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Alexandrite
Alexandrite
The stone's colour-changing property is at the heart of the story and takes the characters on a voyage to discover how past events are intertwined with the present.

The quest leads from World War One to the present day and from an English village to New Zealand farmland, to discover how past events are intertwined with the present. To unravel the mystery Pamela is forced to confront truths that shatter her beliefs about her family and their place in the world.

The Alexandrite is a story of class conflict, hidden sins, and deceit.

Title: Alexandrite
Author: JONES DIONE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/08/2019
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Cloud Ink
Publisher: Cloud Ink Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780473483302
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
All the Way to Summer
All the Way to Summer
A powerful collection of stories exploring love and longing from the award-winning author of This Mortal Boy.

Fiona Kidman's early stories about New Zealand women's experiences scandalised readers with their vivid depictions of the heartbreaks and joys of desire, illicit liaisons and unconventional love. Her writing made her a feminist icon in the early 1980s, and she has since continued to tell the realities of women's lives, her books resonating with many readers over the years and across the world.

To mark her 80th birthday, this volume brings together a variety of her previously published stories as well as several that are new or previously uncollected; all moving, insightful and written with love. The final stories trace her own history of love, a memoir of significant people from childhood and beyond.

Title: All the Way to Summer
Author: KIDMAN FIONA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9780143773658
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Price: $40.00
All This by Chance
All This by Chance
If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present.

Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, with no memory of the Jewish family who sent their little girl to safety. When the couple emigrate, the peace they seek in New Zealand cannot overcome the past they have left behind.

Following the lives of Eva, her daughter Lisa and her granddaughter Esther, All This by Chance is a moving multigenerational family saga about the legacy of the Holocaust and the burden of secrets never shared, by one of New Zealand's finest writers.

Title: All This by Chance
Author: OSULLIVAN VINCENT
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 08/03/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776561797
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
All Visitors Ashore
All Visitors Ashore
Title: All Visitors Ashore
Author: STEAD C K
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $14.30
RRP: $13.95
Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143205937
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Price: $14.30
Alveridgea The Legend of the Lonely Dog
Alveridgea The Legend of the Lonely Dog
Another time, another world. Port Alveridge, nestled on the edge of the sparkling Esparrow Sea, is a town divided. Cats and Dogs who once fought ancient battles now live as uneasy neighbours in segregated districts, with the town ruled for the greater good of Felines. Into this hotbed of simmering rivalry steps an orphan hound - Arthur Snout - deposited on the steps of the Alveridge County Orphanage. A small, unhoundish loner, Arthur is bullied by the other houndlings. And their nickname of 'Lonely Dog' soon sticks. Lonely Dog has a special gift, however, a gift for music that crosses boundaries, styles, and even species - Torn from his new rough-and-ready family: from Old Rolph - orphanage headmaster, father figure and secret music-lover; from a childhood sweetheart - Kelzie, whom Lonely Dog loves more than anything; from Bronson - biker gang leader who protects him - Lonely Dog flees for his life to the hinterlands, where he unwittingly becomes the star of an outlawed late-night pirate radio show. With Bronson jailed and shadowy offshore Feline powers marshalling for a war that threatens to destroy all Hound-kind, Lonely Dog must return to Port Alveridge and face his destiny.
Can a shy, reluctant hero - armed with nothing but his 'Houndsound' - change the course of Alveridgean history?

Title: Alveridgea The Legend of the Lonely Dog
Author: CLARKE IVAN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/07/2012
Price: $39.99
RRP: $39.99
Imprint: Atlantic Books
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781848873322
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Price: $39.99
Amber
Amber
Title: Amber
Author: CHALLINOR DEBORAH
Year: 0710
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $35.80
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781869506322
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Price: $35.80
Amber
Amber
Title: Amber
Author: CHALLINOR DEBORAH
Year: 0808
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781869507329
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Price: $25.00
An Albatross Too Many
An Albatross Too Many
Title: An Albatross Too Many
Author: MCNEISH JAMES
Year: 9810
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $25.60
RRP: $25.00
ISBN: 9780908990559
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Price: $25.60
Angels Cut
Angels Cut
Title: Angels Cut
Author: KNOX ELIZABETH
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/06/2009
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9780864736000
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Animals In That Country
Animals In That Country
Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks.

Hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, and allergic to bullshit, Jean is not your usual grandma. She's never been good at getting on with other humans, apart from her beloved granddaughter, Kimberly. Instead, she surrounds herself with animals, working as a guide in an outback wildlife park. And although Jean talks to all her charges, she has a particular soft spot for a young dingo called Sue.

As disturbing news arrives of a pandemic sweeping the country, Jean realises this is no ordinary flu- its chief symptom is that its victims begin to understand the language of animals - first mammals, then birds and insects, too. As the flu progresses, the unstoppable voices become overwhelming, and many people begin to lose their minds, including Jean's infected son, Lee. When he takes off with Kimberly, heading south, Jean feels the pull to follow her kin.

Setting off on their trail, with Sue the dingo riding shotgun, they find themselves in a stark, strange world in which the animal apocalypse has only further isolated people from other species. Bold, exhilarating, and wholly original, The Animals in That Country asks what would happen, for better or worse, if we finally understood what animals were saying.



'This is a game-changing, life-changing novel, the kind that comes along right when you need it, and compels you to listen to its terrifying poetry. Compulsively readable and yet also pushing the boundaries of what is possible in terms of language and narrative, this is a brilliant and disturbing book that will make you rethink everything you thought you understood about non-human animal sentience and agency. I don't think any reader can ever forget a voice like Sue the dingo's - wise and obscene in equal measure. A triumph.'
-Ceridwen Dovey, author of Only The Animals

'In this warm, wild, and irreverent debut, Laura Jean McKay takes us into the minds of animals to reveal the complexity of their lives. The Animals in That Country avoids the trap of anthropomorphism, showing instead the absurd, intense, and shifting bonds between humans and animals.'
-Mireille Juchau, author of The World Without Us

'Deliriously strange, blackly hilarious, and completely exhilarating, The Animals in That Country is a wonderful debut from a genuinely original and exciting new voice.'
-James Bradley, author of Clade

Title: Animals In That Country
Author: MCKAY LAURA JEAN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/03/2020
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Scribe
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781925849530
Available stock: 1
Price: $37.00
Answering to the Caul
Answering to the Caul
Title: Answering to the Caul
Author: DAWE TED
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473528188
Available stock: 4
Price: $30.00
Arms Race
Arms Race
Data theft, internet memes and giant octopi. Nothing is spared in this idiosyncratic collection of short stories. Nic Low looks deep into the fragments of society and finds people who are lost in a landscape of greed and technological confusion. His stories go beyond satire, aiming for the dark heart of our collective obsession with technology, power and image. Set variously in London, an Indian village, remote Mongolia, the West Australian outback and the mountains of New Zealand, these are prescient visions of the future and outlandish re-imaginings of the past.

Title: Arms Race
Author: LOW NIC
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/07/2014
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Text Publishing Co
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781922147981
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Price: $35.00