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Second Chances
"Finn fell." Such simple little words to start a story, such simple words that belie the truth behind the event. ...
Red Notice
International financier Bill Browder is one of Vladimir Putin's least favourite people. What on earth did he do to...
Where the Rekohu...
From the 19th century invasion of Rekohu (Chatham Islands) through to contemporary Aotearoa, this is the story of a...
Moor's Account, The
The 1527 Spanish expedition to colonise Florida decimated its original contingent of 300 souls to a mere four, one of...
Being Mortal
According to Benjamin Franklin, 'in this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes'. In this book...
Writers' Festival,...
The date is set, books have been written and read, programmes printed, invitations issued, tickets available and judges...
Song Collector, The
It takes the obnoxious antics of composer Harry Fox-Talbot's young grandson Robin to set Fox on the road to recovery. ...
Out Of The Shadows...
Millicent Macmillan Brown was so taken with Archie Baxter's stand as a conscientious objector, that she sought him out,...
Beauty of Humanity...
Taken to the USA as a child, Maggie Ly is returning to her Vietnamese roots, both in her capacity as a curator and as a...
Gap of Time, The
In this re-imagining of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, King Leontes is transformed into Leo, a hedge fund...
Universe Versus...
In Alex Wood's short life, there have been two major life-altering events, and it's hard to say which will have the...
Secret Chord, The
From shepherd to soldier to king, David of the bible's Old Testament was also a poet and harpist, as well as an...
Navigation
Navigation is Joy Cowley's story. From her childhood in 1940s Foxton, to family life, marriages and international...
Black River
No longer able to find solace in his beloved music, Wes Carver is a man who silently endures. He's returning home to...
Mornings in Jenin
Palestine 1948. The Abulheja family are forcibly removed from their ancestral home in Ein Hod and sent to live in a...
Other Side of the...
Charlotte and Henry are set to discover if the grass really is greener on the other side of the world. Moving 'down...
Cutting for Stone
Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash Orthopaedic...
Unravelling, The
It seems such an unlikely story: an ordinary British civilian advising the leadership of the US military in Iraq. Not...
Good Earth, The
The classic story of Wang Lung and his wife O-Lan. This remarkable novel depicts the suffering and hardship of poverty...
Now Is The Time
The Peasant's Revolt of 1381 bears all the hallmarks of contemporary headlines: taxes, property rights, violence and...
Sarah's Key
Paris, July 1942. Sarah, a 10 year old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door...
Moving
After more than half a century at her London address, artist and illustrator Edwina Spinner, is selling up. As she...
House of the...
Having lived in the house attached to the mosque for eight centuries, Aqa Jaan and his kin epitomise a devout Muslim...
Crossing, The
Giving life to the distressingly familiar images from the media, journalist and writer Samar Yazbek takes us to the...
Girl with the...
A Swedish novel featuring crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist investigating a decades old disappearance of a child. ...
Coming Rain
On the lookout for work, shearers Lewis McCleod and Painter Hayes arrive at Drysdale Downs, the West Australian station...
Caleb's Crossing
Bethia and Caleb's friendship bridges a cultural divide: Bethia is the daughter of a Puritan minister and Caleb is the...
Sapiens
Homo sapiens. Why not homo neanderthalensis or homo erectus? What set us apart from the handful of human species...
Thousand Hills to...
Many of the world's humanitarian efforts have been focused on Africa. How can those in emerging economies not just...
Trouble With Goats...
All is not as it seems on The Avenue. John Creasey's new wife Margaret has gone AWOL and neighbourhood sleuths...
Light Between...
Above all else, Isabel Sherbourne wants a baby. When in 1926 a dinghy washes ashore on the isolated West Australian...
My Life on the Road
The foundations for Gloria Steinem's adult life, spent on the move, were laid in her itinerant childhood. Growing up...
No Great Mischief
In 1779, driven out of his home, Calum MacDonald sets sail from the Scottish Highlands with his extensive family. ...
In Her Wake
The Pandora's box that is wrenched open with the sudden death of her parents, throws Bella Campbell's carefully ordered...
City of Tranquil...
Kuang P'ing Ch'ing, City of Tranquil Light, becomes the adopted home of Mennonite missionaries Will and Katherine Kieh....
In the Country
From the Middle East to the US and back to the Philippines, with mobility both reluctant and voluntary, the nine short...
Cove, The
Eking out a living on their patch of land, siblings Laurel and Hank Skelton keep to themselves until the arrival of...
Care and Handling...
As prickly as the roses she breeds, Galilee 'Gal' Garner lives a very disciplined existence. When she is not teaching...
Illuminations
Mystic, visionary, musician, healer and saint ... Hildegard von Bingen was an unconventional woman of her time. ...
Infinite Home
Edith's crumbling Brooklyn apartment building is home to an eclectic collection of tenants: Adeleine, Thomas, Paulie...
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