• Admissions: Tales of Life, Death & Love in a Hospital Not Far from Here
    Admissions: Tales of Life, Death & Love in a Hospital Not Far from Here
    ISBN: 9780947493820
    Title: Admissions: Tales of Life, Death & Love in a Hospital Not Far from Here

    Here are the stories of eight women — doctors, nurses, cooks and cleaners at the heart of a hospital that connects them all in a city that could be anywhere. Inspired by Mira Harrison’s experiences in healthcare in the UK and NZ, these engrossing narratives unveil the shifting balance between professional and private worlds. Our scrupulous — or haphazard — plans are disrupted by falling in love; by our connections to others; by the birth of our children; by loss, grief, and ultimately death. A ring of truth underpins these tales, but they are fictional … the work of an exciting new author who will reach new audiences.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • 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
  • Arms Race: & Other Stories
    Arms Race: & Other Stories
    ISBN: 9781922147981
    Title: Arms Race: & Other Stories
    Author: LOW NIC

    Data theft, internet memes, advertising, terrorism, indigenous sovereignty, drone warfare, opium addiction, syphilis, the moon landing, mining, oil slicks, climate change, giant octopuses: nothing is spared in this collection. Nic Low's stories go beyond satire, aiming for the dark heart of our collective obsession with technology, power and image.Set variously in London, an Indian village, remote Mongolia, the West Australian outback and mountainous New Zealand, these are prescient visions of the future and outlandish reimaginings of the past

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Astonished Dice (Collected Short Stories)
    Astonished Dice (Collected Short Stories)
    ISBN: 9780864739216
    Title: Astonished Dice (Collected Short Stories)

    Geoff Cochrane is the author of numerous highly regarded collections of poems and two novels. In 2009 he was awarded the Janet Frame Prize for Poetry, and in 2010 the inaugural Nigel Cox Unity Books Award. Astonished Dice collects his two slim volumes of short stories, originally published in limited editions, the early novella 'Quest Clinic', and more recent stories.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • AUP Anthology of NZ Literature
    AUP Anthology of NZ Literature
    ISBN: 9781869405892
    Title: AUP Anthology of NZ Literature

    ‘What, after all, is the truth of a place that has only just been worked into language?’

    From Polynesian Mythology to the Yates’ Garden Guide, from Allen Curnow to Alice Tawhai, from Jessie Mackay to Alison Wong, from Julius Vogel to Albert Wendt, from the letters of Wiremu Te Rangikaheke to the notebooks of Katherine Mansfield – Maori, Pakeha, Pasifika, and Asian New Zealanders have struggled for two and a half centuries to work the English language into some sort of truth about this place. The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature brings together for the first time in one volume this country’s major writing, from the earliest records of exploration and encounter to the globalised, multicultural present.

    Editors Jane Stafford and Mark Williams range across novels and stories, poems and plays, letters and diaries, comics and songs to collect the defining stuff of our literary heritage. The contents will delight and provoke: Erewhon and The Heart of the Bush; Man Alone and ‘No Ordinary Sun’; The God Boy and Hicksville; ‘The Gumboot Song’ and The Vintner’s Luck. Through an imaginative selection and illuminating introductions, Stafford and Williams provide new paths into our writing and our country. For students and readers, at home and overseas, the Anthology of New Zealand Literature will be the indispensable introduction for years to come to what’s worth reading and why.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Black Ice Matter
    Black Ice Matter
    ISBN: 9781775502982
    Title: Black Ice Matter
    Author: COLE GINA

    This collection of short stories explores connections between extremes of heat and cold. Sometimes this is spatial or geographical; sometimes it is metaphorical. Sometimes it involves juxtapositions of time; sometimes heat appears where only ice is expected.

    In the stories, a woman is caught between traditional Fijian ways and the brutality of the military dictatorship; a glaciology researcher falls into a crevasse and confronts the unexpected; two women lose children in freak shooting accidents; a young child in a Barbie Doll sweatshop dreams of a different life; secondary school girls struggle with secrets about an addicted janitor; and two women take a deathly trip through a glacier melt stream. These are some of the unpredictable stories in this collection that follow themes of ice and glaciers in the heat of the South Pacific and take us into unusual lives and explorations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Blooming Lotus: Short Stories by Former Refugees in Nz
    Blooming Lotus: Short Stories by Former Refugees in Nz
    ISBN: 9780473302740
    Title: Blooming Lotus: Short Stories by Former Refugees in Nz

    The Blooming Lotus has five former refugees originating from Bhutan, Sudan, South Sudan and Iran sharing their stories and experiences about their journey to Aotearoa New Zealand, and their experiences settling in NZ.

