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Ash the Well & the Bluebell
Ash the Well & the Bluebell
Losing her daughter to the Christchurch earthquake sends Lily back to her childhood village in Northern England to scatter Charlie's ashes. It's a place of ghosts for Lily after the mysterious drowning of a school friend at the old village well - a tragedy somehow linked to the death of a local woman accused of witchcraft three hundred years earlier. Now Lily's back, she wants to find out what happened at the well and the truth behind the swift departure of her friend Israel. The Ash, the Well and the Bluebell spans three centuries and three countries, exploring the love and history that makes a community, and the hate and secrets that can destroy it.

Title: Ash the Well & the Bluebell
Author: ARNOLD SANDRA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/08/2019
Price: $35.00
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Imprint: Submarine
Publisher: Makaro Press
ISBN: 9780995119123
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Ask the Posts of the House
Ask the Posts of the House
Title: Ask the Posts of the House
Author: IHIMAERA WITI
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $40.90
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Imprint: Reed Books
ISBN: 9780790011608
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Astonished Dice Collected Short Stories
Astonished Dice Collected Short Stories
Geoff Cochrane is the author of numerous highly regarded collections of poems and two novels. In 2009 he was awarded the Janet Frame Prize for Poetry, and in 2010 the inaugural Nigel Cox Unity Books Award. Astonished Dice collects his two slim volumes of short stories, originally published in limited editions, the early novella 'Quest Clinic', and more recent stories.

Title: Astonished Dice Collected Short Stories
Author: COCHRANE GEOFF
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/08/2014
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9780864739216
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Attraction
Attraction
The present reckons with the past in Attraction. Porter's unnamed narrator is on a road trip between Auckland, Whangara and Levin with her friends Ashi and Ilana, haunted by the spectre of her emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend, her complicated family background and New Zealand's colonial history. Jealousies intensify as the young women work out who they are and who they might become.

Title: Attraction
Author: PORTER RUBY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/05/2019
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Text Publishing Co
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781925773552
Available stock: 2
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Aue
Aue
Taukiri was born into sorrow. Aue can be heard in the sound of the sea he loves and hates, and in the music he draws out of the guitar that was his father's. It spills out of the gang violence that killed his father and sent his mother into hiding, and the shame he feels about abandoning his eight-year-old brother to a violent home.
But Arama is braver than he looks, and he has a friend and his friend has a dog, and the three of them together might just be strong enough to turn back the tide of sorrow. As long as there's aroha to give and stories to tell and a good supply of plasters.
Here is a novel that is both raw and sublime, a compelling new voice in New Zealand fiction. Haere mai, Becky Manawatu.

Title: Aue
Author: MANAWATU BECKY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/09/2019
Price: $35.00
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Imprint: Makaro Press
Publisher: Makaro Press
ISBN: 9780995111028
Available stock: 7
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August
August
Title: August
Author: BECKETT BERNARD
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/02/2011
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Text Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781921758041
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Aukati
Aukati
Alexia is a law student escaping the Greek family that stifles her, and Isaiah is a young Maori returning home to find the family he's lost. Cut loose from their own cultures, they have volunteered to help Isaiah's Taranaki iwi get rid of the fracking that's devastating their land and water. The deeper Alexia and Isaiah go into the fight, the closer they get to understanding the different worlds they inhabit. But when a protest march becomes violent a boundary is crossed, and they need to decide where they stand and fast. It's clear the police have been tipped off, and the activists gathered at the marae suspect they're being watched or, worse, there is an informant in the group. Can Alexia and Isaiah be trusted? And more - can they trust themselves?

