Winner of the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the NZ Booklovers Award and the NZSA Heritage Book Award for Fiction.
'I can honestly say that this is one of the best books I have ever read' - Booksellers NZ blog
'terrifically strong poetry' - Radio NZ
A thought-provoking, intriguing, brilliantly rendered story following 25 years of one woman's life.
A 'wonderfully evocative novel' - Next
'She has a rare ability to capture a sense of place and time . . . [Her] stories remind me of Alice Monro.' - Booksellers News
'Jean Batten should be one of our national heroes with the same status as Sir Edmund Hillary - that was my conclusion from Fiona Kidman's new novel.' - Herald on Sunday
A serious but also blackly funny short story about old friendships, love and formaldehyde by one of New Zealand's most distinguished writers. .
Winner of the Fiction category of the New Zealand Book Awards in 1986.
Shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards.
‘Each story is rich in dialogue, characterization and evocative imagery of our heartland and its people’ - Next
Perceptive, intelligent and touching, this is a fine novel from one of New Zealand's best writers.
'Tautly written, often poetic, and dramatic . . . a first-class novel.' - Sydney Morning Herald
A beautiful collection of stories
'It's intelligent, exciting, very well written and a good read.' - Sunday Star
'This book is a treasure, in all senses of the word.' - Nelson Mail
An insightful sequel to the successful At the End of Darwin Road
An evocative memoir about the emergence of a writer in a changing world
A prize-winning historical novel that has become a New Zealand classic.