• 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.

    ISBN: 9781988547114
    Publication date: 01/04/2019
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Smither, Elizabeth
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Mistake
    Mistake
    Elizabeth Taylor is a surgeon at a city hospital, a gifted, driven and rare woman excelling in a male-dominated culture.

    One day, while operating on a young woman in a critical condition, something goes gravely wrong.

    A Mistake is a compelling story of human fallibility, and the dangerous hunger for black and white answers in a world of exponential complication and nuance.


    `You'd think Carl Shuker couldn't get any better, but A Mistake is the novel at its visceral and emotional best. This is the most compelling book I've read in years. It pulls you along at breakneck speed through questions of failure, exposure and manners. Shuker reinvents the form with every novel and A Mistake is a masterpiece which feels more like a body than a book - the life pumps and glugs and flexes inside its pages.' -Pip Adam

    ISBN: 9781776562145
    Publication date: 14/03/2019
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Shuker, Carl
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Moonlight Sonata
    Moonlight Sonata
    A bitter-sweet novel of forbidden love and family secrets.

    'Some secrets should never be told.'

    It's the annual New Year family get-together. Molly is dreading having to spend time with her mother, but she is pleased her son will see his cousins and is looking forward to catching up with her brothers . . . Joe in particular.

    Under the summer sun, family tensions intensify, relationships become heightened and Molly and Joe will not be the only ones with secrets that must be kept hidden.

    'No one must ever know.'

    ISBN: 9780143773450
    Publication date: 02/07/2019
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Merriman, Eileen
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Necessary Secrets
    Necessary Secrets
    Spanning the four seasons of a year, Necessary Secrets tells the story of Dennis (Den) Sparks and his three adult children. Starting with Den contemplating his mortality on the day of his 70th birthday, the year ahead is told from four different points of view. A searing picture of NZ society today, the family deals with love, loss, financial struggles, drugs, domestic violence, and all the issues that Kiwis deal with daily. As he has done in his plays and his screen-writing, McGee turns a spotlight on the relationships and social issues of New Zealanders while making for an entertaining read.

    ISBN: 9781988516639
    Publication date: 11/04/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: McGee, Greg
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Pearly Gates
    Pearly Gates
    This entertaining and insightful novel both skewers and celebrates small-town New Zealand.Pat `Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considerable satisfaction in his achievements. He has a reputation as a former Otago rugby player and believes he would have been an All Black but for sporting injuries. He runs a successful real-estate agency in a provincial South Island town, of which he is the second-term mayor. Popular, happily married, well established, he cuts an impressive figure, especially in his own eyes. But will his pride and complacency come before a fall?

    ISBN: 9780143773153
    Publication date: 05/02/2019
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Marshall, Owen
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
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