A striking new collection of accessible, elegant stories from literary giant and master craftsman C.K. Stead...Gathered from throughout Stead.s career, these stories are a reminder of his deft storyte..
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 ..
A beautifully written, carefully observed novel that takes you to the heart of contemporary Paris and into a world of books and witty conversation.With a surprising twist at the end, this book is grip..
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;..
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..
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, C..
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..
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..
David Munro has everything a man could want - a beautiful wife, two adoring daughters, a top academic position and a circle of devoted friends. But he also has another life, lived mainly at night and ..
Tom Stone is madly in love with his wife Ann. Pushing forty and expecting their first child, they buy a semi-derelict house in Hackney. Despite their spiralling money troubles, they believe this is th..
Obsession is a literary mystery tale, the story of an obsessive love affair, and the repercussions long after the affair has ended. The two people at the heart of the story are writers. The third pers..
From the WWII Trinity Project at Los Alamos, New Mexico, to Nagasaki and to Antarctica's dry valleys; from the battlegrounds of Vietnam to an asylum outside Auckland, this startling story of two half-..
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..
In the larger sense, perhaps, they were trying to make a future. Somehow, all around, they felt vaguely that things were collapsing. All they could do in the midst of that was create something. It's 1..
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..
Long ago, when the men were away at the war, Alma began painting the women of the town. They sat for him in lieu of payment for his work catching rats. Alice, his favourite, returned his attentions, a..
1998, Wellington. A series of catastrophic earthquakes has left the city destroyed. Returning to the ruin from London, a New Zealand writer explores the devastation, compelled to find out for himself ..
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..
The Baxters do not know their place. On the first of June every year sharemilkers load their trucks with their families, pets and possessions and crawl along the highways towards new farms, new lives...
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..
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..
Gaialands, a bucolic vegan commune in the New Zealand wilderness, is the only home fifteen-year-old Poppy has ever known. It's the epitome of 1970s counterculture-a place of free love, hard work, and ..
Food, family and fresh beginnings. For fans of 800 Words, Offspring, Josephine Moon and Monica McInerney. On the outskirts of a quiet hamlet on the New Zealand coast, Lia and her friend Anna work ser..
One flaky family. One ex-boyfriend who won't go away. And one handsome stranger who probably will ...For fans of Doc Martin and and Monica McInerney, a warm, witty novel, brimming with the trademark r..
The war to end wars ended in 1918. It is, however, still early in the twentieth century and Nelle, the World War I nurse who patched up the remnants of men who `survived', fears for her fighter-pilot ..
His name fills the streets with fear...In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Liam McIlvanney, a serial killer stalks the streets of Glasgow and DI McCormack follows a trail of secr..
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..
The much anticipated sequel to The Keeper of Secrets, following the fortunes of the Horowitz family from pre-war Berlin to the present. When Dr Kobi Voight is given a set of old letters by his mother ..
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 ..