    Price: $29.00
  • Bonsai: Best Small Stories from Aotearoa NZ
    Bonsai: Best Small Stories from Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9781927145982
    Title: Bonsai: Best Small Stories from Aotearoa NZ

    ‘Bonsai’ brings together a pioneering collection of flash fiction and associated forms (prose poetry and haibun) from 165 writers in Aotearoa New Zealand, along with intriguing essays on this increasingly popular genre. In 200 small stories of no more than 300 words, where the translucent boundaries between prose and poetry are often transgressed, we discover a vast array of human experience. Here, children race snails, shoot tin cans, learn to fly, and look for Antarctica in a drain pipe, while Schrödinger’s cat dreams of life and death, a dog licks away a woman’s tears, and a peacock guards its human family. Family tensions spill over during trips to the beach, couples get together and fall apart, babies are born – or not born – and parents die. You might find yourself dancing like the cool kids, listening to a neighbour sing in the dark, or watching a tractor catch fire. There are perfect moments in miniature as dew falls on a spider’s web and strangers make eye contact. Composed with precision in a form where every word counts, these carefully chiselled works are provocative, tender and endlessly surprising.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Daffy & Her Niece Who Doesn't Talk
    Daffy & Her Niece Who Doesn't Talk
    ISBN: 9780473305499
    Title: Daffy & Her Niece Who Doesn't Talk

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Dead Is Dead & Other Stories
    Dead Is Dead & Other Stories
    ISBN: 9780473371210
    Title: Dead Is Dead & Other Stories
    Author: SEAFORD JANE

    A gun goes missing, a boy is paralysed after sliding of the roof of his house, a father of two children decides to become a woman….

    Dead is Dead is a stunning collection of eighteen intimate stories that hold a spotlight on relationships. The stories delve into the complicated, challenging and diverse incidents that make up everyday life. They are disturbing and unforgettable, and will leave the reader gasping and wanting more.

    This is a complex and compelling read that will delight at every turn of the page.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Deleted Scenes for Lovers
    Deleted Scenes for Lovers
    ISBN: 9781776560585
    Title: Deleted Scenes for Lovers

    "The knowledge of everyone they’re about to hurt is not an element easy to breathe in. They’re the lovers. You can blame them now, if you want to. That’s your choice: this is the director’s cut."

    Seventeen powerful stories of contemporary New Zealand life from a writer whose penetrating gaze reveals the full experience of her characters' lives—tragic, comic, rich.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Double Act Intrigues & Amuses
    Double Act Intrigues & Amuses
    ISBN: 9781869421144
    Title: Double Act Intrigues & Amuses

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Dreamers: Nga Kaimoamoea: Stories of the Hokianga
    Dreamers: Nga Kaimoamoea: Stories of the Hokianga
    ISBN: 9780947493059
    Title: Dreamers: Nga Kaimoamoea: Stories of the Hokianga
    Author: POINTON SUSY

    The Hokianga Harbour on New Zealand's Far North West Coast has been a magnet for dreamers ever since the first Polynesian explorer, Kupe, followed a long-tailed cuckoo into the southern ocean in the hope that he would find land. These stories are about the dreamers that have followed him ever since.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Elbow Stories
    Elbow Stories
    ISBN: 9781927242087
    Title: Elbow Stories
    Author: ADAMS JOHN

    A self-important surgeon reveals peculiar tastes; regulars at a holiday park watch Sweetie and Cowboy fail at camping; unexpected feelings arise after a child is lost; traditional arranged marriages conflict with modern desires; a family falls apart when Auntie Pam contests Granddad¿s will - and much more. These imaginative and unpredictable stories, told with wit and keen observation, take us into unusual lives and explore the intricacies and quirks of being human.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Empty Bones & Other Stories
    Empty Bones & Other Stories
    ISBN: 9780864739186
    Title: Empty Bones & Other Stories
    Author: DUKES BRETON

    Empty Bones is weightlifting, infidelity, drunk driving, facelifts and childbirth - it's a family and their weekend reunion. It is Lisbon to Madrid on the night train and Auckland to Wellington on a motorbike. It is the end, the beginning and the gristly in between. Empty Bones is a novella accompanied by five equally raw, intense and comical short stories, from the author of the acclaimed Bird North.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Etiquette for a Dinner Party
    Etiquette for a Dinner Party
    ISBN: 9781869790073
    Title: Etiquette for a Dinner Party
    Author: ORR SUE

