Awards & prizes

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Category:

 Novel

Awards:2018 Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year Winner of the 2018 Costa Novel Award  

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE   A wondrous and wise coming-of-age love story from the celebrated author of Conversations with Friends   At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, whil... read more

Connell and Marianne go to school together in Carricklea. Connell’s mother Lorraine cleans house for Marianne’s family. Connell and Marianne affect stranger-hood and spend their school hours ignoring each other while after hours they explore each other’s minds and bodies. While Connell, ac... read more

General Fields
: 9780571347292
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: ---length:- '21.6'width:- '13.5'units:- Centimeters
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Sally Rooney
: Paperback
: English
: 823/.92
: 288
: books
Normal People
$33.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 9

Category:

 Literature

Awards:Longlisted for the  2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - General Non-Fiction

Memory Pieces is an intimate and evocative memoir in three parts.
`Double Unit' tells the story of Maurice Gee's parents - Lyndahl Chapple Gee, a talented writer who for reasons that become clear never went on with a writing career, and Len Gee, a boxer, builder, and man's man. ... read more

Description: Memory Pieces is an intimate and evocative memoir in three parts. `Double Unit' tells the story of Maurice Gee's parents - Lyndahl Chapple Gee, a talented writer who for reasons that become clear never went on with a writing career, and Len Gee, a boxer, builder, and man'... read more

General Fields
: 9781776562077
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Maurice Gee
: Paperback
: 823.2 B
: 366
: F
: books
Memory Pieces
$35.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 7

Category:

 Dance & Sport

Awards:Longlisted for the  2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - General Non-Fiction

This is a book about New Zealanders and their deep connection to swimming in the outdoors. Every neighbourhood has its swimming hole up the river, its local beach, or a back road to the lake. A love of swimming is one of the things that defines Kiwis... read more

General Fields
: 9780947503956
: Potton & Burton Limited
: Craig Potton Publishing
Special Fields
: Annette Lees
: Paperback
: 797.210993
: 254
: books
Swim: A Year of Swimming Outdoors in New Zealand
$40.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 7

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:very good

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's away.... read more

General Fields
: 9781776562015
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Anne Kennedy
: Paperback
: 823.2
: 320
: books
The Ice Shelf
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 6

Category:

 History

Awards:Longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Illustrated Non Fiction 2018

Abel Tasman National Park was a war-time baby, born in 1942 to protect the wonderful sequence of forested beaches and headlands, and which have become much-loved by both countless New Zealanders and visitors alike. Down the Bay i... read more

General Fields
: 9780947503932
: Potton & Burton Limited
: Craig Potton Publishing
Special Fields
: Philip Simpson
: Hardback
: 340
: books
Down The Bay: A Natural and Cultural History of Able Tasman National Park
$80.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 6

Category:

 Nature

Awards:Longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Illustrated Non Fiction 2018   

A fascinating, in-depth account of New Zealand's birds, which spans their discovery, their place in both Pakeha and Maori worlds, their survival and conservation, and the illustrations and art they have inspired.
In 1872, the first instalments of ... read more

General Fields
: 9780947503925
: Potton & Burton Limited
: Craig Potton Publishing
Special Fields
: Geoff Norman
: Hardback
: 598.0993
: 372
: books
Birdstories: A History of the Birds of New Zealand
$60.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5

Category:

 Novel

A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman?s experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided and abetted by one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature. Our narrator has many of the advantages of life, on the surface. Young, thin, pretty,... read more

General Fields
: 9781787330412
: penguin random house
: Jonathan Cape
: 222mm X 138mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Ottessa Moshfegh
: Paperback
: English
: 813/.6
: 304
: books
My Year of Rest and Relaxation
$38.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5

Category:

 History

Awards:Longlisted for the  2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - General Non-Fiction

Hours after the 2011 Christchuch Earthquake, Kaikoura-based doctor Chris Henry crawled through the burning CTV building to rescue those who were trapped.
Six years later, his daughter Chessie interviews him in an attempt to understand the trauma that led her father to burnout,... read more

General Fields
: 9781776561940
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Chessie Henry
: Paperback
: 253
: books
We Can Make a Life
$35.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

Category:

 Nature

Awards:Longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Illustrated Non Fiction 2018   

The remarkable and inspring story of how New Zealand's native forests were saved between 1960 and 2000. The greatest success stories of the modern environmental movement in New Zealand were the public campaigns to save o... read more

General Fields
: 9780947503130
: Potton & Burton Limited
: Craig Potton Publishing
Special Fields
: Paul Bensemann
: Hardback
: 333.75160993
: 240
: books
Fight for the Forests: The Pivotal Campaigns That Saved New Zealands Native Forests
$70.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:near fine

Peter Collie is adrift in the wake of his wife's death. His attempts to understand the turn his life has taken lead him back to the past, to dismaying events on an Amsterdam houseboat in the seventies, returning to New Zealand and meeting Moira, an amateur painter who carried secrets of he... read more

General Fields
: 9781776561889
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Kate Duignan
: Hardback
: 823.3
: 362
: F
: books
The New Ships
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Novel

Awards:Longlisted for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 'A dazzling obsessive entry in a burgeoning genre. Unusual and absorbing... the novel as a whole exudes a strange consoling power.' - The New Yorker 'Sight delves into a lot in under 200 pages: mothers and daughters, birth and ... read more

General Fields
: 9781473652392
: Hodder & Stoughton
: John Murray
: 2018 Longlisted Women's Prize
: ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
Special Fields
: Jessie Greengrass
: Paperback
: English
: 823/.92
: 208
: books
Sight
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:Near Fine
Awards:Winner of The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018 - Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards

Carla, Sharon and Duey have worked in fashion for longer than they care to remember. For them, there's nothing new under the sun. They're Generation X: tired, cynical and sick of being used. Tommy, Cal and Kurt are millennials. They've come from nowhere, but with their monied families be... read more

General Fields
: 9781776561162
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: ---length:- '8.25'width:- '5.25'units:- Inches
Special Fields
: Pip Adam
: Paperback
: 1st Edition
: English
: 224
: F
: books
The New Animals
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3