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The Random Reader
The Random Reader Various Authors
From fifteen of New Zealand's finest short-fiction practitioners come stories to delight, amuse and move.
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Drowned Sprat and Other Stories
Drowned Sprat and Other Stories Stephanie Johnson
A collection of short stories to dip into and devour by a prize-winning writer.
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A Needle in the Heart
A Needle in the Heart Fiona Kidman
‘Each story is rich in dialogue, characterization and evocative imagery of our heartland and its people’ - Next
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Fish 'n' Chip Shop Song and Other Stories
Fish 'n' Chip Shop Song and Other Stories Carl Nixon
Each beautifully told story in this fine collection resonates with a moving depth of emotional understanding.
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The Best of Shonagh Koea's Short Stories
The Best of Shonagh Koea's Short Stories Shonagh Koea
Blackly humorous yet poignant and multi-levelled, finely crafted and thoroughly entertaining, this short-story collection is from a unique writer with a rare and distinctive talent.
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The Olive Grove
The Olive Grove Charlotte Grimshaw
An evocative short story from an internationally acclaimed, prize-winning author.
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The Strange Case of the Disappearing Body
The Strange Case of the Disappearing Body Fiona Farrell
An astute short story that challenges the formulaic and inhumane murder mysteries of television.
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Facing Galapagos
Facing Galapagos Craig Cliff
An award-winning short story from the 2011 Commonwealth Prize Best First Book.
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Pigeon Post
Pigeon Post Peter Hawes
A hilarious short story about a woman who decides to buy New Zealand.
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I've Been Thinking About You, Sister
I've Been Thinking About You, Sister Witi Ihimaera
A wry, touching short story from one of New Zealand's best-loved writers.
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The Night I Got My Tuckie
The Night I Got My Tuckie Stephanie Johnson
Wry and insightful, this short story is told by a young American girl, who is all too knowing about her own world but ignorant about the Kiwi strangers she meets.
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Preservation
Preservation Fiona Kidman
A serious but also blackly funny short story about old friendships, love and formaldehyde by one of New Zealand's most distinguished writers. .
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Rain
Rain Shonagh Koea
Shonagh Koea exhibits her wonderful ability to combine the wry with the poignant in this finely observed short story.
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Inside a Pomegranate
Inside a Pomegranate Sarah Laing
Newly-weds in Tangier experience the bitter sweetness of new encounters in this evocative short story.
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Sojourn in Arles
Sojourn in Arles Owen Marshall
A chance encounter leads to an appreciation of the spontaneous and passing friendship of strangers in this evocative short story from one of New Zealand's finest writers.
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Reading the Signs
Reading the Signs Carl Nixon
A world full of signs, but can you trust what they say? A clever and touching short story about fathers and sons and reading what we signify to each other.
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The Bugger
The Bugger Julian Novitz
A tense short story about a cop caught out while planting a listening device.
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Recreation
Recreation Sue Orr
A modern short story from a prize-winning collection, riffing on the traditional Maori creation myth.
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In the Palace Gardens
In the Palace Gardens Sarah Quigley
A superbly poised and finely nuanced short story, tracking a pivotal point in a relationship built on reticence and recognition of differences.
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Little Joker Sings
Little Joker Sings Peter Wells
A moving short story about a strong bond - both comradely and erotic - formed between soldiers during World War II.
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The Spare Room
The Spare Room Judith White
Love and passion - and their absence - are explored in this insightful, tragi-comic short story about an illicit affair.
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In Bavaria
In Bavaria Katherine Mansfield
Ten stories from the ‘brilliant’ Katherine Mansfield set in Bavaria.
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New Zealand Stories
New Zealand Stories Katherine Mansfield
Ten stories from the ‘brilliant’ Katherine Mansfield set in New Zealand.
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Sex & Lies
Sex & Lies Katherine Mansfield
Ten stories from the ‘brilliant’ Katherine Mansfield on the theme of sex and lies.
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