• James Cook's New World #2
    James Cook's New World #2
    ISBN: 9781775540410
    Title: James Cook's New World #2
    Author: LAY GRAEME

    In the second instalment of Grame Lay's fictionalised account of Captain James Cook's life, JAMES COOK'S NEW WORLD imagines the astonishing second great voyage of discovery the great navigator made, including his exploration of the Southern Ocean, where he encountered the "ice mountains" that foretold the existence of a frozen continent at the bottom of the world. The author continues his examination of the relationship between James and his equally remarkable wife, Elizabeth, the woman he married when he was 34 and she 21, and by whom he had six children, all born while he was away at sea. Lay also brings to life the vexed relationship between Cook and his colleague, the botanist Joesph Banks. Cook's social and emotional opposite, Banks is by now famous and feted around England, but the demands he made forced the admiralty to deny him a place in Cook's second voyage. Meanwhile, our hero has been promoted to the rank of commander, and charged with finding the notional Terra Australis, or great southern land. It was one of the greatest expeditions ever undertaken in any age, vividly re-imagined in this remarkable novel

    Format: Trade paperback
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  • James K Baxter: Complete Prose
    James K Baxter: Complete Prose
    ISBN: 9781776560370
    Title: James K Baxter: Complete Prose
    Author: BAXTER JAMES K & WEIR JOHN ED

    James K. Baxter was a great twentieth-century poet. He once declared, ‘In contradiction . . . I was born.’ Sometimes at odds with God, often at odds with conventional society, he was at the same time a profoundly religious man and a fearless social critic who insisted that love and compassion were the only cure for society’s ills. His Complete Prose chronicles his life and times, his preferences and prejudices, his crises and turbulent occasions. Its contents are remarkable for their range, coherence and passionate integrity.

    This four-volume set contains over a million words, in the form of reviews, essays, lectures, journal articles, drafts and rough notes, meditations, fables, stories, a short novel, interviews, letters to the editor, correspondence with friends and critics, and diary entries, covering Baxter’s entire career, from his first draft of ‘Before Sunrise’ as a teenager in 1942 to his ‘Confession to the Lord Christ’ shortly before his death in 1972. Edited with scrupulous care by John Weir, Baxter’s friend and the foremost scholar of his work, it also includes an extensive introduction, notes and references, a glossary of Maori words and phrases, biographies of key people, an index and a bibliography. The Complete Prose is a testament to Baxter’s huge contribution to New Zealand literature, culture and society.

    4 hardback volumes with cloth spines presented in a box. Original paintings on box by Nigel Brown.

    Volume format: 152 x 232mm

    Vol. 1 – 776pp
    Vol. 2 – 712pp
    Vol. 3 – 584pp
    Vol. 4 – 592pp

    Total – 2662pp

    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $200.00
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  • Jerningham
    Jerningham
    ISBN: 9781988595139
    Title: Jerningham
    Author: SANDERS CHRISTINA

    “A spectacular debut that brings us an immersive, intelligent and well researched insight into the early days of New Zealand’s European settlement.” – Mandy Hager

    Edward Jerningham Wakefield was the wild-child of the Wakefield family that set up the New Zealand Company to bring the first settlers to this country. His story is told through the eyes of bookkeeper Arthur Lugg, who is tasked by Colonel William Wakefield to keep tabs on his brilliant but unstable nephew.

    As trouble brews between settlers, government, missionaries and Ma¯ori over land and souls and rights, Jerningham is at the heart of it, blurring the line between friendship and exploitation and spinning the hapless Lugg in his wake.

    Alive with historical detail, Jerningham tells a vivid and important story of Wellington’s colonial beginnings and of a charismatic young man’s rise and inevitable fall.

    Printing proudly sponsored by Wakefields Digital, Wellington.


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  • Johnson
    Johnson
    ISBN: 9780947493530
    Title: Johnson
    Author: PARKER DEAN

    I went to Crete looking for this woman, found her in Cairo, then spent the rest of the war trying to forget her. Then I did it all over again.

    Johnson had killed a man in the central North Island, got himself smuggled back to England on a freighter, taken off again, this time to Spain to fight in a war. Then he met Hilary. She was from New Zealand, from Wellington, brimming over with words: “The last thing I saw of New Zealand as our ship moved away from Port Nicholson, the last thing I saw was a newspaper drop from the hands of a fisherman sitting on the edge of the wharf. He’d fallen asleep. The newspaper fluttered down into the waters and drifted there with the day’s news from around the world. Hard to beat that as an image.”

    “I liked New Zealand,” Johnson said.

