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The Absolute Book

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..

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The Artist *Ockham 2024 Longlist*

In a Southern land, where the veil of time and space has worn thin, twins with otherworldly ways are born to a stone carver and his wife. As they grow into themselves, the landscape and its histories ..

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The Axeman's Carnival *Winner Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction Ockham 2023*

Everywhere, the birds: sparrows and skylarks and thrushes, starlings and bellbirds, fantails and pipits - but above them all and louder, the magpies. We are here and this is our tree and we're staying..

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The Beautiful Afternoon

In The Beautiful Afternoon, award-winning poet and short-story writer Airini Beautrais plumbs history, literature, Star Wars, sea hags, beauty products, tarot, swimwear, environmentalism and pole danc..

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The Bone People (Booker Prize Winner 1985)

"The Bone People" is a love story. It begins when a mute six-year-old, full of blasting hurt and strange charm, wanders off the beach and into the home of a despairing artist. Kerwin has given up ever..

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The Bone Tree

The story of two brothers, born and raised in the shadow of Taranaki Maunga, by 'one of Aotearoa's finest writers' (NZ Listener). Kauri and Black's mum has been gone six months now. Their d..

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The Call

After surviving a brutal attack, Auckland cop DS Honey Chalmers has returned to her hometown to care for her mother. The remote coastal settlement of Waitutu holds complicated memories for Honey, not ..

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The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALI SMITH Katherine Mansfield's clear, sparkling and perceptive short stories revolutionized the genre, and this collection represents the whole range of her writing. Movi..

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The Cuban Daughter

Havana, 1950. As the beautiful daughter of one of the wealthiest families in Cuba, Esmeralda knows the importance of marrying well. But when her father takes her on a business trip to London, she fall..

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The Dawnhounds

Gideon the Ninth meets Black Sun in this queer, Maori-inspired debut fantasy about a police officer who is murdered, brought back to life with a mysterious new power, and tasked with protecting her ci..

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The Dead Are Always Laughing At Us

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The Deck

A novel about telling stories in a time of change. What is the point of inventing stories when reality eclipses imagination? A little way off in the future, during a time of plague and p..

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The Democracy Game

Populist political parties are increasing their influence across the world. It couldn't happen in New Zealand, could it? Journalist Grace Marks is investigating two unrelated stories - New Zealan..

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The Doctor's Wife

Nothing in Stan Andino's unremarkable life could prepare him for the day he discovers his wife in the living room, naked except for a black apron, bleaching out a stain in the carpet that only she can..

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The Dream Swimmer

'Eleven years have passed since that winter of 1986 when I put down my pen on the story of the woman who wore pearls in her hair, my grandmother the matriarch, Riripeti Mahana nee Pere, whom some call..

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The Freedom of Birds

Remi Victoire is the golden child among all the theatre orphans; he dreams of a life on a Paris stage. But when this future is stolen from him, Remi and his faithful friend Pascal turn their backs on ..

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The Girl from London

London, 1940. Ruth, a young schoolteacher, volunteers as an escort helping to evacuate children from war-torn England to Australia and New Zealand. Her three-month voyage is fraught - their passage is..

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The Glasgow Smile

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The Glass Guitar

In this collection of thirty-three previously uncollected and mostly unpublished poems Peter Olds reflects frankly on some of his characteristic preoccupations: the imperfections of life and art; his ..

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The House at Ocean's Edge

When fate brings two women together, they form a life-long friendship. One believes that her silence will hide a dark secret, the other thinks that the bond of true friendship can never be broken..

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The Italian Daughter

"Estee, I bought this ring the day after I saw you on stage at La Scala, all those years ago. You're the only woman I've ever loved." Estee wanted to see it so badly, but instead she reached for Felix..

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The Last Days of Joy

WHEN HER SECRET SURFACES, CAN HER FAMILY SURVIVE IT? The tender, immersive and beautifully observed international bestseller, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Marian Keyes and Carley F..

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The Last Days of Joy

Meet the Tobin family ... Joy - the mother Unconscious in a hospital bed, Joy's latest act has thrown the family into turmoil Frances - the middle child Seemingly perfe..

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The Lighthouse

Something strange is happening in Seabrook. The town's lighthouse-dormant for over thirty years and famously haunted-has inexplicably started shining, and its mysterious glow is sparking feverish goss..

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The Luminaries

'There was this large world of rolling time and shifting spaces, and that small, stilled world of horror and unease - they fit inside each other, a sphere within a sphere.' It is 1866, and Walter Mood..

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The Mermaid's Purse

Fleur Adcock began writing the poems in this book when she was 82. The two chief settings are New Zealand, with its multi-coloured seas, and Britain, seen in various decades. There are foreign travels..