    An ageing taxi driver reflects on mortality and the choices he has made in life as he indulges in a clandestine Italian feast. The friend of a dying woman delivers a sardonic commentary on the frenetic ritual of cake-baking that precedes death and grief. A young boy sets out to save his grandparents' marriage after discovering pornography in his grandfather's memorabilia. This stunning debut collection observes a subtle unravelling of social etiquettes. Often hopeful, always moving, these darkly quirky stories demand the reader's attention beyond the final page. Etiquette for a Dinner Party showcases the breadth of this new writer's talent - from the oh-so-recognisable and desperate efforts of a homesick tourist to enjoy the 'perfect' holiday, to the descent into madness of a lonely high-country farmer. Varied and accomplished, this book is entertaining, stimulating and original.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Everything We Hoped For
    Everything We Hoped For
    ISBN: 9780864736253
    Title: Everything We Hoped For
    Author: ADAM PIP

    An unusually strong first book, this collection of short stories depends on exquisitely crafted surfaces that conceal shocking emotional force. Three of the stories are obliquely connected and feature young women on the edge. In the first of these, a new mother contemplates her new baby; in the second, a girl finds herself in rehab; and in the final story, the main character goes to jail. Other characters include a New Zealand serviceman returned from active duty in Dili, the employees of a $2 shop, and a vegan couple at a Samoan resort.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Families
    ISBN: 9780864739193
    Title: Families

    VINCENT O'SULLIVAN is the author of the biography of John Mulgan, Long Journey to the Border, the novels Let the River Stand and Believers to the Bright Coast, and many collections of short stories and poems, plays and works of scholarship. He is the current New Zealand Poet Laureate.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Fooling
    ISBN: 9780908790715
    Title: Fooling

    A novella in the Hazard Short Fiction series. Ros is addicted to falling in love, despite her cynicism. Although she knows it is a mistake, she finds herself involved with Neil, and strange things begin to occur: children are left on the doorstep, racehorses need operations, boxes begin to fill the shed. Ros visits the Widow Casey for help, but this leads to more problems.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
  • For Everyone Concerned
    For Everyone Concerned
    ISBN: 9780864735591
    Title: For Everyone Concerned

    This exhilarating mixture of fables, satires, notes to self and short shorts will further enhance Wilkins's reputation as one of the most daring and innovative of New Zealand's leading writers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Frank Sargesons Stories
    Frank Sargesons Stories
    ISBN: 9781877340284
    Title: Frank Sargesons Stories

    This collection includes some early works which have not previously appeared in Sargeson collections. Frank Sargeson (1903 - 1982) was the mentor to many of our past and current writers, including Janet Frame, C.K. Stead, and Kevin Ireland. The annual Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship continues this tradition. Among those to benefit were Michael King, Steve Braunias, Emily Perkins, Charlotte Grimshaw and others.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • From Under the Overcoat
    From Under the Overcoat
    ISBN: 9781869790578
    Title: From Under the Overcoat
    Author: ORR SUE

    A collection of new stories (all accessible, emotive, vivid), each celebrating and saluting a remarkable short story from times past. The new stories are modern and entertaining in their own right - this collection can be read purely for the pleasure in that; however, it can also be read for the way each story explores elements from important stories from the past. As such, this book celebrates the short-story form and earlier writers, it offers a guessing game for readers to work out exactly which stories are being drawn on and points us back to these earlier works and to the changes that time has brought in the way we view them. It offers up a canon of influential short stories (with notes on each), with particular appeal to schools and universities. So what on one level is a stunning collection of short stories also offers numerous other levels.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Garden Party & Other Stories
    Garden Party & Other Stories
    ISBN: 9780062490490
    Title: Garden Party & Other Stories

    Introduction by Colm Toibin

    In fifteen funny, colorful, poignant and mysterious stories, the irreverent modernist Katherine Mansfield, a friend and contemporary of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, examines a range of themes integral to the human experience, from marriage, family, and death to duty, disillusionment, and regret in this commanding collection, part of the Ecco Art of the Story series.

