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Peter Simpson in reviewing Owen Marshall's stories in the New Zealand Listener wrote: 'Marshall is held in uncommon affection by New Zealand readers -- generally we admire and respect rather than love our writers.' This love is perhaps evoked not just by the super... read more

Owen Marshall : Selected Stories
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Awards:Short-listed for The Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book South East Asia and South Pacific 2011.

One day in 1955 the 'father of New Zealand fiction' finds a young woman on his doorstep. A writer herself, she has recently emerged from a lengthy spell in hospital and is looking for somewhere safe to live and write. Somewhat to his own surprise, not to mention discomfort, he takes her in.

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

Her came from behind and held her in his arms, told her to look again at earth and sky and water. Could she see how the world turned silver? People died, he told her, because they were afraid. They did not go out at night on dangerous water. They did not see the earth a... read more

As the Earth Turns Silver
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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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During the long summer holiday, the Lampton and Hallwright families gather in a large beach house belonging to Prime Minister David Hallwright and his wife Roza. The weather is perfect and outwardly all is well, but tension is brewing underneath the surface.
There is an unusual bond u... read more

Soon
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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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Watch of Gryphons And Other Stories
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When 29-year old Suki Piper returns to London after years away following her mother's death, she hopes for a warm homecoming. Instead, she feels like a stranger. Looking for a way back in, she pays a visit to Peggy, the charismatic bohemian who lived above her family's old Notti... read more

The Girl Below
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Heart-warming and compulsive reading, this is an entertaining, lively and moving novel from one of New Zealand's favourite authors. 'Donny Mac was released at Eastertime about a month before Pansy Holloway, also known as Nightshade, disappeared for good.' After a short stint in prison on trumped-up ch... read more

Heartland
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Among the numerous pieces of writing that Katherine Mansfield produced during her short life, there were fifteen stories that were not completed on her death but which she had intended for inclusion in her collection named after one of t... read more

Second Violins: New Stories Inspired by Katherine Mansfield
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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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