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In the Neighbourhood of Fame
In the Neighbourhood of Fame
Rock musician Jed Jordan's former fame means the events in his life have become public property. Years after 'Captain of the Rules' made him world famous in New Zealand, Jed is living quietly in an Auckland suburb with his family, growing peppers and recording in his home studio, when some disturbing new attention threatens to tear his world apart. Also profoundly affected are three women whose lives are closely caught up in Jed's - his wife; a childhood friend who has returned from Australia for her father's funeral; and the fifteen-year-old Jed chats to in the local dog park. Vivid and engaging, In the Neighbourhood of Fame shines a light on modern relationship struggles within and between families, and on the unpredictable power of celebrity and social media.

Title: In the Neighbourhood of Fame
Author: VAN DER ZIJPP BRIDGET
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/04/2015
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Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9780864739247
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Johnson Whatever happened to the hero of Man Alone
Johnson Whatever happened to the hero of Man Alone
Johnson had killed a man in the central North Island, got himself smuggled back to England on a freighter, taken off again, this time to Spain to fight in a war. Then he met Hilary. She was from New Zealand, from Wellington, brimming over with words: "The last thing I saw of New Zealand as our ship moved away from Port Nicholson, the last thing I saw was a newspaper drop from the hands of a fisherman sitting on the edge of the wharf. He'd fallen asleep. The newspaper fluttered down into the waters and drifted there with the day's news from around the world. Hard to beat that as an image."
"I liked New Zealand," Johnson said.
The hero of John Mulgan's Man Alone, often regarded as New Zealand's first great novel, continues his drift through life, caught up now in the midnight of the twentieth century, fighting in the Spanish Civil War and the disastrous Greek campaign of 1941, in the even more disastrous defence of Crete, then behind enemy lines in the mountains in a war thick with duplicities. Finally he comes back to New Zealand to an industrial war, a solitary figure - but in his heart, no longer alone.

Title: Johnson Whatever happened to the hero of Man Alone
Author: PARKER DEAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
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Imprint: Steele Roberts & Assoc
Publisher: Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
ISBN: 9780947493530
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Killer Harvest
Killer Harvest
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. Joshua is handed an opportunity he can't refuse: an operation that will allow him to see the world through his father's eyes. As Joshua navigates a world of sight, he gets glimpses of what these eyes might have witnessed in their previous life. What exactly was his dad up to in his role as a police officer? There are consequences to the secret life his father was living, and these consequences come in the form of a man hell bent on killing, consequences that bring this man closer and closer to Joshua, who soon discovers a world darker than the one he has emerged from...

Title: Killer Harvest
Author: CLEAVE PAUL
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/08/2017
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Imprint: Upstart Press
Publisher: Upstart Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781927262368
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Landfall 231 Aotearoa NZ Arts & Letters
Landfall 231 Aotearoa NZ Arts & Letters
Featured ArtistsPeter Peryer, Saskia Leek, Ngataiharuru TaepaWritersNick Ascroft, Shelley Arlidge, Mark Young, C.K. Stead, Jodie Dalgleish, Jessie Puru, LizBreslin, Claire Orchard, Rachael Taylor, Brian Turner, John Adams, Judy O'Kane, VaughanRapatahana, L.E. Scott, Antony Millen, Carin Smeaton, Erik Kennedy, Leilani Tamu, AllisonLi, Rata Gordon, Victoria Broome, Siobhan Harvey, Ruth Arnison, Sam Keenan, JillianSullivan, Johanna Emeney, Heather McQuillan, Doc Drumheller, Wes Lee, Koenraad Kuiper,Caoimhe McKeogh, Madeline Reid, Stephen Coates, Helen Vivienne Fletcher, MarthaMorseth, Joanna Preston, Owen Marshall, Christina Stachurski, Tom Weston, ElizabethSmither, Piet Nieuwland, Bob Orr, Janet Charman, Will Leadbeater, Vivienne Plumb, ImmiPaterson-Harkness, Elizabeth Welsh, Robert McLean, Mary Macpherson, Bill Direen, RonRiddell, Victor RodgerReviewsAndrew Dean on The Back of His Head by Patrick EvansKirstine Moffat on The Chimes by Anna SmaillThom Conroy on Trifecta by Ian WeddeJack Ross on R.H.I. by Tim CorballisDavid Herkt on The Fixer by John DaniellElizabeth Heritage on Credit in the Straight World by Brannavan GnanalingamMax Oettli on John Fields Signature Series 1975