    Written towards the end of Katherine Mansfield s tragically short life in the chaotic years after World War I, the fifteen stories in The Garden Party are as fresh, perceptive, and vivid today as they were nearly a century ago. Many are set in the author's native New Zealand while others take place in England or on the French Riviera. In each, Mansfield explores the small yet transformative epiphanies in every day life and illuminates the unspoken, often misunderstood emotions common to us all.

    In the wry "The Daughters of the Late Colonel," two sisters discover that freedom from their father isn t quite what they expected it to be. A lonely and naive older woman s contrived sense of self is painfully challenged in "Miss Brill." "At the Bay" considers the plight of a happily married young woman who struggles to find equality with her husband.

    The Garden Party is an enduring work of literary craftsmanship from a marvelous modern artist."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00

  • Ghosts in the Valley
    Ghosts in the Valley
    ISBN: 9781877448324
    Title: Ghosts in the Valley

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • His Best Stories
    His Best Stories
    ISBN: 9780143010906
    Title: His Best Stories

    In this definitive collection by one of New Zealand's best-loved authors, Witi Ihimaera offers his personal choice of twenty-four stories from throughout his illustrious career. The pieces span more than thirty-five years - since his first collection, POUNAMU POUNAMU (1972), was published - and showcase the range, originality and humanity of this truly amazing writer.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • History Write Now: South Auckland Writers at the Papakura Museum
    History Write Now: South Auckland Writers at the Papakura Museum
    ISBN: 9780473329143
    Title: History Write Now: South Auckland Writers at the Papakura Museum
    Author: GEORGE JAMES (ED)

    Contributions by Rosemary Nash, Kyung-Jung Kim, Kay Mills, E.H. Thomson, Bridget Bayly, David Howard, Lynne Fell, Laura Dunbar, Karen Forster, Loren-Crystal Pitt, Hanneke de Graaf, Dione Jones, Daryn Govender, Robyn Brown, Glenis Jones, Althea Barr, David E Horne, Doreen E.M. Lightfoot, Jocelyn Watkin

    Ever wondered about the history of objects in a museum? If they could talk, what tales could they tell?

    South Auckland writers were invited into the Papakura Museum to see if they could find out. These stories and poems of love, loss, triumph, new beginnings and changing times include actual events and memories as well as fiction. All are inspired by real taonga (treasures) in the museum.

    Aotearoa New Zealand has been peopled by waves of migrants over the land's last millennium. Recurring themes in History Write Now are the fears, hopes and dreams of all migrants - some told from the perspective of the few but precious possessions brought with them. Papakura and South Auckland form the backdrop but not always - these 'flights of fancy' have sometimes taken off to land elsewhere.

    The 18 writers in this publication, many of whom are new to writing, were selected from the 2015 History Write Now project. Their stories and poems were edited by author James George, who was the project's writing coach and mentor.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • House of the Talking Cat
    House of the Talking Cat
    ISBN: 9781877338069
    Title: House of the Talking Cat
    Author: STURM J. C.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Hue & Cry #8 Holidays
    Hue & Cry #8 Holidays
    ISBN: 1055210520144
    Title: Hue & Cry #8 Holidays
    Author: LANE CHLOE ED

    Includes new artist pages by Nick Austin, Louise Menzies, John Ward Knox, and Imogen Taylor. As well as new stories by Gemma Bowker-Wright, John Summers, and Rachel O'Neill, a translation of the Vietnamese-born writer Linda Le by Sian Robyns, and new poems by Sarah Jane Barnett, Harry Ricketts, Amy Brown, and Hera Lindsay Bird.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Huia Short Stories #11: Contemporary Maori Fiction
    Huia Short Stories #11: Contemporary Maori Fiction
    ISBN: 9781775502043
    Title: Huia Short Stories #11: Contemporary Maori Fiction
    Author: VARIOUS

    Including stories by Toni Pivac, Aroha Bentson, Robert MacDonald, Aimee Tapping, K-T Harrison, Ann French, Anya Ngawhare, Lauren Aikman, Aaron Ure, Darryn Joseph, Zeb Nicklin, Vincent Olsen-Reeder, Andre Hetariki, Shilo Kino and Helen Waaka.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Huia Short Stories #9
    Huia Short Stories #9
    ISBN: 9781869694753
    Title: Huia Short Stories #9
    Author: VARIOUS

