Berlin, 1939. 14-year-old Simon Horowitz is awash in a world of music. His family owns a superb collection of instruments and at its heart is his father's 1742 Guarneri de Gesu violin. But all is lost..
Joshua is convinced there is a family curse. Its taken loved ones from him, its robbed him of his eyesight, and is the reason why his father is killed while investigating the homicide of a young woman..
When 18-year-old Kitty Carlisle's father dies in 1838, her suddenly impoverished mother hopes her beautiful daughter might at least find a good husband. But then Kitty is compromised by an unscrupulou..
Still at the very centre of local culture, New Zealand's liveliest and most important literary magazine returns in 2015 with LANDFALL 229, showcasing the best of our contemporary writing across a brea..
Landfall is a place, a mythic place, a piece of valuable cultural estate, consistently representing over time the robust heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand arts and letters. Landfall 230 maintains the m..
A novel about the transporting power of the imagination, about overcoming violence, and about the beauty and resilience of a solitary life. Ellis has come to appreciate her solitary life, in her bunga..
'Dougie's story and mine is not told in the history of William Larnach. It is our private journey, and only we understand how it came about; only we know the fitness and the wonder of it.' William Ja..
Passed down through the same family for over a century, the remote sheep and cattle station of Broken Creek has recently been taken over by global agribusiness company Carnarvon Holdings. Now Carnarvo..
On the night that Carla Reid plans on celebrating her wedding anniversary with her husband Kevin and their grown son Jack, their New Zealand farmstead has never felt more like home. But when Ben Toroa..
One mild summer evening in rural New Zealand the lives of Carla Reid, a middle-aged farmer's wife, and Ben Toroa, an illiterate teen, brutally collide. Neither will be the same again, their futures fo..
A vivid novel about ingenuity and hard slog, crooks and dreamers, bootleggers and love. Billy is a young, impressionable dreamer. In 1907, he strikes off on his own, keen to prove himself an able work..
Let the River Stand won the Montana Book Awards in 1994. In the deceptively quiet Waikato of the 1930s and 1940s, a number of lives connect in a complex web of family ties, desire and violence. The ev..
Levi's War follows on from The Keeper of Secrets and Rachel's Legacy, tracing the story of the eldest Horowitz son, Levi, who is smuggled out of Berlin to London the day after the Kristallnacht in 193..
Amy is a store detective at Cutty's, the oldest and grandest department store in the country. She's good at her job. She can read people and catch them. But Cutty's is closing down. Amy has a young ba..
In July 1915 the hospital ship Maheno leaves Wellington with seventy New Zealand nurses on board. Addie Harrington and Meg Dutton are assigned to the same cabin. Quiet and cautious, Addie is taken aba..
Told with the intimacy and ferocity of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels and set in the passionate, intense, and crumbling neighborhood known as the Spanish Quarter of Naples, comes a tale of two stu..
Brilliantly tracing the progress of unexpected love and the perils of relationships, this gripping novel is a tour de force. Temporarily in Auckland while her husband is undergoing treatment, Sarah en..
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret ..
'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..
Lelei Lelei Jnr (aka Machete) and Neil Turnbull (aka The Ghost) came from very different backgrounds but when they eventually found each other they became the 2nd five/centre combination that ruled wo..
When family suddenly becomes your greatest challenge, mystery, rediscovery.As children in Calcutta, Ashim and Abhay made a small mistake that split their family forever. Thirty years later, Ashim has ..
'It's easy to see what the fuss is about. Sanders' prose is sharper than a switchblade...It's like Raymond Chandler, Lee Child and Elmore Leonard rolled into one.' Sydney Morning Herald..Ex-undercover..
The matriarch is a woman of intelligence, wit, beauty and ruthlessness, and has become a mythical figure through her fight to repossess the land and sustain her people against the ravages wrought by t..
This novel is an urgent, crushing observation of adaptation and exclusion amidst preparation to settle Antarctica as climate destruction starts to bite. New Zealand in 2048, gateway to the melting con..
`Meltwater' is a homage to the power of storytelling. Of a woman's unique journey to find her `self'. A journey made difficult by the fact that Elizabeth has thirteen different `selves,' all part of h..
One of the biggest novels ever published in New Zealand, and a bestseller throughout the world, the dazzling Mister Pip becomes available in B-format. Lloyd Jones' novel has been acclaimed throughout ..
"With the recent Edward Snowden revelations that the NSA and the GCSB collect all our electronic communications, read whatever they want and share them across the Five Eyes partners, a novel exploring..
Roderick Alleyn is back in this unique crime novel begun by Ngaio Marsh during the Second World War and now completed by Stella Duffy. `Hugely enjoyable'KATE MOSSEIt's business as usual for Mr Glosso..