    The hero of John Mulgan’s Man Alone, often regarded as New Zealand’s first great novel, continues his drift through life, caught up now in the midnight of the twentieth century, fighting in the Spanish Civil War and the disastrous Greek campaign of 1941, in the even more disastrous defence of Crete, then behind enemy lines in the mountains in a war thick with duplicities. Finally he comes back to New Zealand to an industrial war, a solitary figure — but in his heart, no longer alone.

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  • Josephine's Garden
    Josephine's Garden
    ISBN: 9781760529833
    Title: Josephine's Garden
    Author: PARKYN STEPHANIE

    A captivating story of love, nature and identity in Napoleon's France

    Stephanie Parkyn is one very talented storyteller.' -Mrs B's Book Reviews France, 1794. In the aftermath of the bloody end to the French Revolution, Rose de Beauharnais stumbles from prison on the day she is to be guillotined. Within a decade, she'll transform into the scandalous socialite who marries Napoleon Bonaparte, become Empress Josephine of France and build a garden of wonders with plants and animals she gathers from across the globe. But she must give Bonaparte an heir or she risks losing everything. Two other women from very different spheres are tied to the fate of the Empress Josephine - Marthe Desfriches and Anne Serreaux. Their lives are put at risk as they each face confronting obstacles in their relationships and in their desire to become mothers. From the author of Into the World comes a richly imagined historical novel about obsession, courage, love and marriage. 'Enthralling novel, rich in historical detail ... Highly recommended.' -Good Reading on Into the World

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    Price: $33.00
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  • Jungle Rock Blues
    Jungle Rock Blues
    ISBN: 9780864736444
    Title: Jungle Rock Blues
    Author: COX NIGEL

    Raised by gorillas in the wild jungles of New Zealand, scarred in battles with vicious giant wetas, seduced by a beautiful young scientist, discovered by Memphis record producer Sam Phillips and adored by millions - the dirt-to-dreams life story of Caliban is as legendary as his 30 number one hits. That story came to a dramatic end in 1977 when Caliban took his own life. But now, in a sensational new development, a manuscript, written in old age by Caliban himself, has emerged which proves that his story didnÆt end there. At last we can know: why did he leave us? What did it all mean to him? And - for the first time - what did it feel like to be Caliban? 'Each new book from Nigel Cox is a surprise. But JUNGLE ROCK BLUES is a wild, slow-motion astonishment.' - Bill Manhire. Through its hypnotic fusing of two mythic lives this novel takes on some of the founding fables of our culture. In the guise of a joyous adventure story, it slyly poses questions about genius, fame, failure and love. From its boldly funny opening page, the novel re-imagines the facts, and from then on the reader surrenders to one of the most extraordinary narrators in our literature: speculative, sexy, outlandish and tender. In a pulpy world, JUNGLE ROCK BLUES rewrites the lyrics of the familiar, giving us a wondrous new song.

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  • Kindness of Your Nature
    Kindness of Your Nature
    ISBN: 9780143566069
    Title: Kindness of Your Nature
    Author: OLSSON LINDA

    Marion Flint lives alone on the wild west coast of New Zealand's North Island. One day she meets a small boy, Ika, On the empty, rugged beach, and an unlikely friendship begins between the Swedish doctor And The solemn child with webbed feet and a fear of being touched. As Marion's involvement with Ika deepens she is forced to revisit her own lonely childhood in Sweden, where neglect and a destructive home environment had deadly consequences. But Marion's most deeply buried hurt is that she had to lose the love of her life twice over. As Marion and Ika grow closer, both begin to learn that human closeness can heal as well as destroy, and when it looks like Ika might have to return to his dysfunctional family, Marion must fight for him to stay with her - for his sake and hers. Set on the desolate, moody coastline near Kawhia, this beautifully written and insightful novel paints a warm and sensitive portrait of the many forms love takes - the destructive, The forbidden and, ultimately, The healing.

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  • Lamplighter
    Lamplighter
    ISBN: 9780864739162
    Title: Lamplighter
    Author: BROWN KERRY DONOVAN

    Old World lamplighters once lit the streets of cities like Constantinople, Alexandria and Rome. In the countryside, in the new colonies, the Lamplighter doesn't light passages through the dark; he lights perimeters against it, and the wildernesses beyond. In the tiny South Island beach settlement of Porbeagle, Candle is apprentice to his grandfather, Ignis. But as the community prepares to celebrate the Lamplighter's retirement, old stories take on darker hues. If the origins of folklore are in a sunken history of violence and prejudice, what is the price of Candle's freedom? Inhabiting a luminous space between realism and parable, between an all-too-familiar contemporary New Zealand and a magical otherworld, LAMPLIGHTER is as captivating as it is unsettling. It is a remarkable debut from the winner of the 2012 Adam Prize.

