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Both Sides of the Moon
Both Sides of the Moon Alan Duff
A powerful novel by the author of Once Were Warriors, about a half caste and his Maori warrior ancestor, cast out of his tribe.
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The Mango's Kiss
The Mango's Kiss Albert Wendt
An epic novel stretching out from Samoa to Europe, America and New Zealand, from the turn of the nineteenth century, through the First World War, the Spanish Influenza Epidemic and beyond.
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Drowning City
Drowning City Ben Atkins
A compelling noir novel, set in the 1930s, echoing elements of classic hardboiled fiction while foreshadowing contemporary ills.
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The Virgin and the Whale
The Virgin and the Whale Carl Nixon
A touching, clever novel about stories, about using them to create your own identity, and about the way they can forge bonds of love.
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The Paua Tower
The Paua Tower Coral Atkinson
Set in a pivotal moment in our history, this love story is about how we once were, or might have been.
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The Love Apple
The Love Apple Coral Atkinson
A novel about risk and freedom, desire and love in pioneering New Zealand.
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The Mannequin Makers
The Mannequin Makers Craig Cliff
From the winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book, this strikingly original novel is at turns a gothic tale of a father’s obsession, a castaway story worthy of a Boy’s Own adventure and a thorny remembrance of past tragedies.
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Mr Allbones' Ferrets
Mr Allbones' Ferrets Fiona Farrell
An historical, pastoral, satirical, scientifical romance, with mustelids!
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The Hopeful Traveller
The Hopeful Traveller Fiona Farrell
A fascinating novel of hope, love, idealism and human progress, made up of two separate stories, which can be read in isolation and yet reverberate against each other.
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The Book of Secrets
The Book of Secrets Fiona Kidman
Winner of the Fiction category of the New Zealand Book Awards in 1986.
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The Infinite Air
The Infinite Air Fiona Kidman
'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
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The Trouble With Fire
The Trouble With Fire Fiona Kidman
A beautiful collection of stories
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The Captive Wife
The Captive Wife Fiona Kidman
A prize-winning historical novel that has become a New Zealand classic.
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The Story Of A New Zealand River
The Story Of A New Zealand River Jane Mander
First published in 1920, this is the most celebrated of Jane Mander's six novels and is now regarded as a New Zealand classic.
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Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith Jenny Pattrick
Breathing life into our past.
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Skylark
Skylark Jenny Pattrick
A lively, unconventional love story set amid real figures from 19th-century theatre, from the author of the best-selling The Denniston Rose.
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Heart of Coal
Heart of Coal Jenny Pattrick
A compelling sequel to the best-selling novel The Denniston Rose.
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Landings
Landings Jenny Pattrick
Vivid and evocative, this is a moving novel of a unique time and place
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Catching the Current
Catching the Current Jenny Pattrick
A terrific novel full of compelling events, vivid communities and the irresistible character of Conrad Rasmussen.
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The Denniston Rose
The Denniston Rose Jenny Pattrick
One of New Zealand's favourite and bestselling novels
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A Crooked Rib
A Crooked Rib Judy Corbalis
A compelling novel based on the disastrous and scandalous marriage of New Zealand’s Governor Sir George Grey and his lively young wife, Eliza Lucy.
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Katherine Mansfield's Short Stories
Katherine Mansfield's Short Stories Katherine Mansfield
The complete classic stories by New Zealand's most famous writer.
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A Secret Mind
A Secret Mind Kaye Kelly
A lively, moving novel that vividly recreates the 1880s: the harsh lives; the attitudes to madness and to drunkenness; and the strength of friendship and love.
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Cross the River to Home
Cross the River to Home Kaye Kelly
An absorbing novel set in 1870s New Zealand about an impossible love between a half-Chinese woman a young immigrant.
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