In 'S Day' and Afterwards a fictional stroke victim shares her thoughts and feelings about language in general, her specific speech and language difficulties and the influence her condition has on her..
Taryn Cornick believes that the past is behind her - her sister's death by violence, and her own ill-conceived revenge. She has chosen to live a life more professional than personal. She has written a..
Here are the stories of eight women - doctors, nurses, cooks and cleaners at the heart of a hospital that connects them all in a city that could be anywhere. Inspired by Mira Harrison's experiences in..
Set in Ireland in a time of social and political upheaval, and in the shadow of The Famine. It follows the stormy relationship between Aisling who is wealthy and independent, and Aidan, who must someh..
Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this latest novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives. Life isn't always like it app..
This is the definitive collection of work by New Zealand's most distinguished poet. Throughout his lifetime, Allen Curnow revised, selected and collected his poetry in various ways. For the first time..
This handsome slipcase brings together the definitive biography and collected poems of Allen Curnow (1911-2001), widely recognised as one of the most distinguished poets writing in English in the seco..
when life gives you spoons, demand a refund, an inquiry when life gives you spoons, scoop the innards, carve a heart when life gives you spoons, collect a set Alzheimer's and a Spoon takes its readers..
The second rivetting installment in The Smuggler's Wife series by one of our leading historical novelists. She was Maori, aged anywhere between three and five years old. Her dirty, matted hair hung pa..
What could be worse, Matt Turner wonders, than having to leave your parents, friends and the buzz of big city life for a remote rural school that's so small it only has two classrooms, and two teacher..
ANCHOR STONE by Tony Beyer is "a significant book by a significant poet" (Mark Young). It includes several longer works & a significant proportion which deliberately address issues relevant to contemp..
Beginning with the return to Venice of an old and sick man determined to confront his past, and accompanied by his daughter who is escaping hers, The Antipodeans spans three generations of a New Zeala..
Are Friends Electric? is an audacious new work by the author of the prizewinning collection Graft. Helen Heath delves into liminal spaces, finding points of connection and revealing a complex and laye..
This is the work of a reflective and sensitive poetic talent: one run with gleaming wires of joy. In poems that gather together the vivid details of childhood memory, the surreal juxtapositions of li..
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 drownin..
In Aspiring Daybook, poet Annabel Wilson tells of a year in the life Elsie Winslow, who has just returned from Europe to Wanaka to take care of her terminally ill brother and finds herself thinking ab..
Many of the poems in Dunstan Ward's second collection are set in France, where he has lived since 1973. Some look back to his New Zealand childhood, others are aphoristic or commemorative. In his Land..
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 emotion..
Taukiri was born into sorrow. Aue can be heard in the sound of the sea he loves and hates, and in the music he draws out of the guitar that was his father's. It spills out of the gang violence that ki..
Tawera and his sister are inseparable, in a relationship that is impossible for others to share. In fact his whole whanau is bonded by secrets, a genealogy stitched together by shame, joy, love and so..
Now combined into a major TV drama, these two connected novels by award-winning writer Charlotte Grimshaw take an unflinching look at politics and power, contemporary New Zealand society and the arid ..
Barry Crump was one of New Zealand's most popular authors ever, selling over 1 million copies of his 24 books between the publishing of A Good Keen Man in 1960 through to his death in 1996. Though the..
From the author of the acclaimed The Wish Child comes something unexpected and fearless: a found novel. The Beat of the Pendulum is the result of one year in which Chidgey drew upon the language she e..
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..
Being Here is the first book to survey the entire span of Vincent O'Sullivan's poetry, from Bearings (1973) to new poems first published in this volume. On display is the full range of the wit, intell..
The timing for this book is perfect, as individuals navigate all manner of challenges in the world. Beloved is a book that you can keep beside your bed as a way to calm the mind and spirit when life f..
Set amidst the physical and psychological landscapes of New Zealand's southern hills and grasslands, Beneath Pale Water is a social realist and expressionistic novel that follows a triangle of three d..
Magazine editor Henry Calder's ordered life has unravelled. He's just been ousted from the glamorous job that gave his life meaning, and he lost his wife, Martha, less than a year ago. Then he meets M..