A quirky and heart-warming novel about human relationships and a duck. 'As if it will make up for her loss, they bring Hannah a duckling to care for. They were well meaning, and it could have done the..
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 m..
'Enough,' the boy coughed as he and his father walked down the cobbled street. ;Enough,' the father said, and rested his hand on his son's shoulder. But the pleading in his voice and the darkness that..
In this new collection of poetry and short stories, beloved Pacific writer Serie Barford reflects on the entangled history of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Here peoples and cultures meet and in..
Kate awakes to find herself in an alien Timelock on another planet. She escapes with a baby and discovers that she is on the planet Cytrox, an alternative earth but with two moons and umfamiliar stars..
An American scientist discovers an asteroid made of magnetite will pass close enough to Earth to shift not just the magnetic north pole but the physical north pole as well - right into the heart of th..
Bradley is a middle-aged man trapped in middle-class New Zealand. He is in a job that he hates, working day after day to support his wife and two children. One day when it has all gets too much, Bradl..
Maddie Prescott is a fourteen year-old schoolgirl living on Waiheke Island with her Dad. She has no memories prior to her fourth birthday when her mother died. Maddi'es mother had built a gothic tower..
An excitingly contemporary and innovative blend of a beautifully written novel with pictures. Rudy is a successful architect, but life is not as happy as it should be. His work leaves him artistically..
Far from home, eight-year-old John Cameron Fraser watched his father ride away in 1842, leaving him alone in Ireland to grow up during the catastrophic potato famine and the plagues that followed. Joh..
A new collection of poetry by a self-confessed 'ranter', Fast Talker is energetic, contemporary, and filled with an emphatic, punchy political and social awareness. Some of the poems are indeed Egglet..
Snapshot reconstructions of life on Scotland's remote Kilda island -- ancestral home of McQueens -- open this tenth collection of poetry from Cilla McQueen. The spare life in the place of birds and s..
Janice at 18 is ambitious and has set her sights on a top degree in languages. When she finds she is pregnant Janice's world comes crashing down - for this is 1960s New Zealand, when to be single and ..
Theodore Tate returns in the latest thriller from bestselling international crime writer Paul Cleave. Back in the police force and with his wife Bridget out of hospital, Tate looks to be getting his l..
In a remote Sicilian mountain town, four women arrive at a cookery school, each at a turning point in their lives. Moll is a foodie and an exhausted working mum on the holiday of a lifetime. Tricia, a..
Arapera Blank was one of New Zealand's first bilingual poets and the first Maori writer to win a Katherine Mansfield Award in 1959. This extraordinary hard-cover book showcases her poetry, short ficti..
This story collection by Paula Morris roams the globe and ranges widely in subject matter. From Sunset Boulevard to the beaches of Auckland, from the Bund in Shanghai to the banks of the Danube, from ..
Dorothy Forrest is immersed in the sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment. From the age of seven, when her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies ..
A moving, compelling story about society and our reactions to difference, convincingly evoked, beautifully written. A young man is found unconscious in a remote forest. He is over seven feet tall, his..
At his coming of age, Thorvald learns a shocking secret and sets out on a perilous voyage in search of the father he has never known. His loyal shadow, Creidhe, daughter of a Wolfskin and a wise woman..
Francis Plug is a troubled and often drunk misfit who causes chaos and confusion wherever he goes - and where he most likes to go is to real author events, collecting signatures from the likes of Sal..
This collection includes 13 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 F..
When Johno comes out of prison, he resolves never to go back again. But his new life is not easy, especially as he soon finds himself in sole charge of his strange young son, Danny. Danny isn't the ki..
Rogelio Guedea is a Mexican poet, essayist, and novelist currently residing in New Zealand. His last book Driving a Trailer Truck (Random House Mondadori, 2008). was awarded the Silverio Ca±ada Prize ..
A French Wedding is a novel filled with love, lies, fights, friendship and feasts, which reads like a love triangle between The Big Chill, Chocolat and Les Petits Mouchoirs ("Little White Lies"). Max..