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 NZ Fiction

Nancy has gone from NY to NZ and lives a peaceful life with her Kiwi husband, Mike, and their seven-year-old daughter, Chloe - until a holiday escape to Fiji takes an unexpected turn. Over the next decade she will have to deal with both the fall-out and her idiosyncratic mother-in-law, Edith. Against ... read more

A Can of Sunshine
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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Winner of the 2013 Sir Julius Vogel Award for best youth novel.

What happens when we die?
This has been the third question on mankind's faq list since the dawn of time (numbers one and two being: Is this edible? and Excuse me, would you care to breed? ). I know what happens. Believe me, I'd rather not. But I do. The... read more

The Prince of Soul and the Lighthouse
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 NZ Fiction

Series:The Denniston Rose
Reading Level:very good
Awards:Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2004.

The bleak coal-mining of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above the West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. Into this chaotic community come five-year-old Rose and her mother. Set in the 1880s, this is story of a spirited child who remains a s... read more

The Denniston Rose (#1)
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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Winner of the Man Booker Prize - 2013. NZ POST BOOK AWARDS - Fiction Winner 2014 NZ POST BOOK AWARDS - People's Choice Winner 2014

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has ... read more

The Luminaries
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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:Very Good
Awards:New Zealand Post Book Awards 2012 Finalist: Fiction

Auckland, June 1886. Ngati Wai chief Paratene Te Manu spends long sessions, over three long days, having his portrait painted by the Bohemian painter Gottfried Lindauer. Hearing of Lindauer's planned trip to England reminds him of his own journey there, twenty years earlier, with a par... read more

Rangatira
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 NZ Fiction

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Hohepa Te Umuroa is with Te Rauparaha at the Wairau killings in the 1840s, and at Boulcotts Farm in the Hutt Valley when white settlers lose their lives. Convicted of insurrection, he and four companions are transported to the convict town of Hobart to serve their sentences. Ism... read more

The Trowenna Sea
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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:Very Good

Set on the desolate, moody coastline near Kawhia, this beautifully written and insightful novel paints a warm and sensitive portrait of the many forms love takes - the destructive, the forbidden and, ultimately, the healing. Marion Flint lives alone on the wild west ... read more

The Kindness of Your Nature
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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:Near Fine

'The Southern Cross cuts through my heart instead of through the sky.' A weekend away from home. But where is home? Is it London? Or New Zealand? Grace Cleave, expatriate novelist living in London, is holidaying in the north of England. Her host asks why she has abandoned... read more

Towards Another Summer
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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:very good

The little French girl, Lily L'Alouette, was singing and dancing almost as soon as she could walk, and performing became as much a part of her as breathing. When she is left an orphan in an unfamiliar country after her parents have emigrated to New Zealand, it is performing in a circus t... read more

Skylark
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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:good
Awards:Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Readers' Choice Award 2009 Overall Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2009 Winner of the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Senior Fiction 2009 Runner-up for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Fiction Category 2009 Shortlisted for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Young Adult Fiction 2009  Shortlisted for the Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2009 Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Esther Glen Medal for Junior Fiction 2009

Frankie Parsons is a worrier. Are the smoke alarm batteries dead? Does the cat have worms? Could that odd-shaped spot on his chest be cancer? What about bird flu?
Most of the people in Frankie's world--his father, his brother and sister, his great-aunts, his best friend-... read more

The 10PM Question
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 NZ Fiction

A fascinating novel based on the life of the infamous baby farmer Minnie Dean, the only woman in New Zealand history ever to be hanged.
Accused of infanticide and awaiting trial and then sentence, Minnie confides in the Reverend Lindsay. Alternating between these two... read more

The Day She Cradled Me
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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Winner of Betty Trask Award 2009 and New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Book Awards: Hubert Church Award for Fiction 2009. Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Fiction Category 2009 and Guardian First Book Award 2009 and Dylan Thomas Prize 2010.

In the aftermath of a high-school sex scandal caused by a teacher's affair with an underaged student, a group of teenage girls becomes the focus of public scrutiny. After a local drama school decides to turn the scandal into a play, the boundaries between private and public, and fact and fiction, begin to dissolve.

The Rehearsal
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