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The Modern

In an age driven by desire, what happens when you want two different things? Set in the pristine, precarious world of MoMA, The Modern is a brilliantly wry and insightful debut about art, sexu..

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The Moon will Pay

The WHO has identified a serious outbreak of Alta Stultitia, or, Deep Stupidity that may become a Pandemic. Coincidentally, Dimple Potts wins the seat of Peapod in Auckland, New Zealand. The PM hopes ..

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The Nancys

WINNER of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel 'Funny, dark and above all, heart-warming, The Nancys is a celebration of what's important in life - which is family, friendship and also: ..

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The New Animals

Carla, Sharon and Duey have worked in fashion for longer than they care to remember, for them, there's nothing new under the sun. They're Generation X: tired, cynical and sick of being used. Tommy, Ca..

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The Night She Fell

A chilling new novel of psychological suspense from one of New Zealand's most multi-talented writers. 'When I last saw Ashleigh, she was lying in a pool of blood . . . Her eyes were open, staring..

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The Penguin New Zealand Anthology: 50 Stories for 50 Years in Aotearoa

A milestone collection to celebrate a milestone event - 50 years publishing in NZ! To celebrate 50 years of publishing in Aotearoa New Zealand, this anthology brings together 50 enthralling stori..

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The Pink Jumpsuit: Short fictions, tall truths

In Emma Neale's first collection of short fiction, the tales range from the surreal to the real; from the true to the tall. This collection includes some of her internationally recognised flash fictio..

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The 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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The Rehearsal

A high-school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power. The sudden and total publicity seems to turn every act into a performance, and every platf..

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The Royal Daughter

"My darling B, my heart, my soul. I only wish we'd had longer. Longer to search for the daughter that I should never have given up. The daughter that I should have been brave enough to keep, brave eno..

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The Scribblings: How I stayed sane

A Collection of Scribbles over a lifetime. What they are - pieces of writing with the expression of feelings and ideas using diction. rhythm, and imagery. Pieces of writing and observations of life..

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The Seasonwife

It's 1832 on an isolated coast on the South Island of New Zealand. A lush and tranquil bay is facing a season of upheaval. White men are whaling, sealing, whoring and warring. Creatures are culled, wo..

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The Secrets of the Little Greek Taverna

In a village on the Greek island of Naxos there is a gorgeous guest house and taverna that never opened. Cressida's husband died suddenly three years ago - the taverna was their dream, and she couldn'..

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The Silence of Snow

When you can't block out the past . . . A compelling medical novel about facing one's demons, self-prescribing and finding the strength to carry on, even when it seems that all is lost. Anae..

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The Space Between

A gripping historical novel set amid the New Zealand Wars in 1860. As English settlers wage war upon local iwi in colonial Taranaki, two women confront their pasts to survive the present. Fr..

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The Spanish Garden

"The Spanish Garden is about memory and how it serves and deceives us. It is about the casualties of war, both the dead and the living, and the need to acknowledge the unnamed and the disappeared. It ..

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The Stupefying

It is the time of the stupefying. Just when we least expected it, when we thought the show was over, it clonked out into the limelight, and the world was split in two. The Stupefying is a bruise..

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The Tally Stick

A compulsive and chilling novel about subjugation, survival and the meaning of family. Up on the highway, the only evidence that the Chamberlains had ever been there was two smeared tyre tracks i..

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The Transformation

Tampa, Florida, 1898: a frontier where the old world meets the new, and where miracles of transformation are possible. Dominating the town is the new Tampa Bay Hotel, with its tangle of Moorish minare..

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The Truth About Them

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The Truth Garden

The breath held or expelled in wonder, frustration or delight energises Emma Neale's writing. Poems in The Truth Garden take risks because they need to; in the clamour of family life they have require..

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The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

'Parry knocks it out of the park . . . Just plain wonderful' Kirkus 'A joyous adventure through all the tales you've ever loved. Funny, charming, clever and heartfelt, you're absolutely go..

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The Uppish Hen and Other Poems

In 1934, four-year-old Derek Challis found a homemade book in his Christmas stocking. On the typed pages bound with pink ribbon were poems written for him by his mother, the writer Robin Hyde. Derek -..

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The Vanishing Point

A dazzling and spellbinding debut about a mysterious painting, the secrets it keeps, and the two women connected across centuries by a quest to discover the truth - for readers of Geraldine Brooks, Tr..

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The War Photographers

She will risk everything to expose the truth. 1943 - Bletchley Park, England Mae Webster, immersed in the clandestine world of codebreaking at Bletchley Park, is recruited to help unveil a spy..

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