• Blood Ties
    Blood Ties
    Woven from the sharp and tensile strands of memory, many of the poems in this collection return to the primal pains of neglect and damage in childhood. Emotional memory is anchored in the specific detail of an era – the selection is laced with dreams of flight and memories of West Coast town rituals, places and people – and fans out to draw on local and international history, exploring with wit, anger, imagination and grief the ways in which Aotearoa still carries the wounds of colonisation and class. Confronting the ghosts of bereavement and loss, in this gripping and powerful collection Holman leads us from remembrance and elegy, in all their guises, to a kind of ‘spring of the soul’. Poetry and song have their own healing gifts: here, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman calls on their potency to set the mind free.

    ISBN: 9781927145883
    Publication date: 09/03/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Bone People
    Bone People
    Powerful and visionary, Keri Hulme has written the great New Zealand novel of our times. The Bone People is the story of Kerewin, a despairing part-Maori artist who is convinced that her solitary life is the only way to face the world. Her cocoon is rudely blown away by the sudden arrival during a rainstorm of Simon, a mute six-year-old whose past seems to hold some terrible trauma. In his wake comes his foster-father Joe, a Maori factory worker with a nasty temper. The narrative unravels to reveal the truths that lie behind these three characters, and in so doing displays itself as a huge, ambitious work that tackles the clash between Maori and European characters in beautiful prose of a heartrending poignancy.

    ISBN: 9780330485418
    Publication date: 09/11/2001
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Hulme, Keri
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Bonsai Best Small Stories from Aotearoa New Zealand
    Bonsai Best Small Stories from Aotearoa New Zealand
    ISBN: 9781927145982
    Publication date: 01/08/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Elvy, M/Mcmillan, F/Norcliffe, J
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Book Book
    Book Book
    As war is waged in the Middle East, a woman in New Zealand has her nose in a book. Kate is immersed in other battles, engrossed in eyewitness accounts of an earlier war in ancient Persia. She has grown up, left her Otago home and returned, and in all these years books have shaped her life and made sense of the world - offering mystery and solace, entertainment and enlightenment. In an evocative and moving mix of memoir and fiction, award-winning novelist Fiona Farrell writes of life from The Little Red Hen to Owls Do Cry, from T.S. Eliot to Aphra Behn. Frequently funny, always original, Book Book is another extraordinary offering from the author of The Hopeful Traveller.

    ISBN: 9781869416195
    Publication date: 03/09/2004
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Farrell, Fiona
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • 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
  • Breathing Tree New Poems
    Breathing Tree New Poems
    This collection offers 40 new poems from popular poet Apirana Taylor. Inspired by nature and mythology, he shifts his focus from the mundane to the mysterious, and with characteristic wit and intensity shares his delight and despair in what he discovers. Accessible and tender, but pulling no punches, his work assumes many forms and has been included in New Zealand schools' English curriculum.

    ISBN: 9781927145555
    Publication date: 30/09/2014
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Taylor, Apirana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Bug Week
    Bug Week
    A science educator in domestic chaos fetishises Scandinavian furniture and champagne flutes. A group of white-collar deadbeats attend a swinger’s party in the era of drunk Muldoon. A pervasive smell seeps through the walls of a German housing block. A seabird performs at an open-mic night.

    Bug Week is a scalpel-clean examination of male entitlement, a dissection of death, an agar plate of mundanity. From 1960s Wellington to post-Communist Germany, Bug Week traverses the weird, the wry and the grotesque in a story collection of human taxonomy.

    Airini Beautrais was born in Auckland in 1982. Her work has appeared in a range of journals and anthologies in Aotearoa and elsewhere. She is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Flow: Whanganui River Poems (VUP, 2017). Her first collection, Secret Heart (VUP, 2006), won the Jessie Mackay Award for First Book of Poetry at the 2007 NZ Book Awards. In 2016 she won the Landfall Essay Prize. She has also been a judge for a number of awards, including the 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards. She lives in Whanganui with her two sons and two cats.

