AJ Fikry owns a failing bookshop. His wife has just died, in tragic circumstances. His rare and valuable first edition has been stolen. His life is a wreck. Amelia is a book rep, with a big heart, and a lonely life Maya is the baby who ends up on AJ's bookshop floor with a note. What happens in the bookshop that changes the l... read more

The Collected works of A.J. Fikryis by Gabrielle Zevin, who is one of my favourite YA authors, though this is adult fiction. It is set in an independent bookshop run by a widowed man who has his ‘retirement plan’ stolen, adopts a baby who is abandoned in the shop, and has to re-think his future. I enjoyed this &nd... read more

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Even monsters need peace. Even monsters need a person who truly wants to listen - to hear - so that someday we might find the words that are more than boxes. Then maybe we can stop men like me from happening...A prisoner sits on death row in a high security prison. His only escape is through the words he dreams about, the wor... read more

I was intrigued hearing Stella describe this book, written from the perspective of a death-row inmate, as "beautiful".  But right from page one I was hooked by this stunning novel. I found myself drawn in not by the stark grim reality of death-row life, but by the tender narration of the story within the story. There is ... read more

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Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, the region a battlefield between anti and pro slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an arguement between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town with Brown, who believes ... read more

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Author:Colm Toibin
Awards:Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2013

Provovative, haunting and indelible, Colm Tóibín’s portrait of Mary presents her as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity. In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son’s ... read more

MAN BOOKER SHORTLIST 2013.
The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin is a book I had my eye on for quite a while. It was a rather beautiful read, a brave imagining of the often depicted but rarely explored character of Mary. Through her eyes, Toibin recounts the experience of losing her son Jesus and what impact it had on he... read more

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On a hot, dry day a four-year old girl named Raisa was taken out into a busy street by her parents and abandoned. As young Raisa is passed among orphanages and foster families, she is renamed Nadia Stepan and learns to don new personas as needed. She also learns to escape into the world of her imagination, a verdant place of ... read more

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From the headland, we look across to the lighthouse on Seal Island where Mr Hammett has to take the gas bottle to keep the light flashing at night. Aunt Cele says there is no land between us and the bottom of the world where everything is white ice and there are penguins as big as men, but I know this already because Dunc has... read more

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The fields at Raven Fen yield barely enough for Agne and his family to live on, and his young son Klas can only watch as despair consumes his father. While Klas dreams of migrating birds - of escape - Agne imagines his crops devoured by insects never seen in Sweden, predicts endless cycles of storm and drought, hears only the... read more

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In the opening pages of this novel, an accident brings a young girl to the attention of the Preacher, the all-powerful leader of a religious cult secluded in the jungle. Trina has only dim memories of the life she lived with her mother before they joined the community and the closed, close society is all she knows. When she i... read more

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What happens when a love story has an infinite number of possible endings? What if a computer re-sorts a novel so that no copy is the same? A radical assault upon the novel from one of Italy's most radical artists. The story involves two lovers, there is disruption on the streets of Milan, protesters by Porta Ticinese. Can th... read more

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This is a stunning return from the prize-winning and best-selling author of The Secret Scripture. Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out to write his story. He feels h... read more

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The new novel from Yiyun Li, author of The Vagrants and the Guardian First Book Award-winning A Thousand Years of Good Prayers. When Moran, Ruyu, and Boyang were young, they were involved in a mysterious 'accident' in which a young woman was poisoned. Now grown up, the three friends are separated by this incident, and by time... read more

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1945. The Second World War has gone on too long. Shops are closed 'for the duration'. Trains run a restricted service 'for the duration'. Life has paused, for the duration. A little girl, Pamela, is growing up fast. A young Englishman, Rupert Blundell, vows there'll be no more wars. Both are waiting for their lives to begin. ... read more

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Fiction > Fiction - Crime

The very best in crime fiction

This is the new Philip Marlowe mystery from the Booker Prize winning John Banville, writing as Benjamin Black. Maybe it was time I forgot about Nico Peterson, and his sister, and the Cahuilla Club, and Clare Cavendish. Clare? The rest would be easy to put out of my mind, but not the black-eyed blonde...It is the early 1950s, ... read more

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It's 1946 and Regina Robichard is the first woman to be hired by Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. One day, Regina comes across a letter from M. P. Calhoun, the most famous yet reclusive author in the country. As a child Regina was captivated by Calhoun's The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black ... read more

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Cambridge University in 1937 is awash with ideas and idealists - to unworldly Joan it is dazzling. After a chance meeting with Russian-born Sonya and Leo, Joan is swept up in the glamour and energy of the duo, and finds herself growing closer and closer to them both. But allegiance is a slippery thing. Out of university and w... read more

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Author:Hilary Mantel
Series:Wolf Hall
Awards:Man Booker Winner 2012 NZ Listener Winner 2012

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012 With this historic win for BRING UP THE BODIES, Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author and the first woman to be awarded two Man Booker Prizes, as well as being the first to win with two consecutive nove... read more

After a quick rereading of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel I began Bring Up the Bodies, her second novel about Thomas Cromwell, with great anticipation, and I was not disappointed. Mantel writes so beautifully and really g... read more

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From internationally bestselling author Andrea Camilleri, a brilliant, bawdy historical novel that will surprise even the most die-hard Montalbano fans. In 1880s Vigata, a stranger comes to town to open a pharmacy. Fofo turns out to be the son of a man legendary for having a magic garden stocked with plants, fruits, and veget... read more

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Author:Hugh Howey

An epic story of life, love and survival at all odds and one of the most-talked and anticipated books of the year.
In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant undergro... read more

