Category:

 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:From 8 To 99

Storm Boy and his father live alone in a humpy among the sandhills between the Southern Ocean and the Coorong - a lonely, narrow waterway that runs parallel to a long stretch of the South Australian coast. Among the teeming birdlife of the Coorong, Storm Boy finds... read more

Storm Boy (55th Anniversary Edition)

Category:

 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:near fine

Spanning the four seasons of a year, Necessary Secrets tells the story of Dennis (Den) Sparks and his three adult children. Starting with Den contemplating his mortality on the day of his 70th birthday, the year ahead is told from four different points of view. A searing pictur... read more

Necessary Secrets

Category:

 NZ Fiction

A long-time resident of Tamahere in Waikato, David communicated with farmers for more than 40 years through his cartoons - his main character, Jock, is recognised as a national identity. His cartoons appeared in the New Zealand Farmer for 34 years and on the Jock calendar for the pas... read more

Jock's Country
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Category:

 NZ Fiction

On tiny, isolated Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf is a treatment facility for alcoholic men. It's here, at the Salvation Army-run home, that three characters at very different points in their lives will find themselves gathered, each for reasons of their own. There is Katherine, known... read more

Rotoroa

Category:

 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Longlisted for the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2019

The Ice Shelf - an eco-comedy. On the eve of flying to Antarctica to take up an arts fellowship, thirty-something Janice, recently separated, has a long night of remembrance, regret and realisation as she goes about the city looking for a friend to take care of her fridge while she... read more

The Ice Shelf

Category:

 NZ Fiction

Series:Virago Modern Classics Ser.
Reading Level:very good

One of the great autobiographies of the twentieth century ... A journey from luminous childhood, through the dark experiences of supposed madness, to the renewal of her life through writing fiction. It is a heroic story, and told with such engaging tone, humorous perspective... read more

An Angel at My Table

Category:

 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:Very Good

Obsession is a literary mystery tale, the story of an obsessive love affair, and the repercussions long after the affair has ended. The two people at the heart of the story are writers. The third person in the triangle is a celebrated poet of Dalmatian extraction. It recreates the era ... read more

Obsession

TERRIFIC NEW NEW ZEALAND POETRYPoetry New Zealand, this country's longest-running poetry magazine, showcases new writing from New Zealand and overseas. It presents the work of talented newcomers as well as that of established voices.Issue #51 features 128 new poe... read more

Poetry New Zealand Yearbook: 2017

Category:

 NZ Fiction

New York, summer of 2007. The Iraq War still rages. Domestic terror threats abound. The iPhone is about to launch. But the biggest story is straight bananas flooding the city, overtaking crack and heroin.
Rich or poor, no one can resist peelin' straight. Is it a plot? I... read more

The Straight Banana

Category:

 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:very good
Awards:BOOK OF THE YEAR and Fiction category winner -New Zealand Post Book Awards 2013 What the judges said: "Gunn sets herself what for many would be impossible challenges and then meets every one of them brilliantly - not least making bagpipe compositions sound so musically and intellectually stimulating that all of us are firm converts."

"The Big Music" tells the story of John Sutherland of 'The Grey House', who is dying and creating in the last days of his life a musical composition that will define it. Yet he has little idea of how his tune will echo or ... read more

The Big Music

Category:

 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:Near Fine

From the winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book, this strikingly original novel is at turns a gothic tale of a father's obsession, a castaway story worthy of a Boy's Own adventure and a thorny remembrance of past tragedies. The skin was smooth and brig... read more

The Mannequin Makers (SRC)

Category:

 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:Very Good

A unique blend of a compelling story with insights into writing from a prize-winning author...some of us are not satisfied with that one life, even if it is shared with many friends and relatives. Writers take what we learn of human nature and, fuelled by our longings for other... read more

The Writing Class