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Naturalist, The

A fascinating, moving novel based on the real life of Dr Ernst Dieffenbach: scientist, explorer, revolutionary, outcast. Dieffenbach arrived in New Zealand in 1839 as a naturalist. What he discovered ..

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Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths

From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of..

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Necessary Angel, The

Award-winning author C.K. Stead takes us to the heart of contemporary Paris and into a world of books and witty conversation. The Necessary Angel is a story of people grappling with love and fidelity;..

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Necessary Secrets

Spanning the four seasons of a year, Necessary Secrets tells the story of Dennis (Den) Sparks and his three adult children. Starting with Den contemplating his mortality on the day of his 70th birthda..

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New Ships, The

I think it's fair to say I was rewarded, praised, applauded, more than most fathers. Peter Collie is adrift in the wake of his wife's death. His attempts to understand the turn his life has taken lead..

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New Transgender Blockbusters

The dead should come back changed, or what's the point? Why do you hide your head beneath the bedclothes? Doesn't everyone name themselves? Is your house a bottle? Are you trapped in..

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New Zealand Wars Trilogy

Here for the first time in one volume, are Maurice Shadbolt's three best-selling and award-winning novels The House of Strife, Monday's Warriors and Season of the Jew. Together they comprise his New Z..

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Nice Morning for it, Adam

Nice morning for it, Adam continues and builds on the achievement of Vincent O'Sullivan's recent highly-regarded collections, Lucky Table and Seeing you Asked. These poems reveal a powerful intellect ..

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Night Fishing

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Night of All Souls, The

In this highly entertaining novel, Edith Wharton is variously reimagined- as a host in the afterlife, a historical figure in a modern novella, and as an elusive presence in the pages of her own writin..

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Nine Lives of Kitty K., The: The Unsung Heroine of the Goldfields

Set in a turbulent period of goldfields' history, "The Nine Lives of Kitty K." paints a vivid picture of pioneer life as told by the sons and daughters of those who lived it and survived the terrible ..

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No Man's Land

No Man's Land is a historical fantasy and a love story set in the golden plains of North Otago, in the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dorothea 'Tea' Gray joins the Land Service and is sent to w..

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No Traveller Returns: the selected poems of Ruth France

Ruth France published two collections of poetry in the 1950s and 1960s under the pseudonym Paul Henderson. A selection of these along with poems from a third collection, which remained in manuscript a..

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Nothing to See

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Nouns, Verbs, Etc.

One of New Zealand's most versatile writers, Fiona Farrell has published four collections of poetry over 25 years, from Cutting Out (1987) to The Broken Book (2011). Nouns, verbs, etc. collects the be..

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Nowhere is too far off

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On We Go

The book is developed from moments of intense connection with environments, landscapes and seasons, and the authors' shared understanding that simple but inspiring moments are a source of strength..

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Once Were Warriors

A New Zealand classic, this novel is a raw and powerful portrayal of Maori in New Zealand society. Alan Duff's groundbreaking first novel is one of the most talked-about books ever published in New Ze..

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Once Were Warriors

Alan Duff's groundbreaking first novel is one of the most talked about books ever published in New Zealand and now the basis of a major New Zealand film. This hard hitting story is a frank and uncompr..

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Ones Who Keep Quiet: A New Poetry Collection

The ones who keep quiet for the longest are the dead, yet there are echoes of them everywhere. A turn of the head brings a glimpse of a Victorian banker retrieving his top hat from the gutter. A walk ..

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Overkill

When the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, a small rural community is rocked by her tragic suicide. But all is not what it seems. Sam Shephard, sole-ch..

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Owls Do Cry: Text Classics

So the day promised fair, and the sea lay like a quilt with the waves tucked under, and the trees wavering like leafless water, cut to fit from a transparent block of blue air and frost. Owls Do Cry t..

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Parihaka Woman

Against the historical background of the turbulent events that surrounded the village of Parihaka in the 1870s and 1880s, Witi Ihimaera tells the fictional story of Erenora. Parihaka is a place she ca..

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Pearly Gates

This entertaining and insightful novel both skewers and celebrates small-town New Zealand. Pat `Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considerable satisfaction in his achieveme..

