, her wayward sister to keep an eye on, and an elderly neighbour to nurse. And then she falls in love with the commodore... "A romance with a dash of feminism, a depiction of rocky marriages and a comedy of manners"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • All Visitors Ashore
    All Visitors Ashore
    ISBN: 9780143205937
    Title: All Visitors Ashore
    Author: STEAD C K

    In the foreground of ALL VISITOR'S ASHORE is a set of bizarre characters, all of whom seem bent on escaping from New Zealand into a larger world. The 1951 waterfront lockout is on, the harbour is full of cargo vessels, but the passenger ships continue to sail. One by one or two by two the characters in the novel depart, leaving Curl Skidmore, the would-be poet and latterday professor (who is looking back on these events as an older man) alone on Takapuna Beach.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • Allegiance of Honour
    Allegiance of Honour
    ISBN: 9781473217546
    Title: Allegiance of Honour
    Author: SINGH NALINI

    The Psy-Changeling world has undergone a staggering transformation and now stands at a crossroads. The Trinity Accord promises a new era of cooperation between disparate races and groups. It is a beacon of hope held together by many hands: Old enemies. New allies. Wary loners. But a century of distrust and suspicion can't be so easily forgotten and threatens to shatter Trinity from within at any moment. As rival members vie for dominance, chaos and evil gather in the shadows and a kidnapped woman's cry for help washes up in San Francisco, while the Consortium turns its murderous gaze toward a child who is the embodiment of change, of love, of piercing hope: A child who is both Psy and changeling. To find the lost, protect the vulnerable - and save Trinity - no one can stand alone.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Aloe
    Aloe
    ISBN: 9781907429088
    Title: Aloe
    Author: MANSFIELD KATHERINE

    Linda Burnell dreams, listless and distant, whilst downstairs her mother sets in order the family's new home in the New Zealand countryside. Her vigorous and exhausting husband, Stanley, is at the office, but will return with eager and admiring eyes. Her children prepare lunch on a concrete step and her sister sings love songs to an imaginary young man. This is The Aloe, which Katherine Mansfield wrote to crystallise the memories of her childhood. It was reworked to become her acclaimed Prelude. But the original is very different in style, detail and texture giving us both a wonderful short novel in its own right. The text has been prepared by Vincent O Sullivan, the renowned Mansfield scholar.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Amateur Science of Love
    Amateur Science of Love
    ISBN: 9781922147776
    Title: Amateur Science of Love
    Author: SHERBORNE CRAIG

    They say we fall in love. But really we fall in sickness. I lost appetite for food in those two nights with Tilda. My stomach was sunken in its wishbone cavity. Me, I was never sick, but I was sick now, the strangest sickness that made my eyes gleam green with excellent health. They had shiny white edges. My cheeks were glossed in a fresh oil of pink.Colin dreams of escaping his parents' New Zealand farm for a grand stage career. He makes it to London and a disastrous audition before meeting Tilda--beautiful Tilda, older, an artist--who brings his future with her. A heady romance leads to a new home in a decaying former bank in a small town hours from Melbourne. They are building a life together--but there are cracks in the foundation... This is a love story, told from passionate beginning to spectacular end. It is intimate and honest, blackly funny and emotionally devastating.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Amber
    Amber
    ISBN: 9781775549642
    Title: Amber
    Author: CHALLINOR DEBORAH

    She was Maori, aged anywhere between three and five years old. Her dirty, matted hair hung past her shoulders, and sweet, heart-shaped little face was filthy. When Kitty Farrell is offered a trinket by a street urchin, her impulsive response will change both of their lives forever, and place an unexpected strain on Kitty's marriage. For the past four years, she has sailed the high seas on the trading vessel Katipo with Rian, her wild Irish adventurer, but when they return to the Bay of Islands in 1845, they find themselves in the midst of a bloody affray. Their loyalties and their love are sorely tested, and Kitty's past comes back to haunt her when she encounters the bewitching child she names Amber. As the action swirls around them, Kitty and Rian must battle to be reunited as they fight for their lives and watch friends and enemies alike succumb to the madness of war and the fatal seduction of hatred.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • American Blood
    American Blood
    ISBN: 9781760291570
    Title: American Blood
    Author: SANDERS BEN