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    Price: $28.00
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  • Landfall 238 Spring 2019
    Landfall 238 Spring 2019
    ISBN: 9781988531809
    Title: Landfall 238 Spring 2019
    Author: NEALE EMMA (EDITOR)

    "FEATURED ARTISTS: Nigel Brown, Holly Craig, Emil McAvoy. AWARDS & COMPETITIONS: Results from the Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry 2019, with judges report by Jenny Bornholdt; results and winning essays from the Landfall Essay Competition 2019, with judges report by Emma Neale; results from the Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2019, with judges report by Dinah Hawken. WRITERS: John Allison, Ruth Arnison, Emma Barnes, Pera Barrett, Nikki-Lee Birdsey, Anna Kate Blair, Corrina Bland, Cindy Botha, Liz Breslin, Mark Broatch, Tobias Buck, Paolo Caccioppoli, Marisa Cappetta, Janet Charman, Whitney Cox, Mary Cresswell, Jeni Curtis, Jodie Dalgleish, Breton Dukes, David Eggleton, Johanna Emeney, Cerys Fletcher, David Geary, Miriama Gemmell, Susanna Gendall, Gail Ingram, Sam Keenan, Kerry Lane, Peter Le Baige, Helen Lehndorf, Kay McKenzie Cooke, Kirstie McKinnon, Zoë Meager, Lissa Moore, Margaret Moores, Janet Newman, Rachel ONeill, Claire Orchard, Bob Orr, Jenny Powell, Nina Mingya Powles, Lindsay Rabbitt, Nicholas Reid, Jade Riordan, Gillian Roach, Paul Schimmel, Derek Schulz, Michael Steven, Chris Stewart, Robert Sullivan, Stacey Teague, Annie Villiers, Janet Wainscott, Louise Wallace, Albert Wendt, Iona Winter. REVIEWS: Landfall Review Online: books recently reviewed, Shef Rogers on The Travels of Hildebrand Bowman, ed. Lance Bertelsen, Steve Braunias on Ghost South Road by Scott Hamilton, Elizabeth Smither on James K. Baxter: Letters of a poet, ed. John Weir, Michael Steven on The Moon in a Bowl of Water by Michael Harlow, Keeping a Grip by Kevin Ireland, and One Hundred Poems and a Year by Bob Orr, Mark Broatch on Pearly Gates by Owen Marshall, Jocelyn Harris on The Political Years by Marilyn WaringDavid Eggleton on Frances Hodgkins, eds Catherine Hammond and Mary Kisler Anahera Gildea on Pūrākau, eds Witi Ihimaera and Witi Hereaka. Published with the assistance of Creative New Zealand"

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  • Lazy Boys
    Lazy Boys
    ISBN: 9781593761233
    Title: Lazy Boys
    Author: SHUKER CARL

    Carl Shuker's protagonist, Richard Sauer, heads off to college for no reason other than to escape the stultifying normalcy of his middle-class family in Timaru, New Zealand. He may appear ordinary in his aimlessness, mangling his way through his first year in college, but his bonging and banging, his anger and rage, take a brutal turn at an out-of-control dorm party which lands Richey in front of the disciplinary committee with a sexual harassment charge. Dropping out of school before he's thrown out, Richey and his housemates Matt, Nick, and Ursula begin a freefall that forces Richey to face his most destructive desires.

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  • Liminal Space
    Liminal Space
    ISBN: 9781775506188
    Title: Liminal Space
    Author: MCRAE JACQUIE

    In a small village, there are whispers in the market square that William is not who he says he is. They say he skinny-dips and talks to trees. He was once a doctor, but now he only prescribes books - for Emily, Marco and James, whose lives have become entangled with his. Emily is in a troubled relationship and has spent most of her life sheltering in the library. James is coming undone as he struggles to live up to his father's expectations. While Marco, who measures his self-worth by the size of his bank account, has returned to the village with nothing. They have all been thrown into a liminal space and can no longer stay as they are. This is a tale about the power of stories - especially the ones we tell ourselves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Lonely Asian Woman
    Lonely Asian Woman
    ISBN: 9780473470326
    Title: Lonely Asian Woman
    Author: LAM SHARON

    Lonely Asian Woman is the debut novel of Sharon Lam. It ruthlessly skews stereotypes of Asian-New Zealanders at the same time as it offers a fantastical Wellington-centric bildungsroman.

    The novel is set in contemporary Wellington and follows Paula, a lazy young woman who is stuck in a rut. Deep in stagnation, the sight of a spam ad for ‘lonely Asian women looking for fun’ becomes a moment of profound realisation that she, too, is but a lonely Asian woman looking for fun. Paula's new outlook leads her to shoplift a cheesecake-laden supermarket trolley. The trolley contains an unexpected attachment. Lonely Asian Woman is not the story of a young woman coming to her responsibilities in the world. Instead, Lam defies the expected and leads the reader and her characters to a deft climax against the grain of the titular lonely Asian woman.

