• Family History 2017
    Family History 2017
    A family's history turns on its head when a mother is diagnosed with breast cancer. Beyond the shock of discovering the disease, there are questions raised about genetics - all the more difficult when the mother's an adoptee. For Johanna Emeney, the members of her small, country family were also quickly overwhelmed by the city-based clinical world they found themselves in, and the way it depersonalised the central figure in their lives. In her second collection, Johanna brings her family history to the page - in all its uniqueness and ordinariness - and challenges the medical approach that can forget the person inside the patient.

    ISBN: 9780994137814
    Publication date: 05/05/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Emeney, Johanna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Feeding the Birds
    Feeding the Birds
    ISBN: 9781927242810
    Publication date: 10/09/2014
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Ireland, Kevin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Five Strings
    Five Strings
    Mack is a larger-than-life street philosopher and Puti's a former gang member looking for something more. Together, they're at the bottom of the heap. They live out their lives in a haze of smoke and alcohol, accompanied by a host of other characters scraping by on the fringes of society. Will any of them be redeemed? A poignant and humorous love story by distinguished Maori writer Apirana Taylor.

    ISBN: 9780473389482
    Publication date: 17/05/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Taylor, Apirana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Fletcher of the Bounty
    Fletcher of the Bounty
    The story of Fletcher Christian, sailor, adventurer and mutineer of the HMS Bounty. On the 28th of April 1789, mutineer Fletcher Christian seized command of the ship HMS Bounty from its captain, William Bligh. Fletcher of the Bounty is a fictional account of the Tahitian voyage, the mutiny and its mysterious aftermath. This is historical fiction at its finest.

    ISBN: 9781775541066
    Publication date: 01/08/2017
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Lay, Graeme
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Flow Whanganui River Poems
    Flow Whanganui River Poems
    Huihui: to gather. Like water does. Wherever bodies of water are, people settle, and stories collect. Six generations of poet Airini Beautrais' family have lived near the Whanganui River, the restless, all-encompassing figure at the heart of her fourth collection Flow. Flow is a brilliant polyphony of stories - large, small, geological, ecological, and human - that draw on many forms and voices and move through various stages of human settlement up to the present day. In March 2017, in a world first, the Whanganui River was granted the status of legal personhood. 'This remarkable sequence winds and eddies like the Whanganui River, filtering the region's many histories into something exhilarating and readable. Is verse the future of history?' - James Brown.

    ISBN: 9781776561148
    Publication date: 08/06/2017
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Beautrais, Airini
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Fresh Ink a Collection of Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand
    Fresh Ink a Collection of Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand
    Original works from a diverse but skilled group of New Zealand fictions writers, poets and artists. There are exciting new stories from established and respected writers as well as some 'fresh ink'from previously unpublished literary voices.

    ISBN: 9780473400583
    Publication date: 01/09/2017
    Price: $28.00
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Geering Interviews
    Geering Interviews
    Lloyd Geering forces us to respond to, rethink, and reinterpret Christian origins, institutions, and beliefs. He demands that we begin from a position of informed knowledge that includes a central engagement with science, religion, and scholarship. Geering came to prominence in an age when religion seemed to be losing its relevance. How do we explain his move from accused heretic to New Zealand's foremost public intellectual? Through interviews, expansive notes, and an excellent introduction, Michael Grimshaw guides us through the life and times of Lloyd Geering.

