Category:

 Culture

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

General Fields
: 9781776560769
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 21.00 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm
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: Ashleigh Young
: F
: 824.92
: en
: Paperback
: books
Can You Tolerate This?
$30.00 (NZD) inc GST
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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 mecha... 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... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560622
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Catherine Chidgey
: F
: en
: Paperback
: books
The Wish Child (PB)
$30.00 (NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

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 s... read more

General Fields
: 9781877505812
: Allen & Unwin
: Allen & Unwin
: 234mm X 153mm
: New Zealand
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: C. K. Stead
: 300
: en
: Paperback
: books
The Name on the Door is Not Mine
$37.00 (NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Poetry

Awards:Poetry Finalist - 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 compel... 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... 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
: books
Hera Lindsay Bird
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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 upsid... 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 persona... read more

General Fields
: 9781869408589
: Auckland University Press
: auckland university press
: 210mm X 150mm
Special Fields
: BYRT ANTHONY
: colour illustrations
: A
: 709.2
: en
: Paperback
: books
This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art
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Category:

 Novel

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

Moving, insightful, lyrical and also at times very funny, this novel is a supple, disarmingly frank exploration of parenthood. Liam and Iris have one son: Billy, a bright toddler puddling about (...) leaving surrealist art installations all o... read more

Emma Neale’s latest novel looks at trauma and its effect on a family. At the heart of this family is Billy, a thoughtful and intelligent young boy who desires to be a bird, as if becoming a bird will right all the wrongs that surround Jase. W... read more

General Fields
: 9780143770053
: Random House New Zealand Ltd
: Vintage New Zealand
: 231mm X 153mm X 32mm
: New Zealand
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: Emma Neale
: 336
: en
: Paperback
: books
Billy Bird
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Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Poetry

Awards:Poetry Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

Ask the god to open the house of your chestwide enough that your enemy may enter
ask aitu: lie down with memy heart is open as a window
ask aitu: walk with memy heart is younger than the sun
 —House
... read more

What Avia’s poems sometimes lack in subtlety they certainly make up for in vigour. Muscular, energetic, angry, mocking, sometimes bitter but shot through with sudden humour, the poems confront social, sexual, racial and political in... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560646
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 21.00 cmmm
Special Fields
: Tusiata Avia
: F
: 821.92
: en
: Paperback
: books
Fale Aitu: Spirit House
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Category:

 Food & Drink

Awards:Illustrated Non-Fiction Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

Mount Difficulty Pinot Noir and Spy Valley Riesling. Montana Sauvignon Blanc and Cloudy Bay Chardonnay. Though the New Zealand wine industry really began only fifty years ago, vines and winemakers have now spread ... read more

General Fields
: 9781869404789
: Auckland University Press
: Auckland University Press
: 262mm X 217mm
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Warren Moran
: 400
: en
: Hardback
: books
New Zealand Wine: The Land, the Vines, the People
$70.00 (NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 History

Awards:Illustrated Non-Fiction Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

What would a history of New Zealand look like that rejected Thomas Carlyle’s definition of history as ‘the biography of great men’, and focused instead on the experiences of women? One that shifted the angle o... read more

A History of New Zealand Women is a major narrative history. Professor Barbara Brookes' achievement is phenomenal, spanning two centuries from 1814-2015. Looking at our society through the stories of women, the book tells the p... read more

General Fields
: 9780908321452
: Bridget Williams Books
: Bridget Williams Books
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Barbara Brookes
: Paperback
: books
A History of New Zealand Women
$70.00 (NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 Novel

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

Brilliantly tracing the progress of unexpected love and the perils of relationships, this gripping novel is a tour de force. Temporarily in Auckland while her husband is undergoing treatment, Sarah enjoys a walk in the coolness of the S... read more

Sarah, in Auckland with her ill husband, meets Hartley on one of her many walks. Understandably, a friendship begins and then blooms into a love affair.  Sarah’s husband is preoccupied with treatment, hospital and assessing his life, so... read more

General Fields
: 9781775538578
: Random House New Zealand Ltd
: Vintage New Zealand
: 233mm X 155mm X 24mm
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Owen Marshall
: 384
: en
: Paperback
: books
Love as a Stranger
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Category:

 Poetry

Awards:Poetry Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017

fit noun1. Also fytte.A section of a poem or song; a canto. obsolete exc. hist. OE. start noun2.A sudden burst of energy or activity; an outburst of emotion, madness, etc.; a flight of humour. Also, a  sudden broken utterance or so... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560615
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 210mm X 140mm
Special Fields
: Andrew Johnston
: F
: oc2016025639
: General Adult
: 821.92
: en
: Paperback
: books
Fits & Starts
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Category:

 Art

Awards:Illustrated Non-Fiction Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts.
In this book, Simpson tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this 'Bloomsbury South' an... read more

General Fields
: 9781869408480
: Auckland University Press
: auckland university press
: 238mm X 200mm
Special Fields
: Peter Simpson
: D
: oc2016025818
: General Adult
: 709.9383
: en
: Hardback
: books
Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953
$70.00 (NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1
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