    Sharon Lam was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and the UK. She has masters degrees in both creative writing and architecture from Victoria University of Wellington. She began writing as a staff writer for Salient, The Pantograph Punch, Starling, Headland, and Turbine Kapohau, amongst others. Her work has been read on Radio New Zealand, appeared in a vending machine, and she has appeared at the NZ Writers and Readers Festival and Litcrawl.

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  • Long Hot Summer
    Long Hot Summer
    ISBN: 9780864733719
    Title: Long Hot Summer
    Author: ANDERSON BARBARA


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  • Loop Tracks
    Loop Tracks
    ISBN: 9781776564255
    Title: Loop Tracks
    Author: ORR SUE

    It’s 1978: the Auckland abortion clinic has been forced to close and sixteen-year-old Charlie has to fly to Sydney, but the plane is delayed on the tarmac. It’s 2019: Charlie’s tightly contained Wellington life with her grandson Tommy is interrupted by the unexpected intrusions of Tommy’s first girlfriend, Jenna, and the father he has never known, Jim. The year turns, and everything changes again.

    Loop Tracks is a major New Zealand novel, written in real time against the progress of the Covid-19 pandemic and the New Zealand General Election and euthanasia referendum.

    ‘Loop Tracks is an urgent and unexpected novel about freedom and responsibility – about a woman forced to wear her solitary and unsupported choice as a puzzling mistake, and about the very present past that she must face to help her family and herself.’ —Elizabeth Knox

    ‘This fictional inter-generational story will speak to a wide readership about the choices that are important for our future.’ —Dame Margaret Sparrow

    Format: Paperback
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  • Lovestruck
    Lovestruck
    ISBN: 9781489284174
    Title: Lovestruck
    Author: SELL BRONWYN

    A clever, heartfelt romantic comedy about a charming family who live in the most romantic place on earth but can't catch a break when it comes to love. For fans of Marian Keyes, Star-Crossed and Offspring.

    When a romantically challenged family gather at their Whitsundays resort for their first wedding in decades, Amy 'stuck in the friend zone' Lowery realises that her single tango-dancing mum and besotted groom-to-be dad have hotter love lives than she does.

    But when she locks eyes with an alluring stranger, The Pull in her chest is undeniable. And the look in Josh Brennan's eyes definitely says 'more than friends' - but not in the way she hopes.

    Loner Josh is ecstatic to meet his witty stepsister-to-be and stoked that the union of their two dads comes with the lively (if chaotic) family he's always wanted. No way will he admit to an inconvenient attraction to his insta-sister - not even to himself.

    Elsewhere on the island, resident nice guy Harry is absolutely not going to fall for smart and sexy jilted bride Sophia, who is locked in the honeymoon villa trying to kickstart Operation Get Your Life Together. But a harmless flirtation never hurt anyone - right?

    Throw in some sharp-witted siblings, a bevy of naval officers and a meddlesome gran determined to see at least one of her descendants happily wed, and the scene is set for a perfect storm that will leave no heart unscathed...

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  • Lullaby Beach
    Lullaby Beach
    ISBN: 9780349012391
    Title: Lullaby Beach
    Author: DUFFY STELLA


    No more days, no more times, no more tides. No more secrets.

    A compelling novel about family secrets and the legacy of trauma, set against the changing fortunes of an English seaside town, from award-winning writer Stella Duffy.

    When Lucy discovers the body of her great aunt Kitty, with a puzzling note and empty pill bottles by her bed, she can't believe that the formidable woman who held her family together is gone - or understand why she has taken her own life.

    Lucy is determined to decipher Kitty's final message. What she finds will overturn everything she thought she knew about her family.

    Lullaby Beach takes the reader on a journey through three generations of a complicated, close-knit clan whose joys and misfortune track many of the most pressing conflicts and concerns of post-war Britain, from the promise and hypocrisies of 1950s London to the political divides and risky freedoms of the present day.

    Told with the warmth, generosity and fierce passion which has won Stella Duffy so much praise over her career, Lullaby Beach is a brilliant story of loss and love, revenge and redemption.



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  • Luminaries
    Luminaries
    ISBN: 9780864739889
    Title: Luminaries
    Author: CATTON ELEANOR

    Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize.