    In Ben Sanders's American Blood, a former undercover cop now in witness protection finds himself pulled into the search for a missing woman; film rights sold to Warner Bros with Bradley Cooper attached to star and produce...After a botched undercover operation, ex-NYPD officer Marshall Grade is living in witness protection in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marshall's instructions are to keep a low profile: the mob wants him dead, and a contract killer known as the Dallas Man has been hired to track him down. Racked with guilt over wrongs committed during his undercover work, and seeking atonement, Marshall investigates the disappearance of a local woman named Alyce Ray...Members of a drug ring seem to hold clues to Ray's whereabouts, but hunting traffickers is no quiet task. Word of Marshall's efforts spreads, and soon the worst elements of his former life, including the Dallas Man, are coming for him...Written by a rising New Zealand star who has been described as "first rate," this American debut drops a Jack Reacher-like hero into the landscape of No Country for Old Men. With film rights sold to Warner Bros, and Bradley Cooper attached to play tortured hero Marshall Grade, American Blood is sure to follow in their award-winning, blockbuster success..."This novel has it all - great characters that are all too-real, switch-blade sharp writing, dialogue that would bring a smile to Elmore Leonard's face and a plot that grabs the reader by the collar, squeezes hard and never lets go. American Blood is a first-rate, first-class, top-tier thriller and Ben Sanders hits it far and deep. This is one book that flat-out demands to be read. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. If you love a good thriller, then look no further than American Blood." - Lorenzo Caracterra, New York Times-bestselling author of Sleepers and The Wolf..."American Blood is a lean, mean, power-packed novel. A hardboiled bolt of lightning to the crime genre. Ben Sanders has set the new standard for gritty, action packed thrillers." - Victor Gischler, Edgar Award- nominated author of Gun Monkeys.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • American Blood
    American Blood
    ISBN: 9781760294977
    Title: American Blood
    Author: SANDERS BEN

    Ex-undercover cop Marshall Grade is hiding out in New York City when he learns that federal agent Lucas Cohen has survived a kidnapping. Cohen was Marshall s ticket into witness protection, and his captors have a simple question: where s Marshall now?

    Marshall s undercover work gave him a long list of enemies, and the enemy in this case is a corrupt businessman named Dexter Vine. Vine s almost broke, in debt to people even worse than himself, and he wants to settle old scores while he has time. He s hired Ludo Coltrane a nonchalant psychopath and part-time bar manager to find Marshall at any cost. Ludo s no stranger to killing, but his associate, the cash-strapped ex-con Perry Rhodes, may prove more of a liability than an asset.

    The question is: what has Marshall done to make Dexter want him dead? And are the contacts from his old life ex-colleague Lana, and the heroin dealer Henry Lee prepared to help him, or will they just sell him out?"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00

    $23.00
  • Ancestry
    Ancestry
    ISBN: 9781775500377
    Title: Ancestry
    Author: WENDT ALBERT

    Albert Wendt's new collection of short stories explores the nature of family, tradition and culture through the eyes of those seemingly caught between the realities of modern contemporary life and the ancestral ties of their heritage. With a deft touch, he draws us into his characters' lives and with equal parts wisdom and wit, he exposes them to us. This is a masterful meditation on the ties that bind people together across time and place.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Angels Cut
    Angels Cut
    ISBN: 9780864736000
    Title: Angels Cut
    Author: KNOX ELIZABETH

    Boomtown Los Angeles, 1929: the movies have burst into song and speech, and aircraft into the skies at speed. Into this world of soundstages and speakeasies comes Xas, stunt flier and wingless angel, with his German passport and his broken heart, determined only to go on living in the air. What does it take to turn a wind? Will it be Conrad Cole, movie director and aircraft designer, a glory-seeking king of the grand splash who is also a man sinking into his own sovereign darkness. Or will it be Flora McLeod, film editor and maimed former actress, who sees something in Xas that no-one has ever seen before, not even God, who made him, or Lucifer, the general he once followed -- Lucifer, who has lost him once but won't let that be the end of it. What does it take to turn a wind? Mountains. Or another wind.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Another Throw of the Dice
    Another Throw of the Dice
    ISBN: 9780473224585
    Title: Another Throw of the Dice
    Author: MORGANTI MARY CLARE

