Book List in Order: 7 titles

  • A compelling and poignant search for identity through perfume. Granny Seren told me I had a natural talent for perfume making, and I believed her because she seemed to know what she was talking about and she never lied. It was Seren who introduced me...


  • In this story of male friendship, Fearnley reproduces the cadences and rhythms of rural life and offers insight into a provincial male world seldom explored in recent New Zealand fiction. Best friends Warwick and Dean live in rural Southland. Dean...


  • Funny and moving, this novel subverts notions of 'man vs. wild' while showcasing women's strength and purpose, and the power of friendship and laughter. Loretta is a school librarian, who embarks on compiling The Dangerous Book for Menopausa...


  • Award-winning author Laurence Fearnley's brilliant ninth novel, Reach, explores modern relationships and where loyalties lie when families are broken and scattered. One of the reasons she was attracted to etchings was the deep,...


  • On board an aircraft as it makes its way slowly from the Antarctic to New Zealand, three people sit quietly, reflecting on their past summer on the ice. Sally, a composer, has been searching for inspiration. She wasn't prepared for the sile...


  • I wonder why Edwin's mother left him - why his mother left and mine stayed? I mean, which is the more damaging - the mother who tells you she loves you and leaves, or the mother who calls you stupid and stays?This beautifully written new no...


  • "Delphine" is a young French woman who works as a trolley girl on the Paris-Brest train and her life is complicated: she is in love with Charlotte, her mother is in an insane asylum and her father is planning a new life in New Caledonia. A bomb on he...