    It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

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  • Machete & the Ghost
    Machete & the Ghost
    ISBN: 9781988516646
    Title: Machete & the Ghost
    Author: GRIFFIN JAMES, KIGHTLEY OSCAR

    Lelei Lelei Jnr (aka Machete) and Neil Turnbull (aka The Ghost) came from very different backgrounds but when they eventually found each other they became the 2nd five/centre combination that ruled world rugby. On the pitch they were an unorthodox and mostly unstoppable team. On their day, when they were on the same wavelength, they were world beaters and very possibly the two best All Blacks ever to play in their positions. Then there were the days -- on and off the pitch -- when they were like fire and ice. Theirs was a passionate friendship/kinship/borderline love affair. Sometimes they were of one mind, other times they would do things so stupid it was like they had only one mind between them. Needless to say, trouble had a way of finding them, following them and even moving in to the spare room for a while. Machete & The Ghost is the book that charts the careers of the two greatest All Blacks who never existed. It chronicles their mythical on-field achievements; tells invented stories about the behind-the-scenes goings on of professional rugby; and also makes up their troubles and triumphs off the field, in their tabloid-worthy private lives. This is the book that takes all the tropes you've read in every other rugby biography and twists and turns them for shameless comedic benefit. Machete & The Ghost -- totally made up, but by people who know and love the game of rugby enough to make all the bullshit sound entirely plausible.

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  • Mage's Blood #1 Moontide Quartet
    Mage's Blood #1 Moontide Quartet
    ISBN: 9781780871974
    Title: Mage's Blood #1 Moontide Quartet
    Author: HAIR DAVID

    Most of the time the Leviathan Bridge lies deep below the sea, but every twelve years, when the tides sink and the Moontide comes, it is revealed - linking Eastern and Western continents. At first, traders went back and forth across the bridge, but then the Rondian Empire - hell bent on ruling the East - sent its first two Crusades, and its mage-led armies pillaged their way across the new world. Now the Third Crusade is mustering, and this time the peoples of the East will fight back. But for all these massing powers, it is three ordinary people - a failed mage, a market girl and a jaded mercenary - who will determine the fate of the world.

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  • Man Alone
    Man Alone
    ISBN: 9780143020011
    Title: Man Alone
    Author: MULGAN JOHN


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  • Man Alone
    Man Alone
    ISBN: 9781776564156
    Title: Man Alone
    Author: MULGAN JOHN

    Man Alone is one of the foundation stones of New Zealand literature. Almost all copies of the first edition, published in England in 1939, were destroyed in the Blitz. When it was republished in New Zealand in 1949, after the author's suicide in Cairo in 1945, the publisher Paul's Book Arcade made a number of changes for unknown reasons. This edition restores John Mulgan's original text for the first time. Johnson, an English WWI veteran, comes to New Zealand to find a new life. In Auckland he is caught up in the Great Depression riots, and heads south to the central North Island, where he work as a farm hand. An affair with his boss's wife and the accidental killing of his boss cause him to flee across rough hill country, and by the end of the novel he is contemplating leaving the country to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Man Alone is a portrait of an existential loner, and a testament to the necessity of comradeship in times of hardship.

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  • Man Who Would Not See
    Man Who Would Not See
    ISBN: 9780143771784
    Title: Man Who Would Not See
    Author: CHAKRABORTI RAJORSHI

    When family suddenly becomes your greatest challenge, mystery, rediscovery.

    As children in Calcutta, Ashim and Abhay made a small mistake that split their family forever. Thirty years later, Ashim has re-entered his brother's life, with blame and retribution on his mind. It seems nothing short of smashing Abhay's happy home will make good the damage from the past.

    At least, this is what Abhay and his wife Lena are certain is happening. A brother has travelled all the way from small-town India to New Zealand bearing ancient - and false - grudges, and with the implacable objective of blowing up every part of his younger brother's life. Reconciliation was just a Trojan horse.

    But is Ashim really the villain he appears to be, or is there a method to his havoc?

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  • Manger, the Mikdash & the Mosque
    Manger, the Mikdash & the Mosque
    ISBN: 9780995133600
    Title: Manger, the Mikdash & the Mosque
    Author: MCGILL DAVID

    1975 Former detective and spy-catcher Dan Delaney and his West Auckland family are on a visit to the Holy Land which goes horribly wrong from the moment they land at Ben-Gurion Airport. A plot is underway to desecrate the most sacred sites and incite conflict between the three great religions whose worship centres on a small area of inner Jerusalem. The Israeli authorities are determined at any cost to prevent another terrorist outrage such as that at Ben-Gurion Airport concourse a few years before, or worse, the recent surprise Yom Kippur attack that threatened the nation’s survival. Old enemies have put Delaney’s family in the crosshairs of their planned outrages.

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  • Mannequin Makers
    Mannequin Makers
    ISBN: 9781571311276
    Title: Mannequin Makers
    Author: CLIFF CRAIG

    Playfully literate and strikingly original, an unforgettable debut novel about art, imitation, and obsession.