    It is the mid-eighties when a group of expatriates from Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, the United States and Japan meet and form friendships in a small country in the tropical south Pacific. Developing friendships with local people help to establish familiarity with the culture and lifestyle of the society. Over time, past lives are glimpsed and are woven into the fabric of the narrative.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Anti Lebanon: A Novel
    Anti Lebanon: A Novel
    ISBN: 9781619021150
    Title: Anti Lebanon: A Novel
    Author: SHUKER CARL

    Leon Elias, a young Lebanese Christian caught in the chaos of the Arab Spring, reluctantly becomes involved in the theft of a valuable piece of artisanal jewelry, and is bitten by its mysterious Armenian maker.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Anticipation
    Anticipation
    ISBN: 9781775532019
    Title: Anticipation
    Author: MOIR TANYA

    This rich and darkly humorous novel is about family history and the power and risk of knowledge. 'I want to tell you a story about my mother, although of course it is also mine u inherited, along with dangly earlobes and a horror of deep water.' Janine's mother had an obsession: her ancestry. But what she uncovered was a colourful assortment of characters and their penchant for cruelty. When her mother dies, Janine continues the genealogical search. She buys a run-down house on a tiny island, where she sits and writes up the stories of her forebears, worrying whether the damaging genes have been passed on. Meanwhile the builder, Jake, is erecting a jetty for her, and it is his presence, along with Janine's discovery about her grandfather, that might offer her hope of redemption. Startlingly original and superbly written, Tanya Moir's rich and surprising new novel takes a darkly humorous look at family history, the power and risk of knowledge, and asks how much we really want to know about our futures and our pasts.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Antipodeans
    Antipodeans
    ISBN: 9781927262030
    Title: Antipodeans
    Author: MCGEE GREG

    Beginning with the return to Venice of an old man determined to confront his past, The Antipodeans spans three generations of a New Zealand family and their interaction with three families of Northern Italy. From Venice to the South Island of New Zealand, from the assassination of a Gestapo commander in WWII to contemporary real estate shenanigans in Auckland, from political assassination in the darkest days of the Red Brigade to the vaulting cosmology of particle physics, The Antipodeans is a novel of epic proportions where families from the opposite ends of the earth discover an intergenerational legacy of love, blood and betrayal.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Archangel's Enigma #8
    Archangel's Enigma #8
    ISBN: 9780575112599
    Title: Archangel's Enigma #8
    Author: SINGH NALINI

    Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumours surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required - those more common to predatory animals than to man. Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature - at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it's too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows - and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Archangel's Heart #9
    Archangel's Heart #9
    ISBN: 9781473217492
    Title: Archangel's Heart #9
    Author: SINGH NALINI


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Archangel's Legion #6 Guild Hunter
    Archangel's Legion #6 Guild Hunter
    ISBN: 9780575112148
    Title: Archangel's Legion #6 Guild Hunter
    Author: SINGH NALINI

    Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force. Vampires are dying impossibly of disease. Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael's Tower under siege by enemy archangels. Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York - and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • As Much Gold As An Ass Could Carry
    As Much Gold As An Ass Could Carry
    ISBN: 9780473373184
    Title: As Much Gold As An Ass Could Carry
    Author: PLUMB VIVIENNE & OTTO GLEN

    Plumb creates through the written word, Otto through line; this book combines their two narratives. The image/text conflation moves between form over meaning, and meaning over form. Otto’s exuberant gestures interact with Plumb’s luminous humour, as if two performers are present on the page together. As Much Gold as an Ass Could Carry showcases Plumb’s poetry, fiction and drama, from a twenty-year literary career. Within these large, funny, barbed, affecting themes, the power of the social construct ¬¬– of what it means to be female ¬¬– is laid bare. Otto’s graphic wit ornaments and underwrites Plumb’s written traceries.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • As the Earth Turns Silver
    As the Earth Turns Silver
    ISBN: 9780143567110
    Title: As the Earth Turns Silver
    Author: WONG ALISON

