Novels (contemporary)

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In the Neighbourhood of Fame

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

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In the Real World

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

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In Translation

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

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Inheritance

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

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Inside the Black Horse

The book that inspired the TVNZ series VEGAS.Pio Morgan is waiting outside a pub on a cold winter’s night. There is a debt he must pay and no options left. What he does next drags a group of strangers into a web of confusion that over the course of a few days changes all their lives. There’s the young Māori widow just trying to raise her children, ..  More

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Jenna's Journal - Labels

“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

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Jungle Rock Blues

  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

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Kāwai: For Such a Time is This

This epic historical adventure tells the story of pre-colonial Aotearoa New Zealand like it’s never been told before. A young Māori man, compelled to learn the stories of his ancestors, returns to his family marae on the east coast of the North Island to speak to his elderly grand-uncle, the keeper of the stories. What follows is the enthralling ac..  More

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Kelot (second edition): part five of Of a Note in a Cosmic Song

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

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Kicking Out

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

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Kitten

Rosemary, a trans girl, has many conflicting qualities. She’s super smart but flawed, polyamorous but timid, promiscuous but inexperienced. She’s surprising, and surprised by herself.A call that Rosemary’s grandmother is dying puts her on the bus from Te Whanganui-a-Tara back to Kirikiriroa. There, with her mother, half-sister, and other family and..  More

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Kun DJar: part three of Of a Note in a Cosmic Song

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

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Lamplighter

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

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Laters

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

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Leaping Into Love

Since Mollie was little, she’s dreamed of a gorgeous frog whisking her away and loving her forever. So far, all of her lovers have left her with a broken heart. Enter Freddie, the handsome leader of the local choir. Will Freddie be able to help Mollie to move past her previous rejections and leap into love?Leaping Into Love is an allegorical story ..  More

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Lifting

 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

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Lohland (second edition)

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

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Loop Tracks

It’s 1978: the Auckland abortion clinic has been forced to close and sixteen-year-old Charlie has to fly to Sydney, but the plane is delayed on the tarmac. It’s 2019: Charlie’s tightly contained Wellington life with her grandson Tommy is interrupted by the unexpected intrusions of Tommy’s first girlfriend, Jenna, and the father he has never known, ..  More

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Lost Possessions

They have left me.The door is locked.The room is entirely bare.. . .Lost Possessions, a novella, was published in 1985, shortly before The Bone People won the Booker Prize.Keri Hulme (1947–2021) was born in Christchurch, of Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe and Orkney ancestry on her mother’s side, and English on her father’s. She identified Moeraki on the Otag..  More

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Loveable Rogue

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

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Lucy Lavender and the Topiary City

'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

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Mad if Y' Do

It was past midnight, and I was only a few kilometres from my destination when I noticed flashing blue lights in my rear-view mirror…It’s the summer of 1980 and Sam, a charismatic young man of eighteen years, leaves New Zealand seeking adventure. A series of dramatic events unfold, trapping Sam on the South Coast of NSW.He meets and befriends expat..  More

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Make a Hard Fist

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

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Malakim: Battle of the Outback

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

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