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Food of Love Cookery School
Food of Love Cookery School
In a remote Sicilian mountain town, four women arrive at a cookery school, each at a turning point in their lives. Moll is a foodie and an exhausted working mum on the holiday of a lifetime. Tricia, a top London lawyer is taking a break from the demands of her job and her family. Valerie, consumed by grief following the death of her partner, is trying to figure out how to live a life without him. And recently divorced Poppy has come to Sicily to learn about the place that her grandfather was born before emigrating to Australia. Luca Amore runs the school, using the recipes passed down to him by generations of Amore women. He expects this course to be much like all the others - but as sparks fly, friendships are made and secrets are shared. And for each of them nothing will ever be the same.

Title: Food of Love Cookery School
Author: PELLEGRINO NICKY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/07/2014
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Orion
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409136132
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Price: $25.00
From the Ashes
From the Ashes
Four women. Three families. One decade of incredible change.

Auckland,1956. Allie Manaia works at Smith and Caughey's department store. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares. Allie and her husband, Sonny, are desperate for a baby, after losing a child, and Allie's distress at not conceiving again is compounded when those around her seem to have no trouble falling pregnant - even when they shouldn't.

Allie's neighbours have recently moved to suburban Auckland. Ana, now a housewife, misses her work on the farm, but she has her hands full, looking after her increasingly forgetful father-in-law.

Kathleen Lawson - rich, lonely and bored - is one of Allies' customers at the make-up counter. Kathleen takes a shine to Allie, but when she discovers Allie's husband is Maori, Kathleen's attitude changes. Is she trying to make friends or poison the relationship between Sonny and Allie?

Sonny's beautiful younger sister, Polly, is living a vibrant but wayward life as a waitress-model-goodtime girl while leaving her young daughter to be raised by her mother. Then one day Polly disappears ...

Told in Deborah Challinor's trademark style - equal parts heart and humour - From the Ashes is the first in a moving new trilogy that follows the fortunes of the women of three families through the rapidly changing social and cultural landscape of the 1950s and 1960s.

Praise for Deborah Challinor:

'Challinor is a good storyteller ... seamlessly joining fact and fiction and creating a convincing,

atmospheric yarn' Bookseller + Publisher

'the perfect blend of fact and fiction' New Zealand Herald

Title: From the Ashes
Author: CHALLINOR DEBORAH
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 29/10/2018
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Aust
ISBN: 9781460754122
Available stock: 2
Price: $37.00
Garden Party & Collected Short Stories
Garden Party & Collected Short Stories
When her wealthy family prepares to host a lavish summer party, the young, hitherto sheltered Laura Sheridan suddenly feels a kinship with the staff and the helpers hired to set up the venue for the festivities. As she learns of the death of one of their working-class neighbours, this burgeoning sense of class consciousness is heightened by a realization of her own mortality.

Published in 1922, at the height of literary Modernism, `The Garden Party' is now considered one of the key texts of that movement. This volume, which also includes all of Katherine Mansfi eld's other published short stories, is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to discover one of the early twentieth century's finest writers.

Title: Garden Party & Collected Short Stories
Author: MANSFIELD KATHERINE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/06/2018
Price: $17.00
RRP: $17.00
Imprint: Almabooks
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781847497291
Available stock: 1
Price: $17.00
Gone To Pegasus
Gone To Pegasus
It's Dunedin 1892, and the women's suffrage movement is gaining momentum. Left to fend for herself when her husband's committed to the Seacliff Lunatic Asylum, 23-year-old Eva meets Grace, an outspoken suffragist with an exotic and mysterious past. As the friendship between the two women grows through a shared love of music, Eva begins questioning the meaning of her marriage and her role as a woman. But Grace has a bullying husband and secrets she's been keeping from Eva, which could threaten the freedom both women find themselves fighting for.

Title: Gone To Pegasus
Author: REDGRAVE TESS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/03/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Submarine
Publisher: Makaro Press
ISBN: 9780473419196
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Good Sons A Novel of the Great War
Good Sons A Novel of the Great War
In early 1914 Frank Wilson and his two close friends, Tom Davis and Robert Sutherland, are growing up in Oamaru in the South Island of New Zealand. The coming war in Europe arouses the hopes and dreams of a generation of young men. The pressure becomes irresistible and one by one the boys become soldiers. Frank delays his decision but in 1916 a strange encounter shocks him into enlisting. After a rapid coming-of-age in the training camps of the North Island the novel moves to France. A reunion, the insanity of a love affair in the midst of a terrible war and a brutal event set Frank on course for the best and worst days of his young life. As he becomes a frontline soldier and experiences hard fighting, fate forces him to make an agonising decision. "Good Sons" is a poignant story of youth and war, love and loss, suffering and hope.

