Novels (contemporary)

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Farmer Bill

New Zealand agriculture has seen huge changes in the period from the end of WWII to the 2000 Millennium. Mechanisation, new products, new plants and animals, and changing financial fortunes. Technical and management changes on farms and political and economic influences off it. Horses were replaced by tractors and trucks, haystacks by barns and bal..  More

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Fishing for Māui

A novel about food, whānau and mental illness.Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep – just to take her mind off worries over her patients, her children, their father and the next family dinner. Elena is so obsessed with health, traditional food, her pregnancy and her blog she doesn’t notice that her partner, Malcolm the ethicist, is getti..  More

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Fourteen Stones

Fourteen Stones is a richly layered, character-driven fantasy. The tribal people called the Pala Vaia, “First and Lost Ones,” have lived in Lassar since ancient times and coexisted with the Lasska people, but they have always been wanderers, seemingly out of place wherever they are. Now Lassar’s fanatical new ruler, Impera Shurik, wants to destroy ..  More

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Full Time

In Stokes Valley and the Hutt, Kevin Pearce's rugby achievements are legendary. Now in his forties and living in London, Kevin's son Joe still treasures the memories of the rugby, family and life experiences he shared with his dad.Returning for a visit to his ailing father, now afflicted with Alzheimer's, Joe searches for his childhood friend, the ..  More

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Gang Girl

The Gang stole her childhood.She won’t let them claim the rest of her life.New Zealand, 1970. Born into the gang, Alicia longs to escape the misery of her childhood. The daughter of a notorious gang leader, her dream of freedom falls apart when she’s pledged in blood to her cousin Mickey.Happiness seems further away than ever once Mickey grows into..  More

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Geyser in the Creek

A comic novel about the sudden appearance of a geyser in a Bay of Plenty village, the tsunami of tourists and bureaucratic and private entrepreneurs out to exploit the attraction. The retired postmaster, stationmaster and storekeeper lead the local fight to preserve a quiet life disrupted a generation ago in the prequel 'Gold in the Cre..  More

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Gifted

One day in 1955 the ‘father of New Zealand fiction’ finds a young woman on his doorstep. A writer herself, she has recently emerged from a lengthy spell in hospital and is looking for somewhere safe to live and write. Somewhat to his own surprise, not to mention discomfort, he takes her in. What happens behind that high Takapuna hedg..  More

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Girls High

"If Jane Austen had been able to read Virginia Woolf, she would have gone on to write something like Girls High...A moving story of how people mature, it's a joy to read." The Daily Mail. Barabara Anderson's first book. ..  More

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Gold in the Creek: a Dinkum Kiwi Farce

Gold is discovered in the rural backwater of Kotuku, recently monstered by government cutbacks. The ex-postmaster has been trying to unite villagers and retirement condo snobs to save the last vestige of village life, the bowling club. Now they have no choice but to combine forces against an influx of gold-seeking riff-raff. The NZ List..  More

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Golden Deeds

A tale of murder mystery and Meccano Golden Deeds tells the story of the middle-aged Patrick Mercer, lying unconscious in a hospital bed: of the teenaged Laura Pearse's disappearance and the grieving of her bereft parents; and the story of Colette, a young woman seeking a new life in a strange city. In warm, compassionate and beautiful prose..  More

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Goliath and the Gang

Aaron was just five years old when they took his mother away …Raised by his aunt after losing his mother, he’s bullied by his uncle and tormented by his loathsome cousins. His dream of making something of his life, of becoming an entrepreneur like his late father, rapidly disappears in the wake of his miserable childhood.The sudden appearance of a ..  More

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Greta and Valdin

‘The modern world is too much for me. I feel like I’m George of the Jungle.’ —Greta'At the moment, for personal reasons, I don't like reading things about people being in love with each other.' —ValdinValdin is still in love with his ex-boyfriend Xabi, who used to drive around Auckland in a ute but now drives around Buenos Aires in one. Greta is in..  More

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Half My Life

Katy struggles with anxiety and compulsive behaviour disorders. She self-harms and is seeing a counsellor. When she starts dating it only increases her anxieties. Then her parents hear her Yiayia (grandmother) is ill in Greece and maybe dying. The family decide to visit. Reluctant at first Katy eventually decides to embrace the trip as a way to lea..  More

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Hauntings (Book One in the Wraiths and Strays series)

Best friends, Marcus and James, living in the quiet village of Boughton Chapel in Kent, unexpectedly find themselves redundant and out of work. Faced with a grim future of dole queues and dead-end jobs, they decide instead to set themselves up as paranormal investigators. Equipped with little more than enthusiasm and the variable support of their f..  More

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Head Over Heels

Rushing from one crisis to another, Penny Rushmore has a name to live up to, coping with a demanding job and still adapting to life without her husband Steve. The first set-back comes when she hears that the glamorous young woman Steve took off with is pregnant. According to Charlotte, Penny's daughter, Steve and Jacinta are head over heels ..  More

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Heart of Coal

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..  More

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Henry Morton's Pupil

Against the backdrop of London in the Swinging Sixties, Penelope Lloyd-Hargreaves, recently called to the Bar, serves her pupillage under the supervision of Henry Morton, the senior barrister at Forsythe Chambers. Defending a young man framed for murder, Penny and Morton find their case is part of something far larger and more complex, involvi..  More

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Hold the Line

Set in 1981 when New Zealand hosted the Springboks rugby team from apartheid South Africa. Protestor Beth's family loyalties and a love affair grow increasingly complicated as national anger and violence kick in. In this fast-paced novel, the nuances and tensions of the infamous 1981 Springbok Tour are laid bare...  More

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Home Theatre

Welcome to the Repertory Apartments—where scenes of tenderness and trouble, music and magic, the uncanny and the macabre play out on intimate stages.A mother and her young son battle an infestation of ants. A bass player is beset by equine hallucinations. A widow seeks a new home with a spare room for guests. A radio factory foreman intercepts quee..  More

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Hunters' Gold

HUNTERS’ GOLD is a Mainstream novel. 103,000 words.The words on the cover — an unexpected event can have the potential to alter the future — is the key to John and Sarah Garrett’s aspirations upon their arrival to New Zealand in the 1880’s. A gift of gold sovereigns allows them to realise their dreams for themselves and for future generations on th..  More

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I Laugh Me Broken

Ginny is feeling lighter and heavier at the same time. She’s just learned from her cousin about a devastating genetic inheritance – but the revelation has brought a new logic to her mother’s death many years before, and to her mother’s love.Leaving her fiancé in the dark, Ginny flees to Germany to research a novel about the maverick sea captain Cou..  More

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I'm Working on a Building

Everything becomes clearer in reverse – because sometimes, things have to be taken apart to be understood. In the near future, an exact replica of the world's tallest tower, Dubai's Burj al Khalifa, is being built on New Zealand's West Coast. It's an exercise in economic stimulation and national confidence-building aft..  More

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If Only

K’s first real try at breaking the rules proves to be a bit of disaster. The constant wondering what might have happened if only she had chosen differently. But then that disaster meant she met a boy, she learnt the truth, and she just might get to save a life – the life of a whale.Family secrets once again come to the fore in this new novel from A..  More

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in a fishbone church

  When Clifford Stilton dies, his son Gene crams his carefully kept diaries into a hall cupboard - but Clifford's words have too much life in them to be ignored, and start to permeate his family's world. Clifford taught Gene about how to find rocks and fossils, and about how to kill birds and fish. Gene passes on a similar i..  More

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