If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present.
Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva ha... read more
Heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measure, DIFFERENTLY NORMAL is about first love and the sacrifices you'll make for the ones you hold close. For fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jojo Moyes.
For Maddy, life is all about routine. It has to... read more
A powerful allegorical tale about humanity and dignity and the ease with which we can justify brutality.Two mysterious strangers turn up at a hotel in a small country town. Where have they come from? Who are they? What catastrophe are they fleeing?The townspeople want answers, but... read more
The connection between a colony and its founder, centre and margin, is always paradoxical. Where once Britain sent colonists out into the world, now the descendants of those colonists return to interrogate the centre. This is a book about four of these returners: Harold Wil... read more
New Zealand Fiction
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Ockhams Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018|
`All the time on the island there had been something she was looking for. She knew she had to keep this in mind, and that she'd know what it was when she found it. Whatever it proved to be.' It's 1956 and Iola arrives on the island of Ibiza, on the fringes of Franco's Spain, wi... read more
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 ... read more
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... read more
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 Tahit... read more
In the larger sense, perhaps, they were trying to make a future. Somehow, all around, they felt vaguely that things were collapsing. All they could do in the midst of that was create something. It's 1975. A time of protest and upheaval is ending. A few years earlie... read more
A compendium of non-fiction pieces held together by the theme of 'Home' and commissioned from 21 of New Zealand's best writers. Strong, relevant, topical and pertinent, these essays are also compelling, provocative and affecting, they carry the reader from Dunedin to West ... read more
|Author:||Witi Ihimaera (editor), Tina Makereti (editor)|
New Zealand Fiction
A stunning collection of Oceanic stories for the 21st century. Stones move, whale bones rise out of the ground like cities, a man figures out how to raise seven daughters alone. Sometimes gods speak or we find ourselves in a not-too-distant future. Here are th... read more
The Nam Legacy is an epic love story set during the 60's and 70's. When the Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane drove parents crazy, teenagers found sexual freedom and peace slogans covered placards. When the Vietnam War abducted the nation's young men and sent th... read more