Book List:6 titles
  • Shonagh Koea exhibits her wonderful ability to combine the wry with the poignant in this finely observed short story.When asked which was her daughter, Alyssum's mother always used to say, 'The ugly one.' Alyssum has since made a life for herself, aw...


  • The celebrated author of gentle despair and stylish horror takes a picaresque and light-hearted tilt at prostitution, the Mafia, real estate and the supernatural in this entertaining urban fairytale.Lydia, a gorgeous, blonde of uncertain age, has for...


  • Witty and poignant, wicked and touching, another entertaining novel from popular writer Shonagh Koea. As Christmas approaches, Evelyn's 'friends' the Clarks become more and more anxious about where she is going to spend Christmas, or more precisely w...


  • The Lonely Margins of the Sea was runner up to the Duetz Medal for Fiction at the 1999 Montana book awards. Stephanie is visiting her cousin Louise, who has had a serious operation. Louise is still living in her childhood home, the one close to the l...


  • As she sorts out her deceased mother's estate, Margaret reflects on her time in India as mistress to a Maharajah. However, there are many things that she has to confront in the present - her bullying lawyer, the aggressive neighbour, and the spectre ...