Wool by Hugh Howey is set in the far distant future when all humans live in huge underground silos. Completely isolated from each other, the silos take care of criminals and dissidents by sending them to "clean" in the toxic air outside. When... read more

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2025. Entrepreneur Julian Orley opens the first-ever hotel on the moon. But Orley Enterprises deals in far more than space tourism: it operates the world's only space elevator, connecting the earth with the moon and enabling the transportation of helium-3, the fuel of the future. Now Julian has invited twenty-one of the world... read more

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Blythe, a sixteen-year-old Kansas schoolgirl is abducted and kept in an abandoned silo by a survivalist, who is convinced that the world is about to end. Struggling to survive, crushed by loneliness and the terrifying madness of her captor, Blythe resists the temptation to give up. Nothing, however, prepares her for the burde... read more

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AJ Fikry owns a failing bookshop. His wife has just died, in tragic circumstances. His rare and valuable first edition has been stolen. His life is a wreck. Amelia is a book rep, with a big heart, and a lonely life Maya is the baby who ends up on AJ's bookshop floor with a note. What happens in the bookshop that changes the l... read more

The Collected works of A.J. Fikryis by Gabrielle Zevin, who is one of my favourite YA authors, though this is adult fiction. It is set in an independent bookshop run by a widowed man who has his ‘retirement plan’ stolen, adopts a baby who is abandoned in the shop, and has to re-think his future. I enjoyed this &nd... read more

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Cambridge University in 1937 is awash with ideas and idealists - to unworldly Joan it is dazzling. After a chance meeting with Russian-born Sonya and Leo, Joan is swept up in the glamour and energy of the duo, and finds herself growing closer and closer to them both. But allegiance is a slippery thing. Out of university and w... read more

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Even monsters need peace. Even monsters need a person who truly wants to listen - to hear - so that someday we might find the words that are more than boxes. Then maybe we can stop men like me from happening...A prisoner sits on death row in a high security prison. His only escape is through the words he dreams about, the wor... read more

I was intrigued hearing Stella describe this book, written from the perspective of a death-row inmate, as "beautiful".  But right from page one I was hooked by this stunning novel. I found myself drawn in not by the stark grim reality of death-row life, but by the tender narration of the story within the story. There is ... read more

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Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, the region a battlefield between anti and pro slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an arguement between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town with Brown, who believes ... read more

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Blythe, a sixteen-year-old Kansas schoolgirl is abducted and kept in an abandoned silo by a survivalist, who is convinced that the world is about to end. Struggling to survive, crushed by loneliness and the terrifying madness of her captor, Blythe resists the temptation to give up. Nothing, however, prepares her for the burde... read more

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From the headland, we look across to the lighthouse on Seal Island where Mr Hammett has to take the gas bottle to keep the light flashing at night. Aunt Cele says there is no land between us and the bottom of the world where everything is white ice and there are penguins as big as men, but I know this already because Dunc has... read more

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The fields at Raven Fen yield barely enough for Agne and his family to live on, and his young son Klas can only watch as despair consumes his father. While Klas dreams of migrating birds - of escape - Agne imagines his crops devoured by insects never seen in Sweden, predicts endless cycles of storm and drought, hears only the... read more

Thumb_9781846688997
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In the opening pages of this novel, an accident brings a young girl to the attention of the Preacher, the all-powerful leader of a religious cult secluded in the jungle. Trina has only dim memories of the life she lived with her mother before they joined the community and the closed, close society is all she knows. When she i... read more

Thumb_9781847088611
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What happens when a love story has an infinite number of possible endings? What if a computer re-sorts a novel so that no copy is the same? A radical assault upon the novel from one of Italy's most radical artists. The story involves two lovers, there is disruption on the streets of Milan, protesters by Porta Ticinese. Can th... read more

Thumb_9781781681695
$37.00 (NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

This is a stunning return from the prize-winning and best-selling author of The Secret Scripture. Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out to write his story. He feels h... read more

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The new novel from Yiyun Li, author of The Vagrants and the Guardian First Book Award-winning A Thousand Years of Good Prayers. When Moran, Ruyu, and Boyang were young, they were involved in a mysterious 'accident' in which a young woman was poisoned. Now grown up, the three friends are separated by this incident, and by time... read more

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1945. The Second World War has gone on too long. Shops are closed 'for the duration'. Trains run a restricted service 'for the duration'. Life has paused, for the duration. A little girl, Pamela, is growing up fast. A young Englishman, Rupert Blundell, vows there'll be no more wars. Both are waiting for their lives to begin. ... read more

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This is the new Philip Marlowe mystery from the Booker Prize winning John Banville, writing as Benjamin Black. Maybe it was time I forgot about Nico Peterson, and his sister, and the Cahuilla Club, and Clare Cavendish. Clare? The rest would be easy to put out of my mind, but not the black-eyed blonde...It is the early 1950s, ... read more

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It's 1946 and Regina Robichard is the first woman to be hired by Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. One day, Regina comes across a letter from M. P. Calhoun, the most famous yet reclusive author in the country. As a child Regina was captivated by Calhoun's The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black ... read more

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From internationally bestselling author Andrea Camilleri, a brilliant, bawdy historical novel that will surprise even the most die-hard Montalbano fans. In 1880s Vigata, a stranger comes to town to open a pharmacy. Fofo turns out to be the son of a man legendary for having a magic garden stocked with plants, fruits, and veget... read more

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2025. Entrepreneur Julian Orley opens the first-ever hotel on the moon. But Orley Enterprises deals in far more than space tourism: it operates the world's only space elevator, connecting the earth with the moon and enabling the transportation of helium-3, the fuel of the future. Now Julian has invited twenty-one of the world... read more

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