    Excitement is rare in the small town of Marumaru, New Zealand. So when a young Maori man arrives on the morning train one day in 1903--announcing the imminent visit of a famous strongman--the entire town turns out to greet him, save one. Colton Kemp, a department store window-dresser, is at home, watching his beloved wife die in premature childbirth. Tormented by grief, he hatches a plan to make his name and thwart his rival, the silent and gifted Carpenter: over the next sixteen years he will raise his newborn twins in secrecy and isolation, to become human mannequins in the world's most lifelike window display.

    The Mannequin Makers is an adventure-filled and thoroughly delightful yarn, introducing one of international literature's most promising young talents to American audiences.

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  • March of the Foxgloves
    March of the Foxgloves
    ISBN: 9780473365820
    Title: March of the Foxgloves
    Author: HAY KARYN

    A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation. From award-winning writer, Karyn Hay, The March of the Foxgloves promises to be essential summer reading. LONDON, 1893, and Frances Woodward is tormented by the restrictions of her puritanical father and the cruelties of 19th century narcissist, Benedict Hunt. Having meted out a particularly creative form of revenge upon Hunt, Frances transcends the social norms of the late-Victorian era and travels alone to the far-flung colony of New Zealand, where she is forced to look beyond the establishment life seemingly pre-ordained for her. Falling in with other artists and non-conformists, and inspired by the revolution in thinking brought about by heroic literary figures and social reformers of the time, Frances forges a new path of her own making

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  • Melt
    Melt
    ISBN: 9780473470531
    Title: Melt
    Author: MURRAY JEFF

    This novel is an urgent, crushing observation of adaptation and exclusion amidst preparation to settle Antarctica as climate destruction starts to bite. New Zealand in 2048, gateway to the melting continent, is thrust into the centre of the climate crises. Vai Shuster, the Advocate of a tiny, broken island, must find a place for her community in a world that's not sure it needs the poor.

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  • Meltwater
    Meltwater
    ISBN: 9780473472313
    Title: Meltwater
    Author: ASHMORE SUZANNE

    `Meltwater' is a homage to the power of storytelling. Of a woman's unique journey to find her `self'. A journey made difficult by the fact that Elizabeth has thirteen different `selves,' all part of her, all created to bury shocking memories of abuse. Related with evocative immediacy, narrator Beatrice, uncovers stories from Elizabeth's early life, traversing moody, physical and emotional landscapes. Vivid and visual vignettes are set against the brooding backdrop of the Southern Alps, the brittle cold of the Central Plateau and the volatile, volcanic slopes of Mt Taranaki, to where Elizabeth finally escapes, hoping for a new start. But once there, disquieting incidents shatter her mind, forcing interim asylum care. A place of silence, sorrow and loss. Even so, after leaving hospital and ultimately achieving the stability she desires, unsettling shadows still infiltrate the present. With therapist guidance, Elizabeth must choose, leave her story suspended in a glacial state, or make the torturous journey with her alters to the tower of forgotten memories. She has no choice; with that first step, her story, frozen in time has begun to melt. There is no turning back. Yet, an ultimate mystery persists and Elizabeth is haunted by this unknowing. Will the final story free her? Poignant, cruel, chilling, yet life affirming, written with lyrical, edgy grace.


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  • Milk Island
    Milk Island
    ISBN: 9730473397949
    Title: Milk Island
    Author: THOMAS RHYDIAN

    ?A freelance farming journalist travels south with the Press Gallery on a behind-the-scenes tour of New Zealand's reconstructed South Island.
    A new inmate inside Christchurch Men's dairying prison wails a tale of blood and milk to the interactive avatar of comedian Billy T James.
    A private agri-prison operator juggles two escapees and a political hit, with far too much of her money and pride riding on a prison fight.
    A rogue Twitter account wanders the wilderness of Milk Island, reporting on environmental collapse under accusations of domestic terrorism.

    ?As the 2023 New Zealand election approaches, four cruel and unusual stories expose the inner workings at the heart of Milk Island (former South Island) where a fifth-term Government's legacy project is going very well or very poorly, depending on who you ask. On Milk Island, patriotism and prosperity trumps all else and life matters very little unless you're Milky Moo, the nation's favourite cow.
    Milk Island is the absurd and unhelpful first novel by Wellington-based writer Rhydian Thomas. It is 100% pure fiction.

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  • Milk Island
    Milk Island
    ISBN: 9780473397944
    Title: Milk Island
    Author: THOMAS RHYDIAN

    ?A freelance farming journalist travels south with the Press Gallery on a behind-the-scenes tour of New Zealand's reconstructed South Island.
    A new inmate inside Christchurch Men's dairying prison wails a tale of blood and milk to the interactive avatar of comedian Billy T James.
    A private agri-prison operator juggles two escapees and a political hit, with far too much of her money and pride riding on a prison fight.
    A rogue Twitter account wanders the wilderness of Milk Island, reporting on environmental collapse under accusations of domestic terrorism.