Title: Good Sons A Novel of the Great War
Author: HALL GREG
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/04/2017
Price: $32.00
RRP: $32.00
Imprint: Mary Egan Publishing
Publisher: Mary Egan Publishing
ISBN: 9780473383787
Available stock: 1
Price: $32.00
Grandzilla
Grandzilla
Title: Grandzilla
Author: WILLIAMS LISA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473448486
Available stock: 2
Price: $28.00
Gulf Between
Gulf Between
Under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, love, lies and disenchantment lead to a menacing showdown in this suspense-filled novel.A foreigner is seriously injured not far from Julia's safe Queenstown hideaway.Why does he have her name in his wallet?His unexpected arrival takes Julia back forty-five years to London, where as an impulsive young woman she first met Benito Moretti - a meeting that was to change her life, taking her to the glittering Gulf of Naples. There Julia found herself pitted against her belligerent mother-in-law and Benito?s sinister brother in a lethal battle for her husband and children.Julia remembered her father saying, We?re all as sick as our secrets. Words that still haunt her.

Title: Gulf Between
Author: ALTERIO MAXINE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/04/2019
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143773313
Available stock: 2
Price: $38.00
Ice Shelf
Ice Shelf
The Ice Shelf: an eco-comedy

On the eve of flying to Antarctica to take up an arts fellowship, thirty-something Janice, recently separated, has a long night of remembrance, regret and realisation as she goes about the city looking for a friend to take care of her fridge while she's away. En route she discards section after section of her novel in the spirit of editing until there is nothing left to edit.

The Ice Shelf, a novel written as Acknowledgements, is an allegory for the dangers of wasting love and other non-renewable resources.

Cover illustration: Ant Sang

Title: Ice Shelf
Author: KENNEDY ANNE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 11/10/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776562015
Available stock: 4
Price: $30.00
Ice Shroud
Ice Shroud
When a woman's body is discovered frozen in the ice of a river near the alpine resort of Queenstown, Detective Sergeant Malcolm Buchan faces both a mystery and a moral dilemma. The identity of the nude woman is critical to the motives and manner of her murder, and Buchan is personally involved. So are a number of locals, from ski bums to multi-millionaire businessman. Newly appointed to head CIB in the Southern Lakes district, Buchan hunts the killer through the entanglements of corruption and abuse that lie barely below the surface of the tourist towns. The assistance of a woman traffic sergeant is critical to the hunt but she brings her own dilemmas. The community is practised at keeping its secrets, and finding the truth comes at a price.

Title: Ice Shroud
Author: ELL GORDON
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Bush Press
Publisher: Bush Press Communications Ltd
ISBN: 9780986456442
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Iceland
Iceland
Title: Iceland
Author: HOEY DOMINIC
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/06/2017
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Steele Roberts & Assoc
Publisher: Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
ISBN: 9780947493431
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Imaginary Lives of James Poneke
Imaginary Lives of James Poneke
While exhibited as a curiosity, a Maori boy turns his gaze on Victorian London.

'The hour is late. The candle is low. Tomorrow I will see whether it is my friends or a ship homewards I meet. But I must finish my story for you first. My future, my descendant, my mokopuna. Listen.'

So begins the tale of James Poneke- orphaned son of a chief; ardent student of English; wide-eyed survivor. All the world's a stage, especially when you're a living exhibit. But anything can happen to a young New Zealander on the savage streets of Victorian London. When James meets the man with laughing dark eyes and the woman who dresses as a man, he begins to discover who people really are beneath their many guises.

Although London is everything James most desires, this new world is more dark and dazzling than he could have imagined.

Title: Imaginary Lives of James Poneke
Author: MAKERETI TINA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/09/2018
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9780143771562
Available stock: 1
Price: $38.00
In Fifteen Minutes You Can Say a Lot
In Fifteen Minutes You Can Say a Lot
Title: In Fifteen Minutes You Can Say a Lot
Author: TEXIDOR GREVILLE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 13/06/2019
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776562268
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00