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The Swimmers

Erin’s mother has motor neurone disease and has decided to take her fate into her own hands. As Erin looks back at her twenty-six-year-old self, she can finally tell the story of the unimaginable task she faced one winter.‘Chloe Lane’s The Swimmers is by turns touching, resonate, fiercely candid, and beautifully written. In this novel about a daugh..  More

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The Thread

Jack has come home to New Zealand. He’s getting old and he’s tired. When Jack sets off by boat from the coast, inland along a meandering tidal river to his hometown, he’s doing a favour for the Australian police — or so he hopes. Along the way, while discovering sites of what might be unexplained or even ancient occupation, he runs into troubl..  More

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The Tūī Has Landed

“Are we calling it ‘encouragement’ now? I like it. Less in your face than ‘blackmail’.”Becky, unlucky in love and facing unemployment, won’t let life get her down. Anahera, stepmum to three boisterous boys, has found love but is struggling to find her place in the world.When Anahera’s life is unexpectedly turned upside down, she and Becky recruit t..  More

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The Vaccination Inquisition

2023: a true dystopia.Fear is the dominant emotion. Those who use fear as their weapon can rule the world and manipulate most people. The few that are left must stand their ground and find a way to help wake the others from their nightmare before the Inquisition gets them...  More

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The Vintner's Luck

One summer evening in 1808, Sobran Jodeau stumbles through his family's vineyard in Burgundy, filled with wine and love sorrows. As Sobran sways in a drunken swoon, an angel appears out of nowhere to catch him.Once he gets over his shock, Sobran decides that Xas, the male angel, is his guardian sent to counsel him on everything from marriage..  More

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The Water Treatment

Inspired by a real life murder mystery, this classic “Who dunnit?” is populated by easily recognized and believable characters. Women throw themselves at Kevin. Is Martin a genuine SNAG or just an opportunist? Emily discovers the father of her child has become a brutal gang leader. Ordinary Kiwis take a walk outside the law. They..  More

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The West Coast Whitebait Children - Book 1

Intimate secrets shared with a stranger Books One and Two are part of a series. They are based on the intimate and vivid depiction of the lives and legends of characters, places and events from the South Island over the past sixty or so years, particularly on the West Coast. They are about the complexities of growing up, youthful and elderly rom..  More

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The West Coast Whitebait Children - Book 2

Intimate secrets shared with a stranger Books One and Two are part of a series. They are based on the intimate and vivid depiction of the lives and legends of characters, places and events from the South Island over the past sixty or so years, particularly on the West Coast. They are about the complexities of growing up, youthful and elderly roman..  More

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The Wish Child

At the heart of Catherine Chidgey’s extraordinary new novel is an enigmatic voice that tells the story of German families caught up in a nation’s dream.It’s 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who cuts pro..  More

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Their faces were shining

When Hope Paterson plunges into a construction hole at her local mall and saves a child from drowning, she believes this is a sign from God. Maybe her marriage, her relationship with her daughter – even her diet – will be revitalized. Days later, a car crashes outside Hope’s office. The young passenger is dead but the driver ha..  More

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Time Will Tell

Have you ever thought, “I’ve often wondered why some people say and do the things they say and do?” Get ready to be informed, entertained, and enlightened.We each live according to a number of influences: our genetic make-up, family culture, life experiences, world-views, interests, happy and unhappy circumstances, rigidity or our fluidity – the li..  More

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Tomorrow the World

The Nazis have won WWII — in the occupied countries of Britain and Europe small resistance forces combat each other and the German SS to overthrow the fascist rule. Meanwhile Hitler is senile and dying as his top commanders plot to become the next Führer.Tomorrow the World is an alternative history thriller that draws on MK Joseph’s first-hand expe..  More

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Travesty

In a neglected corner of Travesty, in an apartment building called the rathouse, five marginals take on the universe. Drunk Len takes a gamble on salvation, but can he find the ticket? Nisa Michelangelo reconstructs his David with a vital difference, but can art defeat time? Dr Reingold, the keeper of the files, finds himself doing the bidding of h..  More

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Treyak (second edition): part four 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. In town, Benjamar is determined to keep things from falling apart.Crossing the contin..  More

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Trifecta

TRIFECTA looks at the odds in the lives of the three children of Martin and Agnes Klepka. Martin was one of the refugees of Nazism who famously brought Modernist architecture and ‘real coffee’ to New Zealand. Many years after his early death from a heart attack, Klepka’s children are struggling in their different ways with the difficult legacy of ..  More

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Trouble in Mind

Trouble in Mind is an intense voyage into the life of a young woman, and a serious reflection upon the art of novel-writing. It is at once a twenty-first century novel and not a novel at all, but an eyeball, subject and object, made up of a million cells. "Experimental, assured, contemporary and local, Trouble in Mind is a healthy new leaf in the o..  More

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Two Dogs One Bone

So you don’t believe in dog gods, huh? You should. They sneak up on you when you least expect it. That’s what happened to New Zealander Katy Pallis. She had big plans for her future. But the dog gods had big plans for her future too. Quite different from hers. They won. They always do.   Welcome, Katy. Their faces beamed down to her. Your..  More

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Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley

A sleepy bohemian neighbourhood. An ancient legend from the ancient past. A brilliant but troubled young writer. A voluptuous healer. A shadowy cult and its sinister leader. A trail of riddles;a hidden artefact. An explicit sex scene, then a struggle for ultimate power. And a final, unspeakable secret. Unspeakable..  More

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Venetian Rogues

A tale of seduction, intrigue and caprice, art and betrayal and love, set in the most enchanting, mysterious and improbable city in the world: Venice. With accompanying photographs by Louis H. Hamel, Jr., and the author...  More

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Wake

An invisible monster is what you can't see coming. It has unknown qualities. With an invisible monster you never know when you're in danger and when you're safe – if you retreat to your fortress you can't be sure you haven't locked it in with you. The invisible monster is something on which no one is an expert. But ever..  More

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What's In A Name?

A fun filled tale for the 21st Century and guaranteed to put a smile on your face! A book for the poolside, the beach or a rainy afternoon.Single and twenty-something Prudence Miller is living a boring, humdrum life as a mildly inefficient tax clerk for the Inland Revenue when fate throws her a curved ball. One morning on her way to work, in a cas..  More

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When I open the shop

In his small noodle shop in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, a young chef obsessively juliennes carrots. Nothing is going according to plan: the bills are piling up, his mother is dead, and there are strangers in his kitchen. The ancestors are watching closely.Told through a series of brilliant interludes and jump cuts, When I open the shop is sometimes blackl..  More

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Who Was That Woman Anyway? Snapshots of a Lesbian Life

Emerging brittle and cynical from a wildly dysfunctional family, Ngaio careers from ice cream factory to children's home to Oxford to rehab. Along the way, she discovers herself and her sexuality -- at raucous parties with trainee nurses, in feminist encounter groups and Wiccan covens, in university classrooms and legendary sapphic hotspots...  More

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