    ?As the 2023 New Zealand election approaches, four cruel and unusual stories expose the inner workings at the heart of Milk Island (former South Island) where a fifth-term Government's legacy project is going very well or very poorly, depending on who you ask. On Milk Island, patriotism and prosperity trumps all else and life matters very little unless you're Milky Moo, the nation's favourite cow.
    Milk Island is the absurd and unhelpful first novel by Wellington-based writer Rhydian Thomas. It is 100% pure fiction.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Mistake
    Mistake
    ISBN: 9781776562145
    Title: Mistake
    Author: SHUKER CARL

    Elizabeth Taylor is a surgeon at a city hospital, a gifted, driven and rare woman excelling in a male-dominated culture.

    One day, while operating on a young woman in a critical condition, something goes gravely wrong.

    A Mistake is a compelling story of human fallibility, and the dangerous hunger for black and white answers in a world of exponential complication and nuance.


    ‘You’d think Carl Shuker couldn’t get any better, but A Mistake is the novel at its visceral and emotional best. This is the most compelling book I’ve read in years. It pulls you along at breakneck speed through questions of failure, exposure and manners. Shuker reinvents the form with every novel and A Mistake is a masterpiece which feels more like a body than a book – the life pumps and glugs and flexes inside its pages.’ —Pip Adam


    Cover design: Keely O’Shannessy


    Carl Shuker is a former editor at the British Medical Journal and the author of four novels – The Method Actors (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2005), winner of the Prize in Modern Letters in 2006; The Lazy Boys (Counterpoint, 2006); Three Novellas for a Novel (2008; Mansfield Road Press, 2011) and Anti Lebanon (Counterpoint, 2013). He lives in Wellington with his wife and two children.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Mister Pip
    Mister Pip
    ISBN: 9780143008965
    Title: Mister Pip
    Author: JONES LLOYD

    Shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize.

    Lloyd Jones' novel is set mainly in a small village on Bougainville, a country torn apart by civil war. Matilda attends the school set up by Mr Watts, the only white man on the island. By his own admission he's not much of a teacher and proceeds to educate the children by reading them Great Expectations. Matilda falls in love with the novel, strongly identifying with Pip. The promise of the next chapter is what keeps her going; Pip's story protects her from the horror of what is happening around her - helicopters menacing the skies above the village and rebel raids on the ground. When the rebels visit the village searching for any remaining men to join their cause, they discover the name Pip written in the sand and instigate a search for him. When Pip can't be found the soldiers destroy the book. Mr Watts then encourages the children to retell the story from their memories. Then when the rebels invade the village, the teacher tells them a story which lasts seven nights, about a boy named Pip, and a convict . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • More Miracle Than Bird
    More Miracle Than Bird
    ISBN: 9781947793767
    Title: More Miracle Than Bird
    Author: MILLER ALICE

    On the eve of World War I, twenty-one-year-old Georgie Hyde-Lees--on her own for the first time--is introduced to the acclaimed poet W. B. Yeats at a soirée in London. Although Yeats is famously eccentric and many years her senior, Georgie is drawn to him, and when he extends a cryptic invitation to a secret society, her life is forever changed.&
    A shadow falls over London as zeppelins stalk overhead and bombs bloom against the skyline. Amidst the chaos, Georgie finds purpose tending to injured soldiers in a makeshift hospital, befriending the wounded and heartbroken Lieutenant Pike, who might need more from her than she is able to give. At night, she escapes with Yeats into a darker world, becoming immersed in the Order, a clandestine society where ritual, magic, and the conjuring of spirits is practiced and pursued. As forces--both of this world and the next--pull Yeats and Georgie closer together and then apart, Georgie uncovers a secret that threatens to undo it all.


    In bright, commanding prose, debut author Alice Miller illuminates the fascinating and unforgettable courtship of Georgie Hyde-Lees and W. B. Yeats. A sweeping tale of faith and love, lost and found and fought for, More Miracle than Bird ingeniously captures the moments--both large and small--on which the fates of whole lives and countries hinge.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Mortal Fire
    Mortal Fire
    ISBN: 9781877579530
    Title: Mortal Fire
    Author: KNOX ELIZABETH

    When sixteen-year-old Canny of the Pacific island, Southland, sets out on a trip with her stepbrother and his girlfriend, she finds herself drawn into enchanting Zarene Valley where the mysterious but dark seventeen-year-old Ghislain helps her to figure out her origins.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Mutuwhenua
    Mutuwhenua
    ISBN: 9780143019329
    Title: Mutuwhenua
    Author: GRACE PATRICIA