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People from the Pit Stand Up

his is the voice of someone who is both at home and not at home in the world. Sam Duckor-Jones's wonderfully fresh, funny, dishevelled poems are alive with art-making and fuelled by a hunger for intim..

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Pet: Stories

PET Noun: A tamed animal kept for companionship or pleasure; A person treated with special favour. Verb: Stroke or pat; Engage in erotic touching. Pet is a dark and humorous short story col..

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Playing God

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Plumb

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Poeta: Selected and New Poetry

Born in 1949, Bluff-based Cilla McQueen is one of New Zealand's best-loved poets. Poeta: Selected and New Poems brings together a definitive selection of her poetry spanning five decades, arranged by ..

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Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2020

Each year Poetry New Zealand, this country's longest-running poetry magazine, rounds up new poetry, reviews and essays, making it the ideal way to catch up with the latest poetry from both established..

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Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021

Each year Poetry New Zealand, this country's longest-running poetry magazine, rounds up important new poetry, reviews and essays, making it the ideal way to catch up with the latest poetry from both e..

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Potiki

In a small coastal community threatened by developers who would ravage their lands it is a time of fear and confusion - and growing anger. The prophet child Tokowaru-i-te-Marama shares his people's s..

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Poukahangatus

This collection speaks about beauty, activism, power and popular culture with compelling guile, a darkness, a deep understanding and sensuality. It dives through noir, whakama and kitsch and emerges d..

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Pounamu Pounamu

Pounamu Pounamu is classic Ihimaera. First published om 1972, it was immediately endorsed by Maori and Pakeha alike for its original stories that showed how important Maori identity is for all New Zea..

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Protection

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Pru Goes Troppo

Pru lives quietly but luxuriously on an estate in Canterbury. She has been married to Guy for a quarter of a century. She hasn't had sex for ten years. 'Why the hell do I live my life this way?' she s..

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Puna Wai Korero : An Anthology of Maori Poetry in English

In this pioneering anthology, two leading Maori poets and scholars collect together the major Maori poetic voices in English and let flow a wellspring of Maori poetry. From revered established writers..

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Purakau: Maori Myths Retold by Maori Writers

A lively, stimulating and engaging retelling of purakau - Maori myths - by contemporary Maori writers. Ka mua, ka muri . . . Ancient Maori creation myths, portrayals of larger-than-life her..

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Quiet People

Cameron and Lisa Murdoch are successful crime-writers. They have been on the promotional circuit, joking that no-one knows how to get away with crime like they do. After all, they write about it for a..

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Quiet Spectacular

Funny and moving, this novel subverts notions of 'man vs. wild' while showcasing women's strength and purpose, and the power of friendship and laughter. Loretta is a school librarian, who embarks on c..

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Radicals, The

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Rangatira

Auckland, June 1886. Ngati Wai chief Paratene Te Manu spends long sessions, over three long days, having his portrait painted by the Bohemian painter Gottfried Lindauer. Hearing of Lindauer's planned ..

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Ransack

In ransack, essa may ranapiri addresses the difficulty of assembling and understanding a fractured, unwieldy self through an inherited language - a language whose assumptions and expectations ultimate..

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Rat King Landlord

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Reading the Signs

The poems in Janis Freegard's new collection take their starting point from the poet's daily ritual of reading the tea leaves while writing in the Ema Saiko room in the Wairarapa. This leads to unexpe..

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Reed Warbler, The

And how could she go on living between two worlds, one she knew and understood but could no longer be in, and another that she was in but was not permitted to know? Pregnant after rape, seventeen..

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Remote Sympathy

Moving away from their lovely apartment in Munich isn't nearly as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind, and best..

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Ribbons of Grace

Ribbons of Grace is set in Arrowtown, a frontier town with an explosive mix of inhabitants, during the Otago goldrush of the 1860s. It focuses on the love affair between Ming Yuet, a young Chinese wom..

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Roderick Finlayson Reader, A

Roderick Finlayson (1904-1992) was one of the pioneering New Zealand writers who came to prominence in the 1930s. This selection of his fiction and non-fiction--some of it unpublished, much of it p..

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Saffron Runners, The

Afghanistan, 1827. Suleiman Farkhari stands in the carnage of his village. At twenty years old he is a man. Facing the west he roared: "I am Suleiman! Son of Sarwar. I take my birthright as Horse..

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