Title: Landfall 231 Aotearoa NZ Arts & Letters
Author: EGGLETON DAVID
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/05/2016
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Imprint: Uni Of Otago
Publisher: Otago University Press
ISBN: 9781927322239
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Landfall 237
Landfall 237
FEATURED ARTISTS
Sharon Singer, Ngahuia Harrison, Peter Trevelyan
AWARDS & COMPETITIONS
Results and winning essays from the 2019 Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition, and judge's report by Emma Neale.
WRITERS
John Adams, Peter Bland, Laura Borrowdale, Bill Bradford, Iain Britton, Medb Charleton, Stephen Coates, Carolyn DeCarlo, John Dennison, Lynley Edmeades, David Eggleton, Joan Fleming, Jasmine Gallagher, John Gallas, Brett Gartrell, John Geraets, Tim Grgec, Michael Hall, Rebecca Hawkes, Joy Holley, Aaron Horrell, Gail Ingram, Claudia Jardine, Sam Keenan, Erik Kennedy, Arihia Latham, Jessica Le Bas, Wes Lee, Tina Makereti, Ria Masae, Cilla McQueen, Zoe Meager, Robynanne Milford, Sean Monaghan, Art Nahill, Kavita Nandan, Rachel O'Neill, Maris O'Rourke, Claire Orchard, Joanna Preston, essa may ranapiri, Anna Rankin, Jeremy Roberts, Leanne Radojkovich, Carrie Rudzinski, Kerrin P. Sharpe, Sarah Shirley, Rachel Smith, Elizabeth Smither, Catherine Trundle, Kirsteen Ure, Tam Vosper, Tom Weston, Anna Woods, Kirby Wright
REVIEWS
Landfall Review Online: books recently reviewed
John Dennison on Collected Poems by Allen Curnow, eds Elizabeth Caffin and Terry Sturm Michael Hulse on Allen Curnow by Terry Sturm, ed. Linda Cassells
Tracey Slaughter on Caroline's Bikini by Kirsty Gunn
Philip Temple on Charles Brasch Journals 1958-1973, ed. Peter Simpson
Lynley Edmeades on louder, by Kerrin P. Sharpe; Enclosures 4 by Bill Direen; and Luxembourg by Stephen Oliver
Airhia Latham on Ta ngata Nga i Tahu /People of Nga i Tahu (Vol. 1), eds Helen Brown and Takerai Norton

Title: Landfall 237
Author: NEALE EMMA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/05/2019
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Imprint: Uni Of Otago
Publisher: Otago University Press
ISBN: 9781988531731
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Landings
Landings
Vivid and evocative, this is a moving novel of a unique time and place from one of New Zealand's favourite authors. The Whanganui River at the turn of the twentieth century is a busy thoroughfare, taking sightseers through the spectacular landscape by paddle steamer and acting as highway for the sparse scatterings of settlements along its twisting length. The people who have made it their home are a diverse collection, from Samuel Blencoe, trying to forget his past life as a convict, to the hoteliers at Pipiriki, the nuns at Jerusalem, the Maori families, the Chinese market gardener and the farmers, like Danny and Stella, trying to tame the wild bush. There's also Bridie, the strange, silent girl, who haunts the banks of the river where the accident occurred that robbed her of her mind. Like the tributaries that trickle down the mountains and join the mighty river, so the lives of these people come together in this vivid and moving tale of a stunningly unique place.