    This is the story of Ripeka, who leaves her extended family and its traditional lifestyle to marry Graeme, a Pakeha schoolteacher. In the strange world of the city, Ripeka discovers that she cannot make the break with her whanau and that the old ways are too strong. Patricia Grace s first novel is a powerful, moving story of contrasts - between light and darkness, old and new, young and old, and Maori and Pakeha.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • My Name Was Judas
    My Name Was Judas
    ISBN: 9780099501381
    Title: My Name Was Judas
    Author: STEAD C K

    We all know the story of Jesus told by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, but what about the version according to Judas? Judas's name became synonymous with betrayer, but is that how he saw himself? In this witty, original and teasingly controversial account, some forty years after the death of Jesus, Judas finally tells the story as he remembers it. Looking back on his childhood and youth from an old age the gospel writers denied him, Judas recalls his friendship with Jesus; their schooling together; their families; the people who would go on to be disciples and followers; their journeys together and their dealings with the powers of Rome and the Temple. His is a story of friendship and rivalry, of a time of uncertainty and enquiry, a testing of belief, endurance and loyalty. With his richly painted backdrop of ancient Palestine, Stead goes beyond the boundaries of the story known to us all and convincingly enters the mind of one of its key players. This bold novel, with its wonderfully clear narrative prose, is fresh, provocative and compelling.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley
    Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley
    ISBN: 9781776560479
    Title: Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley
    Author: MCLAUCHLAN DANYL

    A returning hero.

    A desolate valley.

    A missing mathematician.

    A glamorous and beguiling council bureaucrat with a hidden past.

    A cryptic map leading to an impossible labyrinth.

    An ancient conspiracy; an ancient evil.

    A housing development without proper planning permission.

    All leading to the most mysterious mystery of all.

    Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley is a dark and forbidding new comic farce by the author of Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley.

    ‘Aro Comic Noir just may become a literary cult of its own.’ —David Hill, NZ Herald



    DANYL [it’s pronounced Dan-ill] MCLAUCHLAN was born in Wellington in 1974. He studied at Victoria University, and worked and travelled in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, before he returned to Wellington where he works as a biologist. This is his second book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Nailing Down the Saint
    Nailing Down the Saint
    ISBN: 9780143773740
    Title: Nailing Down the Saint
    Author: CLIFF CRAIG

    Hollywood, fatherhood, levitation. This smart, funny, thought-provoking novel is full of surprises.

    Duncan Blake is a Kiwi filmmaker whose move to LA has not gone to plan. After a series of setbacks, he's working at a chain restaurant, his marriage is on shaky ground after a porn-related faux pas and his son won't stop watching Aladdin.

    When Duncan gets the chance to scout locations for a fated director's biopic of Saint Joseph of Copertino, it's the lifeline he's been searching for. But in Italy, in the footsteps of the seventeenth-century levitator, he must confront miracles, madness and the realities of modern movie making.

    A novel about the pursuit of dreams, the moral calculus this entails, and the possibility that the rational, materialist worldview isn't all it's cracked up to be.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Nam Legacy
    Nam Legacy
    ISBN: 9780473395209
    Title: Nam Legacy
    Author: BRUNGAR CAROLE

    The Nam Legacy is an epic love story set during the 60's and 70's. When the Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane drove parents crazy, teenagers found sexual freedom and peace slogans covered placards. When the Vietnam War abducted the nation's young men and sent them to fight in New Zealand's most controversial campaign.

    After eighteen months in Vietnam, New Zealand soldier Jack Coles thought killing others to stay alive would be the hardest thing he would ever have to live with. He was wrong.

    Although the nightmare of what he saw and did haunt him constantly, what tortures him the most is what he has left behind.

    'Not everyone who lost his life in Vietname died there, not everyone who came home from Vietname ever left there.'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Nancys
    Nancys
    ISBN: 9781760879624
    Title: Nancys
    Author: MCDONALD R W R

    A schoolgirl and her uncle and his boyfriend have two weeks to solve a murder in a small town style forgot...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Necessary Secrets
    Necessary Secrets
    ISBN: 9781988516639
    Title: Necessary Secrets
    Author: MCGEE GREG

    Spanning the four seasons of a year, "Necessary Secrets" tells the story of Dennis (Den) Sparks and his three adult children. Starting with Den contemplating his mortality on the day of his 70th birthday, the year ahead is told from four different points of view. A searing picture of NZ society today, the family deals with love, loss, financial struggles, drugs, domestic violence, and all the issues that Kiwis deal with daily. As he has done in his plays and his screen-writing, McGee turns a spotlight on the relationships and social issues of New Zealanders while making for an entertaining read.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
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