    Here are the best short stories and novel extracts from the Pikihuia Awards for Maori Writers 2011, as judged by Keri Hulme, Katie Wolfe, Erima Henare and Reina Whaitiri. The book will contain the stories from the 18 finalists for Best Short Story written in English, the five finalists for the Best Short Story in Maori and the six finalists for the Best Novel Extract. For over ten years, the Maori Literature Trust and Huia Publishers have been responsible for this unique and increasingly popular biennial writing competition. The awards and their subsequent publications have become much anticipated as they bring more undiscovered gems to the attention of the New Zealand reading public. Past winners and finalists include James George, Briar Grace-Smith, Kelly Ana Morey and Paula Morris.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • I Got His Blood on Me
    I Got His Blood on Me
    ISBN: 9780864737687
    Title: I Got His Blood on Me

    A bloodied figure travels through time, a stepfather kicks a ball and curses a snack machine, a cranky ghost brakes a Kapiti train. From a reimagined history to a future where holograms walk the streets, these stories traverse time and genre to explore the frontiers that face the adventurous—now and in the past.
    Lawrence Patchett was a winner of The Long and the Short of It short story competition in 2011. His work has also appeared in Sport, Dominion Post, Booknotes, Hue & Cry and Turbine. Currently completing a PhD in creative writing at Victoria University, he lives in Raumati.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Itchy Hand
    Itchy Hand
    ISBN: 9780994108821
    Title: Itchy Hand

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Jaam 30
    Jaam 30
    ISBN: 630788642262
    Title: Jaam 30

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Jandal Prints on the Globe Capturing the Overseas Experience
    Jandal Prints on the Globe Capturing the Overseas Experience
    ISBN: 9780986453724
    Title: Jandal Prints on the Globe Capturing the Overseas Experience

    JANDAL PRINTS ON THE GLOBE captures the great overseas experience with short stories and photography by young New Zealanders travelling the world. So how about eating wind-dried Puffin, confabulating with rabid squirrels and riding the 'Wagon of Death' through rural Transylvania? Where do stubborn cattle ticks and unappreciative Flemish karaoke crowds fit in? This book combines 49 stories and 23 photographs in a compilation that will inspire all from the intrepid traveller to the armchair enthusiast.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Keys to Hell
    Keys to Hell
    ISBN: 9780864734792
    Title: Keys to Hell
    Author: RANDERSON JO

    Unsettling yet thought-provoking musings on religion, relationships, and responsibility intermingle in this collection of weird and wonderful cautionary tales.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Landfall 209 My 1984
    Landfall 209 My 1984
    ISBN: 9781877276880
    Title: Landfall 209 My 1984

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Landfall 210 the Mouths of Beasts
    Landfall 210 the Mouths of Beasts
    ISBN: 9781877276897
    Title: Landfall 210 the Mouths of Beasts

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $29.95
  • Landfall 211 Borderline
    Landfall 211 Borderline
    ISBN: 9781877372902
    Title: Landfall 211 Borderline
    Author: MOK TZE MING ED

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $29.95
  • Landfall 221 Outside In
    Landfall 221 Outside In
    ISBN: 9781877578403
    Title: Landfall 221 Outside In

    Essays: on architecture by Tim Corballis, on pollution in Azerbaijan by New Zealand journalist David Brown, on 'going nursing' by Stephanie de Montalk, on chemical poisoning by Mia Watkins, and on the 'Dunedin Sound' by Alastair Galbraith. Stories: about contemporary living, by Albert Wendt and Jennifer Compton. Art: colour portfolios by the environmental artists Russell Moses and Maureen Lander, graphic art by Jeffrey Harris, and Back Page artwork by John Pule and Gregory O'Brien. Poems: about the environment and related matters by, amongst others, Brian Turner, Richard Reeve, Vincent O'Sullivan, Christina Conrad, Karen Zelas, Holly Painter, Alice Miller, Joanna Aitchison, Reihana Robertson, Alistair Paterson, Ranui Taiapa, Ouyang Yu, Pat White, Leonard Lambert, David Howard, Stephanie Christie and Kate McKinstry. The Landfall Review: critical writing by C K Stead, Vincent O'Sullivan, Elizabeth Smither, Iain Sharp and more. . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Landfall 222 Christchurch & Beyond
    Landfall 222 Christchurch & Beyond
    ISBN: 9781877578410
    Title: Landfall 222 Christchurch & Beyond

    Post-earthquake work from Christchurch artists and writers. Special tribute to Allen Curnow on the centennial of his birth. Announces the winner of The Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry 2011. Announces and publishes the winner of the Landfall Essay Competition 2011. Art portfolios by Julia Morison and Miranda Parkes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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