Awards & prizes

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Category:

 Dance & Sport

Reading Level:near fine
Awards:Longlisted  for the 2019 Royal Society Te Aparangi Award for General Non-Fiction - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 

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: 6

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:

 Literature

Awards:Shortlisted  for the 2019 Royal Society Te Aparangi Award for General Non-Fiction - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards   

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: 3

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Longlisted for the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2019

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: 4

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:Finalist for the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize - 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 

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

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

Category:

 History

Awards:Shortlisted  for the 2019 Royal Society Te Aparangi Award for General Non-Fiction - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards   

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... read more

General Fields
: 9781776561940
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: --- length: - '8.25' width: - '5.5' units: - Inches
Special Fields
: Chessie Henry
: Paperback
: English
: 253
: books
We Can Make a Life: A Memoir of Family, Earthquakes and Courage
$35.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Finalist for the 2019 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 

If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present. Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, ... read more

All This by Chance is Vincent O'Sullivan's third novel, over a decade in the making. It follows a family over several generations from post-war England 1947 to Europe mid-2000s. Stephen escapes the full employment, good food and unbearable dullness of rural New Zealand for a grim post... read more

General Fields
: 9781776561797
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 1 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.25 Inches
Special Fields
: Vincent O'Sullivan
: Paperback
: English
: 335
: F
: books
All This by Chance
$35.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 History

Awards:Longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Illustrated Non Fiction 2019

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: 3

Category:

 Poetry

Awards:Longlisted for the 2019 Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Pushing against the boundaries of what poetry might be, Alison Glennys The Farewell Tourist is haunting, many-layered and slightly surreal.
In 'The Magnetic Process' sequence a man and a woman inhabit a polar world, adrift in zones of divergence, where dreams are filled with ... read more

General Fields
: 9781988531298
: Otago University Press
: Otago University Press
: ---length:- '23'width:- '15'units:- Centimeters
Special Fields
: Alison Glenny
: Paperback
: English
: 821.3
: 80
: books
The Farewell Tourist
$28.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

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 Longlisted for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction  

 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, while she is lonely, proud and intensely ... 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: 1