Category:

 Literature

Awards:Long-listed for Baillie Gifford Prize 2017.

Edward Lear's poems follow and break the rules. They abide by the logic of syntax, the linking of rhyme and the dance of rhythm, and these 'nonsenses' are full of joy - yet set against darkness. Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures ... read more

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: 9780571269549
: Faber & Faber
: Faber & Faber
: 234mm X 156mm
: United Kingdom
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: Jenny Uglow
: 608
: 821.8
: English
: Main
: Hardback
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Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense
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Category:

 Novel

Awards:Longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD WINNER 2017  

From the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even the Dogs. Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss.
Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of Engl... read more

General Fields
: 9780008204860
: HarperCollins Publishers
: Fourth Estate Ltd
: 234mm X 153mm
: United Kingdom
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: Jon McGregor
: 336
: 813
: English
: 417
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Reservoir 13
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Category:

 Novel

Awards:Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize Winner - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

At the heart of Catherine Chidgey's extraordinary new novel is an enigmatic voice that tells the story of German families caught up in a nation's dream. It's 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Sieglinde lives in the affluent i... read more

Catherine Chidgey’s The Wish Child is a stunning portrayal of war-time Germany through the eyes of two children, Sieglinde, from a middle-class family in Berlin, and Erich, from a farm near Leipzig. Theirs is a story of secrets, fear and overwhelming loyalty – for both the right and wr... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560622
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
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: Catherine Chidgey
: F
: 0
: en
: Paperback
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The Wish Child
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Category:

 Novel

Two music producers pack up their studio along with their dreams of ever making it in the industry after too many bands fail to pay their bills A woman takes up an invitation to visit an ex-lover in Arizona, only to find his apartment is no bigger than a motel room A former drama student ... read more

General Fields
: 9781905583447
: Comma Press
: Comma Press
: 198mm X 129mm X 11mm
: United Kingdom
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: Larissa Boehning
: 144
: 833.92
: Paperback
: books
Swallow Summer
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Category:

 Poetry

Awards:Jesse Mckay Best First Book Award for Poetry - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

Bird turns her prescient eye on love and loss, and what emerges is like a helicopter in fog... or a bejewelled Christmas sleigh, gliding triumphantly through the contemporary aesthetic desert... this is at once an intelligent and compelling fantasy of tenderness... heartbreaking a... read more

Before this book was published I was asked to interview Hera at last year’s Nelson Readers and Writers Festival. She had already achieved an enviable notoriety through the publication of some of her poems on-line, but by the time of the festival she had burst fully and extravagant... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560714
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 21.00 cmmm X 16.50 cmmm
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: Hera Lindsay Bird
: F
: 112
: 821.92
: en
: Paperback
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Hera Lindsay Bird
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Category:

 Novel

Awards:COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD WINNER 2017 

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live
Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Elean... read more

With a title so emphatically sure of itself, you know that something is up and you are curious to find out what. Gail Honeyman’s debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, draws you in immediately. You meet Eleanor - an unusual woman in her thirties who lives a... read more

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: 9780008172121
: HarperCollins Publishers
: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
: 234mm X 153mm
: United Kingdom
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: Gail Honeyman
: 400
: 813
: English
: 617
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
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Category:

 Culture

Awards:Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction Winner of Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017 - General Non Ficion. 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction.

Can You Tolerate This? is a collection of twenty-one personal essays by Ashleigh Young.
In this spirited and singular book, Young roams freely from preoccupation to preoccupation - Hamilton's 90s music scene, family histories, a boy with a rare skeletal disease, a stone-col... read more

Like some sort of contrast medium, Ashleigh Young’s prose penetrates the fissures and fine vessels of her experiences so that when the reader turns their attention to her texts, subtleties and depths and dimensions hitherto unsuspected yet somehow deeply familiar are revealed and... read more

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: 9781776560769
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 21.00 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm
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: Ashleigh Young
: F
: 0
: 824.92
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Can You Tolerate This?
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Category:

 History

From the award-winning, best-selling writer: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading-and relivin -Homer's epic masterpiece. "My favourite classicist once again combines meticulous literary investigation with warm and wrenching ... read more

General Fields
: 9780007545124
: HarperCollins Publishers
: William Collins
: 240mm X 159mm X 31mm
: United Kingdom
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: Daniel Mendelsohn
: 304
: 910.91638
: en
: Hardback
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An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic
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Category:

 Novel

Wiola lives in a close-knit agricultural community. Wiola has a black cat called Blackie. Wiola's father was a deserter but now he is a taxidermist. Wiola's mother tells her that killing spiders brings on storms. Wiola must never enter the seamstress's 'secret' room. Wiola collects ma... read more

Cleanly written and quickly read, this novella conjures a series of presumably autobiographical vignettes from Wiola’s childhood in a village in rural southern Poland in the 1980s, when tradition, superstition, Catholicism, poverty and Communism had roughly equal pulls upon village li... read more

General Fields
: 9781846276071
: Granta Books
: Portobello Books Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm
: United Kingdom
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: Wioletta Greg
: 160
: 891.8538
: en
: Hardback
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Swallowing Mercury
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Category:

 Art

Awards:Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

In April 2011, Anthony Byrt was living in Berlin and building a career as a critic, writing about contemporary art for magazines like frieze and Artforum International. Then one day his world turned upside down. A baby boy, two weeks in intensive ca... read more

If you are looking to keep abreast of developments in contemporary NZ art, go no further than Anthony Byrt’s This Model World. Immensely readable, Byrt combines serious art discussion with his own personal take on our contemporary artists, as well a... read more

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: 9781869408589
: Auckland University Press
: auckland university press
: 210mm X 150mm
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: Anthony Byrt
: colour illustrations
: A
: 709.2
: en
: Paperback
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This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art
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Category:

 Economics

Awards:Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Non Fiction

'Essential. A compelling and damning exploration of the abuse of one of our basic human rights: shelter.' --Owen Jones
'If I could require the president to read one book it would be Evicted' --Zadie Smith
Arleen spends nearly all her m... read more

General Fields
: 9780141983318
: Penguin Books Ltd
: Penguin Books Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Matthew Desmond
: 432
: 339.460973
: en
: 417
: Paperback
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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
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Category:

 Short Stories

Awards:Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

Gathered from throughout Karl Stead's career, this collection is a reminder of his deft storytelling and literary power...These stories, linked by tone and feel, are clever, sensual, wry and beautifully written, with Stead's subtle sense of humour evident at e... read more

General Fields
: 9781877505812
: Allen & Unwin
: Allen & Unwin
: 234mm X 153mm
: New Zealand
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: C. K. Stead
: 300
: en
: Paperback
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The Name on the Door is Not Mine
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