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
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
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
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 wor.. More
When trying to make sense of real world issues like war and human rights, two teenagers discover the roots of these problems when they find themselves in conflict with their school about obedience and uniforms. The book tackles themes concerning the rights of individuals and takes a strong stance against war.
It starts on Anzac Day, but the .. More
Winner of the Pen Award for Best First Fiction 1994This moving novel of love and betrayal follows Helena as she learns to cope with being abandoned by her lover – renowned translator Navaz Nicholson – after travelling to an unfamiliar country to be with him. With her stubborn pride refusing to allow herself to return home, Helena begins to intercep.. More
Elena catches a glimpse of her friend Jeanie Roper in a New Zealand art gallery. It is twenty-three years since Jeanie suddenly disappeared. They had been close when Jeanie lived in Samoa with her bullying husband and gentle father. But why is Jeanie hiding her identity? Elena is intrigued to discover Jeanie has a daughter who is unaware of her .. More
“Well look at me. Jennifer! For heaven’s sake. How many times do I have to tell you to look at people when they’re talking to you? What’s wrong with you?”And that’s when I discovered there was something “wrong” with me. But I didn’t know what it was.At the age of 9, following years of problems with parents, teachers and counsellors who don't unders.. More
Raised by gorillas in the wild jungles of New Zealand, scarred in battles with vicious giant wetas, seduced by a beautiful young scientist, discovered by Memphis record producer Sam Phillips and adored by millions – the dirt-to-dreams life story of Caliban is as legendary as his 30 number one hits. That story came to a dramatic .. More
A new planet.A new life.A one-way trip.The colonists of DJar, all seeking a better future, each with their own past, and their own beliefs about right and wrong, try everything they can to create a new government and a new culture they can all be happy with. Benjamar has one last chance to get it right. If he succeeds, the colony will have a p.. More
A supernatural thriller — for 20 year old Lily MacDonald, aside from the death of her mother when she was only a child, growing up in the small town of Hawthorne, New Zealand has been relatively idyllic — until the day her safe and carefree world is torn apart by the detonation of a bomb in her work-place. Friends and colleagues peri.. More
A new planet.A new life.A one-way trip.The colonists of DJar, all seeking a better future, each with their own past, and their own beliefs about right and wrong, try everything they can to create a new government and a new culture they can all be happy with.‘Back to basics’ was the plan, but their new planet is none too keen on guests. Between stor.. More
Old World lamplighters once lit the streets of cities like Constantinople, Alexandria and Rome. In the countryside, in the new colonies, the Lamplighter doesn’t light passages through the dark; he lights perimeters against it, and the wildernesses beyond.
In the tiny South Island beach settlement of Porbeagle, Candle is apprentice to h.. More
Fourteen-year-old Mary feels trapped in her strict religious family. On Facebook she finds freedom chatting with twenty-year old Sean. As their friendship develops Mary weaves a web of lies so they can meet. Where will this relationship lead? Mary believes she has fallen in love with Sean but her life changes dramatically within the cou.. More
Amy is a store detective at Cutty’s, the oldest and grandest department store in the country. She’s good at her job. She can read people and catch them. But Cutty’s is closing down. Amy has a young baby, an ailing mother, and a large mortgage. She also has a past as an activist.This compelling novel opens in a police interview room, with Amy .. More
Thirteen-year-old Kaie does fine at school and takes a lot of responsibility at home despite his parents’ fights and his brother and sister’s tantrums – until the school counsellor decides that he, too, has a personality disorder. But Kaie’s parents are not prepared to allow their children to grow up on medications for being different. E.. More
Loosely based on my own life, we follow the life of Trent growing up in the Waikato.His family, friends, trials and tribulations are all here -- there's never a dull moment.A love story of unusual proportions entwines itself throughout two novels.The sequel OUTCAST is to follow... More
'Well, it seems like a good idea Papa,' said Lucy hesitantly. 'But those are your dreams, they're not mine. I don't share your vision and I don't need any cut flowers!'
'But why not Lucy?' asked Yodel.
'Because,' she explained, 'we have been farmers for many years — this we know. But we d.. More
A novel about the way technology has taken over our lives, it looks at the deeper effects that have shaped our lives in the 20th and early 21st Centuries through the Beatles 'All You Need is Love' mantra in the 1960s and the Nazis 'All You Need is Hate' mantra of the 1930s, and how the individual fits into the larger moments and movements of his.. More
Lizzie Quinn receives an anonymous letter in the mail. Then she is attacked. She goes back to school scared of her own shadow. A teacher she trusts finds a coach for a self defence class. But the letters keep coming and she knows the threat is still very real. A psychological thriller that also empowers. 13+ fiction. Fre.. More
Mason is not happy with his life selling insurance, but it all changes when he discovers that he has paranormal powers and is visited by Gabriel, a sentient being. Mason is told that he and others like him with telekinetic powers are required to help fight off a pending invasion of aliens.Gabriel’s adversary is another sentient with an old feud tha.. More
Marked Men tells the story of love between two men. The drama has a dream-like quality, that affirms the isolation and fragility of a human being, bordered by skin, who aches for connection in the embrace of another. David Lyndon Brown draws us into a world in which the interplay of radiance and darkness, joy and terror would be relentless if it we.. More
It’s 1928 and the world’s most famous novelist, Thomas Hardy, is dying in the upstairs room of Max Gate, the house he built in his beloved Dorset. Downstairs, his high-powered literary friends are becoming locked in a bitter fight with local supporters. Who owns Hardy’s remains? Who knew the great man best? What are the secrets.. More
Moonshine Eggs is the third novel in a trilogy of works based around the whimsical and comedic character of Harry Rejekt. Inseparable from his dog and his inherited crumbling farmhouse, Harry dreams of worldly travel whilst rarely venturing out from the Waikato country town where he lives. Adventure and love, gypsy friends, a Japanese backpacker, a.. More