Gregory O'Brien's first collection of poems since Afternoon of an Evening Train (2005), Beauties of the Octagonal Pool is centred on the 'octagonal pool' of the Waitemata Harbour. In an eight-armed em..
Irreverent and streetwise prostitute Friday Woolfe is in London's notorious Newgate gaol, awaiting transportation. There, she meets three other girls: intelligent and opportunistic thief, Sarah Morgan..
'All of my best lines are accidents', Chris Price writes in this book, and proceeds to prove that she has the knack of putting herself in harm's way and the skill to build from there. Beside Herself p..
Two powerful men-one at the mercy of bipolar disorder, the other facing life imprisonment-struggle to regain their freedom. The life of Luke Powers has long been punctuated by abrupt changes in fortun..
This brand new collection of 28 short stories spans the length of Frame's career and contains some of the best she wrote. None of these stories have been published in a collection before, and more tha..
A bold exploration of the concept of mana, undertaken in resonant poetry and short prose pieces. Completed on the Michael King Writers' Centre Maori Writer's Residency 2011. Ben Brown (Ngati Paoa, Nga..
A suite of 14 poems, addressed to the poet's stepdaughters, asking, in the author's words, " [w]hat happens when puberty escapes the quarter-acre section, setting off through the rural hinter of New Z..
The night before Daisy dies in her hospice bed, Dorothy, her lifelong friend, witnesses her mysterious dying words. The meaning only becomes clear after reading Daisy's diaries, left to Dorothy in her..
Moving, insightful, lyrical and also at times very funny, this novel is a supple, disarmingly frank exploration of parenthood. Liam and Iris have one son: Billy, a bright toddler puddling about (...) ..
Stefanie Lash is a poet and archivist who lives in Wellington. Her poems have appeared in journals including Sport, Takahe and Turbine. An albino huia, a stranger in the attic and a pink-haired woman...
Breton Dukes stands in the great tradition of New Zealand writers - Frank Sargeson, Maurice Duggan, Owen Marshall - who have looked at men's lives. The portraits in Dukes' stories are searingly fresh,..
Birthright is the heart-stopping conclusion to T. K. Roxborogh's epic Banquo's Son series. Fleance, King of Scotland, has made a political marriage to Rachel, the sister of dead King Duncan. It may se..
A compelling novel about friendship, identity and love. One winter evening, Elias, a young artist, watches a woman move into his apartment building. After closing her door, however, she is not seen ag..
A compelling rural romance set in the rugged high country of New Zealand's South Island. Four generations of the Black family have farmed Blackpeak Station. Next in line, or so she believes, is Charlo..
A mother and daughter arrive at Blackpeak Vineyard in search of a new life and new love in this sizzling romance. Longing for a new life in the country, former television executive Lizzie Harrington s..
Loyalty, betrayal, murder...and merlot. Hidden away in a witness protection programme on an idyllic island vineyard in New Zealand, Vinnie Whitney-Ross could be forgiven for thinking he has escaped th..
Fleance is the new king of Scotland, but he is the ruler of a divided nation. Rebels who dispute his claim to the throne are raiding villages throughout the country, spreading uncertainty and terror. ..
It is the fourteenth century and Florence is a bustling city, generating considerable wealth from its thriving woollen cloth industry and famed banking houses. Curious, capable and determined, Cammill..
It was a man known as The Fisherman of Halicarnassus who invented the idea of the blue voyage. Exiled to the town of Bodrum in the 1920s, he used to go out sailing with the sponge divers, and soon rea..
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..
The Book of Fame won the Deutz Medal for Fiction in the 2001 Montana Book Awards and the Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize in 2003. In 1905 a motley group of young New Zealand rugby players sets out by s..
A classic novel following a real 19th century migration from Scotland to NZ via Nova Scotia and Australia. In 1853, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zea..
Using the extraordinary capacity of music to revive the places and people from our pasts, this poetic memoir springs from over 50 song titles or song lines and spans more than four decades. Laconic, w..
A brutal home invasion shocks the nation. A man is murdered, his wife bound, gagged and left to watch. But when Detective Sam Shephard scratches the surface, the victim, a successful businessman, is n..
Following the publication of his critically acclaimed Collected Poems, Peter Bland's new work has a startling freshness and immediacy. These poems celebrate a growing spiritual awareness of everyday l..
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 intensit..
"When the Captain find us stowaways and give us the choice between join the island or join the crew, all of us to a man cry island! island! So he put us ashore with a few provisions and a trypot and s..
A novel of love, lost memories and rediscovering dreams.On her thirty-second birthday, Rebecca is in high spirits. She adores her husband of seven years, Daniel, a successful musician. She is carving ..