• Actresses
    Actresses
    They all met again at the Drama School Reunion: the Hollywood celebrity, the out-of-work soap star, the understudy, the Shakespearian hero. Thirty-six years ago, they dreamed of the great parts awaiting them. What they did not know was that the parts would soon dry up, for the actresses. Because they had stopped being young. But: once an actress, always an actress and on this hot, summer's day it becomes clear that age does not wipe out ambition. Or desire. Or memory. Or love. So when the Reunion culminates in an accusation of rape that dominates every newspaper in the country, the past – sweet, cruel, tragic – comes flooding back, and the actresses become the stars of the story. Perceptive, shocking, gripping and wise, this could only have been written by somebody who has been there.

    ISBN: 9781788544641
    Publication date: 01/03/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Ewing, Barbara
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Alexandrite
    Alexandrite
    The stone's colour-changing property is at the heart of the story and takes the characters on a voyage to discover how past events are intertwined with the present.

    The quest leads from World War One to the present day and from an English village to New Zealand farmland, to discover how past events are intertwined with the present. To unravel the mystery Pamela is forced to confront truths that shatter her beliefs about her family and their place in the world.

    The Alexandrite is a story of class conflict, hidden sins, and deceit.

    ISBN: 9780473483302
    Publication date: 09/08/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Jones, Dione
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • All this by Chance
    All this by Chance
    If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present.

    Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, with no memory of the Jewish family who sent their little girl to safety. When the couple emigrate, the peace they seek in New Zealand cannot overcome the past they have left behind.

    Following the lives of Eva, her daughter Lisa and her granddaughter Esther, All This by Chance is a moving multigenerational family saga about the legacy of the Holocaust and the burden of secrets never shared, by one of New Zealand's finest writers.

    ISBN: 9781776561797
    Publication date: 08/03/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: O'Sullivan, Vincent
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Alpha Night
    Alpha Night
    New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her breathtaking Psy-Changeling Trinity series with a mating that shouldn't exist . . .

    Alpha wolf Selenka Durev's devotion to her pack is equaled only by her anger at anyone who would harm those under her care. That currently includes the empaths who've flowed into her city for a symposium that is a security nightmare, a powder keg just waiting for a match.

    Ethan Night is an Arrow who isn't an Arrow. Numb and disengaged from the world, he's loyal only to himself. Assigned as part of the security force at a world-first symposium, he carries a dark agenda tied to the power-hungry and murderous Consortium. Then violence erupts and Ethan finds himself crashing into the heart and soul of an alpha wolf.

    Mating at first sight is a myth, a fairytale. Yet Selenka's wolf is resolute: Ethan Night, broken Arrow and a man capable of obsessive devotion, is the mate it has chosen. Even if the mating bond is full of static and not quite as it should be. Because Selenka's new mate has a terrible secret, his mind surging with a power that is a creature of madness and death . . .

    ISBN: 9781473228139
    Publication date: 18/02/2021
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Singh, Nalini
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Around Every Circle
    Around Every Circle
    Internationally recognised Graham Bennett is best known in Aotearoa New Zealand for the soaring Reasons for Voyaging outside Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna Waiwhetu, the Tribute to Firefighters using steel from the World Trade Center ruins, and major commissions at Gibbs Farm and at Connells Bay Waiheke Island. Especially prominent in Japan, he has also exhibited widely elsewhere: Korea, Hong Kong, New York, Spain and Australia. His works have featured on the cover of international sculpture publications. Bennett’s intricate sculptures speak not only to human invention, the history of voyaging, the need to find balance in our activities and the realities of science, but also the urgency of recognizing and responding to the warning signs of a growing global environmental catastrophe. Bennett’s striking sculptures sit atop an extensive and varied art practice embedded in drawing, printmaking, photography. He distils complex ideas by experimenting with scales that range from intimate to monumental, and calls on a variety of media and contemporary technologies. Three major essays by accomplished writers and five elegant image sequences give insight into the nature of his thinking and process, firmly based in Aotearoa New Zealand yet spanning the globe and half a century. Bennett adds personal insights in an absorbing behind-the-scenes account of the intertwining of art and life, ever changing, turning, moving forward.

