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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level: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 ... read more

The Luminaries
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 NZ Fiction

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

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

Series:The Denniston Rose
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

Friends since childhood, Norman and Lyn grow up as next-door neighbours in Herne Bay at the turn of the twentieth century. When Lyn is sent to manage a central North Island timber mill at the tender age of fourteen, Norman goes to visit him. There he is forced to confront a mysteri... read more

Swimmers' Rope
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 NZ Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2005.

Eighteen years have passed since the child Rose arrived on Denniston, riding up the terrifying Incline on a stormy night. She has now grown into a young woman, intelligent and talented, with an outrageous zest for life. The trauma of her early years seems forgotten, though some rec... read more

Heart of Coal
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 NZ Fiction

Series:A Wicked Approach To

A funny, touching, endearing romp towards happiness by one of New Zealand's best-loved writers. 'In 1997 I wrote my first book about always being on a diet but never being thin. I wanted to call it Screw You Dolores after an anecdote that I felt summed up the attitude I wanted to promote, but my publi... read more

Screw You Dolores
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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:Very Good

This is a novel of family secrets and tensions, and distant past grievances, set like so much of Maurice Gee's fiction in the West Auckland town of Loomis. It is also vintage Maurice Gee, widely recognised as New Zealand's finest living fiction writer. Publication will be a signific... read more

Access Road
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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:Very Good

Everything becomes clearer in reverse – because sometimes, things have to be taken apart to be understood. In the near future, an exact replica of the world's tallest tower, Dubai's Burj al Khalifi, is being built on New Zealand's West Coast. It's an exercise in economic stimulation and national... read more

I'm working on a building
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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:Very Good
Awards:Winner of New Zealand Post Book Awards: Fiction 2010. Shortlisted for PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Cover 2010 and Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2010.

Winner of the New Zealand Post Book Awards Fiction category. Alison Wong's outstanding first novel is set in Wellington in the early twentieth century and spans the years 1905 to 19... read more

As the Earth Turns Silver: A Novel
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 NZ Fiction

Reading Level:Very Good

Beautifully written, brilliantly observed and ultimately optimistic, this novel by one of New Zealand's finest writers powerfully captures those times when death puts life on hold. Sheff is disillusioned with journalism, and with plans to travel overseas chucks in his job. But first he goes south to A... read more

Carnival Sky
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 NZ Fiction

The complete classic stories by New Zealand's most famous writer. Unlike many selected editions, this is a complete collection of all 75 of Katherine Mansfield's finished stories taken from her five books: Bliss, The Garden Party, The Doves' Nest, Something C... read more

Katherine Mansfield's Short Stories
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