Title: Landings
Author: PATTRICK JENNY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/05/2012
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Imprint: Random House
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9781869798451
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Legacy
Legacy
Title: Legacy
Author: HEREAKA WHITI
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
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Imprint: Huia
ISBN: 9781775503347
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Lewisville
Lewisville
Martha Grimm has a sorrowful secret, and her daughter Mary Ann is the only other person in New Zealand who knows it. Growing up dirt-poor in Willoughby, Warwickshire, in 1814, Martha dared to imagine a different life. Now she is a wealthy and respectable Wellington settler half a world away. But the cost has been high. Martha cannot speak of the past nor the people she left behind. Lewisville is a novel based on true events. It is a story of one woman's ambition, of escape and reinvention, and the bittersweet consequences of achieving one's dreams. "You must promise me, if this man approaches you, you will have nothing to do with him. Tell him you have no idea what he is talking about; faint to the floor if you must. But don't let him say anything that could unravel our lives here. Promise me!"

Title: Lewisville
Author: TIDSWELL ALEXANDRA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/11/2016
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Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Makaro Press
ISBN: 9780994137906
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Life Of De Ath
Life Of De Ath
In this accomplished first novel, the elusive narrator - no less than Mephistopheles - recounts Theodore De'Ath's life before and during the Great War. Traumatised by a family tragedy, Theodore immerses himself the Inferno, Paradise Lost and Faust and is captivated by the Underworld.
The story, which begins in thinly disguised Wellington and Otago settings, unfolds against the backdrop of New Zealand military involvement and anti-German sentiment during World War I.
As he goes against the tide of social and family pressure, Theodore struggles to express his feelings for Elizabeth Paterson. Then he is obliged to join the New Zealand Division in France in 1916. Confronted with the obscenity of war, begins to understand what Hell truly means.

Title: Life Of De Ath
Author: CULLINANE MAJELLA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/10/2018
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Imprint: Steele Roberts & Assoc
Publisher: Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
ISBN: 9780947493783
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Life On Volcanoes Contemporary Essays
Life On Volcanoes Contemporary Essays
Title: Life On Volcanoes Contemporary Essays
Author: VARIOUS
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/05/2019
Price: $25.00
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Imprint: Beatnik Publishing
Publisher: Beatnik Publishing
ISBN: 9780994138392
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Lost & Gone Away
Lost & Gone Away
Between 2010 and 2014 Lynn Jenner made several related emotional and intellectual investigations. Lost and Gone Away is the record of these: a fascinating hybrid text of nonfiction, prose poems and poetry. The book traverses the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake; samples and sifts through the lost and recovered detritus of the ancient world; radiates its attention out from that epicentre of loss, the Point Last Seen, from which all searches begin; and quietly, devastatingly, explores how one might think and write about the Holocaust, from far away. "More than a year ago a friend, who speaks five languages and reads several more, told me it would not be possible to write about the Holocaust from New Zealand. There's so little to say here, she said. You should go to Europe. But this is where I am, I said. That is the problem. This is where I am from, this is who I am, and this is where I am."

Title: Lost & Gone Away
Author: JENNER LYNN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/07/2015
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Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408404
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Loving Sylvie
Loving Sylvie
'Elizabeth Smither brings wit, warmth and wisdom to this absorbing and beautifully written inter-generational story.' Peter Simpson

Sylvie rows across a lake to her wedding.

Madeleine flees to Paris and works in Le Livre Bleu bookshop.

Isobel is summoned to her doctor's surgery late one afternoon.

Elizabeth Smither takes us into the richly imagined worlds of three women - Sylvie, her mother Madeleine and grandmother Isobel. The narrative shifts between the three women in three different cities: Auckland, Paris and Melbourne. Elizabeth tells their stories with warm, deeply observant humour, through their love affairs, rivalries, marriages and all the beautiful minutiae of everyday life. She draws the threads together subtly and surprisingly to achieve a perfectly resolved ending.

Described as having 'a gift for wry comedy combined with an eye for pinpoint detail', Elizabeth is one of New Zealand's finest writers.

Title: Loving Sylvie
Author: SMITHER ELIZABETH
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/04/2019
Price: $37.00
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Imprint: Allen & Unwin Australia
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781988547114
Available stock: 2
Price: $37.00