    ISBN: 9781598152142
    Publication date: 28/02/2018
    Price: $47.99
    Author: Grimshaw, Mike
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.99
  • Girl of Shadows
    Girl of Shadows
    The adventures of the transported convict women continue in this stunning sequel to Behind the Sun. Philippa Gregory meets Bryce Courtenay as Sydney's history comes vividly to life. What had they done? What had she and Sarah and Friday done? 1830: Convict girls Friday Woolfe, Harriet Clarke and Sarah Morgan have been transported to Sydney from London. Sarah has been assigned to jeweller Adam Green, Harriet is a maid for the Barrett family, and Friday is working as a prostitute in a brothel. Each of them is struggling to forget the brutal crime they committed. But their fate is no longer theirs to control. Vicious underworld queen Bella Jackson holds the girls' futures in the palm of her hand, biding her time until she exacts payment for what she knows about their misdeeds. Harriet, racked with guilt, becomes convinced that their lost friend is haunting them, and while Friday succumbs to the bottle, Sarah has to fight for everything she holds dear. Once again, the girls must join forces to save one of their own. But which one? And in the background Bella Jackson waits and watches ...Praise for Deborah Challinor: 'Challinor is a good storyteller; her characters have depth and her historical backdrops are well researched, seamlessly joining fact and fiction and creating a convincing, atmospheric yarn' Bookseller + Publisher 'Seamlessly fuses historical fact and engrossing fiction' Queensland Times

    ISBN: 9780732293000
    Publication date: 01/09/2014
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Challinor, Deborah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Godwits Fly
    Godwits Fly
    ISBN: 9781869402457
    Publication date: 01/10/2000
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Hyde, Robin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • 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.

    ISBN: 9780473383787
    Publication date: 03/04/2017
    Price: $32.00
    Author: Hall, Greg
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Heading Dog Who Split in Half Legends and Tall Tales from New Zealand
    Heading Dog Who Split in Half Legends and Tall Tales from New Zealand
    New Zealand has a rich--if often overlooked-- tradition of folk legends and tall tales. The Heading Dog Who Split in Half collects together some of the best of these, artfully adapted as graphic tales and complete with background notes. Together these stories conjure up the 'old, weird New Zealand': a place of phantom waka, romantic escapades in the early whaling days, magical sheepdogs and gargantuan crayfish. The book includes Pakeha, Maori and general New Zealand tales from around the country, including the poignant legend of Dunedin's Tunnel Beach, tales of Lake Tarawera's ghostly canoe, musterers' yarns from the Canterbury high country, contemporary urban myths, and more. The Heading Dog Who Split in Half uncovers a New Zealand not found in the history books, but which exists as a country of the imagination, half-familiar, half-dream. The Heading Dog Who Split in Half is a collaboration between writer Michael Brown and comics artist Mat Tait. About ten years ago, while undertaking postgraduate research into New Zealand folk music, Brown came across various local folk tales which he thought deserved to be more widely known.
    After approaching Tait, whose distinctive comics have been acclaimed in New Zealand and overseas, they began adapting these stories and soon piqued the interest of the local comics community. The result is The Heading Dog Who Split in Half, an anthology consisting mostly of previously unpublished material, which will appeal to graphic novel fans young and old, together with aficionados of Kiwi cultural history.

    ISBN: 9781927213575
    Publication date: 19/10/2015
    Price: $9.99
    Author: Brown, Dr. Michael
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $9.99
  • Heart of Coal
    Heart of Coal
    A compelling sequel to the best-selling novel The Denniston Rose. Eighteen years have passed since the child Rose arrived on Denniston, riding up the terrifying Incline on a stormy night. She has now grown into a young woman, intelligent and talented, with an outrageous zest for life. The trauma of her early years seems forgotten, though some recognise its shadow in her often unconventional behaviour. Rose is expected to marry her childhood friend the golden Michael Hanratty, but when dark and stubborn Brennan Scobie arrives back on the Hill after a seven-year absence, a challenge is inevitable. The opposition of Brennan's ambitious mother adds to the tension. This sequel to the best-selling The Denniston Rose continues to follow the fortunes of the remote West Coast coal-mining settlement. At the turn of the century Denniston is still isolated, but all that is about to change. New challenges will confront both Rose and this close-knit society. Staying or leaving will become an option. Heart of Coal is about loss and love, hope and despair. It is a story of convention and the lack of it and of the uncompromising spirit of a unique woman.

    ISBN: 9781869798437
    Publication date: 18/05/2012
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Pattrick, Jenny
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
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