    ISBN: 9780473504724
    Publication date: 30/10/2020
    Price: $85.00
    Author: Bennett, Graham
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Ash the Well and the Bluebell
    Ash the Well and the Bluebell
    Losing her daughter to the Christchurch earthquake sends Lily back to her childhood village in Northern England to scatter Charlie's ashes. It's a place of ghosts for Lily after the mysterious drowning of a school friend at the old village well - a tragedy somehow linked to the death of a local woman accused of witchcraft three hundred years earlier. Now Lily's back, she wants to find out what happened at the well and the truth behind the swift departure of her friend Israel. The Ash, the Well and the Bluebell spans three centuries and three countries, exploring the love and history that makes a community, and the hate and secrets that can destroy it.

    ISBN: 9780995119123
    Publication date: 09/08/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Arnold, Sandra
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Attraction
    Attraction
    The present reckons with the past in Attraction. Porter?s unnamed narrator is on a road trip between Auckland, Whangara and Levin with her friends Ashi and Ilana, haunted by the spectre of her emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend, her complicated family background and New Zealand?s colonial history. Jealousies intensify as the young women work out who they are and who they might become.

    ISBN: 9781925773552
    Publication date: 07/05/2019
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Porter, Ruby
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Beacon Project
    Beacon Project
    Nanotech entrepreneur Ryan Trishler and retired Soviet general Alexander Volkov come from very different worlds, yet both have survived the toughest of upbringings. And now each man understands something of the nature of military conflict: one using technology to avoid senseless deaths on the battlefield, the other profiting from wartime brutality wherever it happens. A searing indictment of the international arms trade and the political corruption that feeds it, The Beacon Project is both high-octane thriller and moving family drama, a story that shows the stark choices powerful men make, and the razor-thin line between good and evil.

    ISBN: 9780473464684
    Edition: 2
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Fraser, Toby
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Behind the Tattooed Face
    Behind the Tattooed Face
    A sweeping story of action and suspense, Behind the Tattooed Face presents the complex web of Maori belief, tribal rituals and discipline which existed at the time of the voyages of Captain James Cook. The story is set in the late 1700s, about 600 years after the great canoes from the Central Pacific had arrived in New Zealand. Here in the new land off the Canoe Coast, in what is now known as the Bay of Plenty, the people settled and prospered and here Maori society reached the zenith of its power and development. Then, as the people multiplied, the question of survival became inextricably interwoven with the concepts of mana and tribal honour. The delicately poised balance of power was easily upset so that bloody warfare, cannibalism and slavery prevailed.

    ISBN: 9780908561247
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Baker, Heretaunga Pa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Black and the White
    Black and the White
    The Black and the White is a new work – witty, fearless, formidably concise – from one of the most distinctive voices in New Zealand poetry.


    Geoff Cochrane is the author of seventeen collections of poetry, two novels, and Astonished Dice: Collected Short Stories (2014). In 2009 he was awarded the Janet Frame Prize for Poetry, and in 2010 the inaugural Nigel Cox Unity Books Award. Geoff received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award in 2014.

    ISBN: 9781776562152
    Publication date: 14/03/2019
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Cochrane, Geoff
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Boyfriend
    Boyfriend
    Erica is 17 and in her last year of high school. Donny is 42 and everywhere - in her yoga class, at German Club, in her parents' spare room . . . The story of a young woman who finds herself subject to the gravitational field of a charismatic man, The Boyfriend is a cautionary tale about blindly accepting traditional 'love' narratives. This clear-eyed, dismaying and often hilarious examination of sexual desire, trauma and growth is a remarkable debut and a perfect novel for our time.

    ISBN: 9781776562848
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Southgate, Laura
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Burning River
    Burning River
    In a radically changed Aotearoa New Zealand, Van's life in the swamp is hazardous. Sheltered by Rau and Matewai, he mines plastic and trades to survive. When a young visitor summons him to the fenced settlement on the hill, he is offered a new and frightening responsibility-a perilous inland journey that leads to a tense confrontation and the prospect of a rebuilt world.

    `Patchett's is an extraordinary imaginative achievement: an unsettlingly strange, and fully realised, narrative situation and world. I read The Burning River experiencing a mixture of intellectual exhilaration and emotional agitation of an intensity fiction has not produced in me for some time.'
    -Dougal McNeill

    ISBN: 9781776562237
    Publication date: 10/10/2019
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Patchett, Lawrence
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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