Title: Aukati
Author: ARATHIMOS MICHALIA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/09/2017
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Makaro Press
Publisher: Makaro Press
ISBN: 9780994137852
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Awhinas People
Awhinas People
Awhina's People is the moving story of a strong Maori woman living in pre-European New Zealand. Awhina does her best to protect and nurture her family in a world where the ferocity of the warrior is highly valued. Lives are governed by the seasons; there is a time for harvesting, hunting, storytelling and celebration, and there is a time for war. Only the voice of a blind old woman is raised in protest as Awhina's people are swept up in a deadly cycle of insult and revenge. Tight bonds of kinship and the power of the ancestors are called on, as all stand together to defend their hilltop fortress. But will courage and stockade walls be enough against an enemy wise in the arts of warfare and well versed in treachery ...? Suzanne Clark has brought to life the customs and culture of the Maori people of some 400 years ago. This is a work of fiction based on available research. We trust it will be read in the spirit in which it was written and enjoyed by all, regardless of race, creed or culture.

Title: Awhinas People
Author: CLARK SUZANNE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/06/2011
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Suzanne Clark
ISBN: 9780473186821
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Baby
Baby
`Cynthia can understand how Anahera feels just by looking at her body.'

Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. With stolen money and a dog in tow they run away and buy `Baby', an old boat docked in the Bay of Islands, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of love. But strange events on an empty island turn their life together in a different direction.

Baby is a sunburnt psychological thriller of obsession and escape by one of the most exciting new voices in New Zealand fiction.

Title: Baby
Author: JOCHEMS ANNALEESE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/09/2017
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776561667
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Baby No Eyes
Baby No Eyes
Tawera and his sister are inseparable, in a relationship that is impossible for others to share. In fact his whole whanau is bonded by secrets, a genealogy stitched together by shame, joy, love and sometimes grief. Patricia Grace's major new novel merges recent headlines with stories of a heartfelt family history. It is an account of the mysteries that operate at many levels between generations, where the present is the pivot, the centre of the spiral, looking outward to the past and future that define it. There's a way the older people have of telling a story, a way where the beginning is not the beginning, the end is not the end...

Title: Baby No Eyes
Author: GRACE PATRICIA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/10/2008
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143011613
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Back of His Head
Back of His Head
Raymond Thomas Lawrence was one of the great literary colossi to bestride the twentieth century. He turned his upbringing in conservative Canterbury and participation in the Algerian War of Independence into a series of novels that dazzled the world, and eventually won him the Nobel Prize for Literature. Seven years after Lawrence's death, however, the four trustees of the literary trust set up to memorialize New Zealand's greatest writer are facing rising costs and dwindling visitor numbers at the Residence. While fending off a self-appointed biographer, they find themselves confronting the secrets of their own intimate relationships with The Master. 'But is bumping off biographers really the sort of thing literary trusts do?' Marjorie creaks. 'Don't we just handle copyright?' The Back of His Head is a hilarious and troubling satire on the making and manipulation of literary fame, by the author of the acclaimed novel Gifted.

Title: Back of His Head
Author: EVANS PATRICK
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/01/2016
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776560462
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Bad Seed The Night Book & Soon
Bad Seed The Night Book & Soon
Now combined into a major TV drama, these two connected novels by award-winning writer Charlotte Grimshaw take an unflinching look at politics and power, contemporary New Zealand society and the arid morality of the privileged.

In The Night Book, doctor and party donor Simon Lampton is drawn to Roza Hallwright, though he can't quite put his finger on why. She leads a quiet, comfortable, orderly life with her politician husband David and her two stepchildren. But this peaceful existence is about to be changed forever. In the next few months there will be an election, and, if the polls are correct, Roza will become the Prime Minister's wife. She is relatively calm about the prospect, but meeting Simon will bring turmoil to both their lives.

In Soon, the Lampton family has come to spend a long hot summer at the Hallwrights' large beach house. The weather is perfect and outwardly all is well, but the harmony is disturbed when Simon Lampton's brother Ford arrives for a visit. Ford casts a cold eye over the company, barely disguising his contempt for David Hallwright. While Roza tells her young son made-up stories that reveal uncomfortable truths about their current lives, Simon will tell stories that conceal the truth about his.

Gripping, clever and moving, these two novels are an intensely humane look at the choices people make.

Title: Bad Seed The Night Book & Soon
Author: GRIMSHAW CHARLOTTE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/03/2019
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9780143773764
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Price: $38.00