    He came from behind and held her in his arms, told her to look again at earth and sky and water. Could she see how the world turned silver? People died, he told her, because they were afraid. They did not go out at night on dangerous water. They did not see the earth as it turned overnight to silver. From the late nineteenth century to the 1920s, from Kwangtung, China to Wellington and Dunedin and the battlefields of the Western Front - a story of two families. Yung faces a new land that does not welcome the Chinese. Alone, Katherine struggles to raise her children and find her place in the world. In a climate of hostility towards the foreign newcomers, Katherine and Yung embark on a poignant and far-reaching love affair....

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Ascendant's Rite #4 Moontide Quartet
    Ascendant's Rite #4 Moontide Quartet
    ISBN: 9781784290399
    Title: Ascendant's Rite #4 Moontide Quartet
    Author: HAIR DAVID

    The Moontide is ending, and Emperor Constant is finally ready to conquer the world. All will be decided on the mighty Leviathan Bridge


    LOVE. BETRAY. FIGHT. ASCEND.


    Alaron and Ramita's deadly enemies have taken the Scytale of Corineus - the key to gaining the power of an Ascendant mage - as well as one of Ramita's twin sons. Their only hope of preventing disaster lies with a small group of peaceful Zain monks. Meanwhile, in Javon, Queen Cera Nesti, newly freed, takes the reins of power. She needs the skill and courage of her friends to survive, but she must first gain their trust.


    Trapped between two massive armies, Seth Korion's Lost Legions must somehow find safety. Bearing secrets that could bring down the Emperor, they will need cunning, tenacity and bravery to cross the Bridge to safety.


    As the Rondian armies continue to plunder the stony deserts of Kesh and Dhassa, the Eastern Armies are daring to fight back, but the mighty Rondian magi still hold all the major cards . . . except the ace: the Scytale.


    The time has come for the Rite of Ascendancy to be performed, and new powers to rise to save - or damn - Urte.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • At the Bay
    At the Bay
    ISBN: 9781612195834
    Title: At the Bay
    Author: MANSFIELD KATHERINE

    A brilliant modernist classic--now available for the first time in a stand-alone edition
    This dreamy, formally audacious story of a summer's day in the life of one family is a small masterpiece by Katherine Mansfield, hailed as "one of the great modernist writers. Virginia Woolf said of Mansfield, hers was "the only writing I have ever been jealous of."
    A modernist master of cool precision and extraordinary delicacy, Mansfield wrote about family life with a sharp radicalism, and At the Bay is one of her greatest works. Told in thirteen parts, beginning early in the morning and ending at dusk, At the Bay captures both the Burnell family's intricate web of relatives and friends, and the dreamy, unassuming natural beauty of Crescent Bay.
    Haunting but ever understated, At the Bay is as timeless novella, and a testament to Mansfield's remarkable powers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Auckland City in Literature Series
    Auckland City in Literature Series
    ISBN: 9780908988365
    Title: Auckland City in Literature Series
    Author: IHIMAERA WITI ED

    In his introduction to this anthology, Witi Ihimaera describes Auckland, Tamaki makau rau, as the place desired by many. The variety in this absorbing collection of short stories, poetry and extracts from novels and memoirs shows that while Auckland may not always have been desirable, it has certainly fascinated generations of very different writers, who have explored almost every part of this far-flung city. C.K. Stead and Maurice Gee, for example, go west, Tina Shaw and Diane Brown visit the city centre, Paula Morris and Peter Wells haunt the suburbs, while Robert Sullivan and Albert Wendt head south. Witi Ihimaera has skilfully constructed a literary map of the City of Sails: whether you are a tourist or a resident, an enjoyable journey is guaranteed.




    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
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