    ISBN: 9781776563050
    Publication date: 10/09/2020
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Beautrais, Airini
    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
  • By Any Means
    By Any Means
    '...a triumph of gritty, page-turning, good old crime writing ...' M2 MAGAZINE Friday rush hour, Auckland city. A lone shooter fires across a packed street and kills a man. Detective Sergeant Sean Devereaux is assigned the case. He's not complaining--his Friday nights are seldom better spent. But the inquiry is not straightforward. Witness accounts are conflicting. The dead man appears to be an unintended victim, with the true target unknown. T hat's the least of Devereaux's worries, though. His current case load includes an investigation into the deaths of the wife and daughter of a wealthy finance company director. His examination has revealed the situation is far more complex than anticipated, casting real doubt upon the division of innocence and guilt. Devereaux's former colleague, John Hale, is in no position to help. Hale is occupied with his own pursuit of darkness, made all the more sinister by a dogged senior police officer determined to engineer his ruin. T ogether the two men hunt for the truth from those who pursue self-gain by any means.

    ISBN: 9781869508777
    Publication date: 05/08/2011
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Sanders, Ben
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Call Me Evie
    Call Me Evie

    'Almost nothing will turn out as it initially appears in this devastating novel of psychological suspense.' - Publishers Weekly, starred review.


    Meet Evie, a young woman held captive by a man named Jim in the isolated New Zealand beach town of Maketu. Jim says he's hiding Evie to protect her, that she did something terrible back home in Melbourne.

    In a house that creaks against the wind, Evie begins to piece together her fractured memories of the events that led her here.

    Jim says he's keeping her safe. Evie's not sure she can trust Jim, but can she trust her own memories?

    An incredible literary thriller for readers of bestsellers such as GONE GIRL, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP and GIRL ON THE TRAIN from an exciting new Australian voice.

    Praise for CALL ME EVIE:

    'a one-sitting kind of book, ideal for readers who enjoy fast-paced thrillers that keep them guessing' - Books+Publishing

    'the kind of novel that inserts itself into your mind and lingers for a long while' - Kill Your Darlings.

    'Literary suspense as dark and fresh as midnight in winter, with a merciless twist-of-the-knife finale. One of the most striking debuts I've read in years and years.' - AJ Finn, author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

    'Read this one with the lights on, and keep Pomare on your radar.' - Kirkus Reviews

    'Pick this one up when you have plenty of time as you're unlikely to put it down after a few pages.' - Daily Telegraph

    'It's a tight, compulsive, beautifully written thriller with echoes of Gillian Flynn, with characters that keep you guessing and a plot that keeps you turning the page' - Christian White, author of THE NOWHERE CHILD

    ISBN: 9781869714185
    Publication date: 27/08/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Pomare, J.P.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Carolines Bikini
    Carolines Bikini
    Caroline's Bikini is the tale of a classic love affair; a swirling cocktail of obsession and imagination.

    The moment that Evan Gordonstone - a successful middle-aged financier - meets Caroline Beresford - a glamorous housewife, hostess and landlady - he falls into unrequited love, a story as old as Western literature itself. Evan recounts the tale of his infatuation to his friend Emily, and thus begins a hypnotic series of conversations set against the backdrop of West London bars, fuelled in intensity by endless G&Ts. From the depths of midwinter to July's hot swelter, Evan's retelling of his passion for Caroline will take him to the brink of his own destruction.

    ISBN: 9780571339341
    Publication date: 06/06/2019
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Gunn, Kirsty
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Catching the Last Tram
    Catching the Last Tram
    Beth's commute could lead to love - unless mysterious forces win. After moving house, lonely librarian Beth meets Isaac - a handsome man with timeless manners - on her way to work. Sharing the same antiquated tram day after day, the pair become close and Beth suspects she's falling in love. But Isaac has a secret that threatens their budding romance. Something dark and as magical as the tram that picks her up every morning and evening. Why does he suddenly push her away? Is he lying when he says he doesn't care for her? How could she have got the signals so wrong? Then Isaac and the tram go missing and Beth begins to discover the truth. But it might be too late...

    ISBN: 9780473395100
    Publication date: 30/05/2017
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Holt, Susan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
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