Book List in Order:24 titles

  • Funny, insightful, lyrical and touching, this is the perfect book for every dog lover. "that night a wet nose in the dark sniffed me awake" From good dogs to bad, adored pets to hard-working sheep dogs, canine companions have not only settled...



  • Wit, compassion and insight combine in this entertaining novel that explores the politics and human comedy behind writers' festivals and the publishing industry. Writers' festivals can be hotbeds of literary and romantic intrigue, and the Oceania is ...


  • A brilliant novel about history, the forgetting and rewriting of it, and a satire on a society that has lost compassion in the process. Smooch is a 'Whistler', a genetically altered lapdog with special talents, including the ability to remember his p...


  • All college freshman Cadence Dillford wants on school break is to be left alone with her art, her thoughts, and her diminutive and wisecracking imaginary friend. Unfortunately this isn't to be, because her mother has decided that it's time to introdu...


  • This unique novel is both a compelling love story and an insightful writing manual. 'Writers take what we learn of human nature and, fuelled by our longings for other existences and other times, forge new identities that can be as real as she is, s...


  • 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. When Ruthie's father needs a drink, he takes his young daughter with him. She sits in ...


  • A collection of short stories to dip into and devour, by a prize-winning writer. These 23 stories show the breadth of Stephanie Johnson's fine writing. It features poignant insights as well as her sharp wit, with characters as diverse as a woman arra...


  • Returning to the biting and hilarious satire of contemporary New Zealand conveyed so well in the prize-winning The Shag Incident , this is a daring, astute and rollicking novel. John Tomb saw more of the world than most Englishmen of the early nine...






  • Lyte Windshifter is an orphaned young dragon with only one clue to his past - a brilliantly crafted pocket watch. But when his curiosity damages the watch he finds himself propelled on a journey to discover his heritage, and is sucked into an adventu...


  • This year things will be different for Steph Johnson. She's now a junior in high school, and she's ready for a change in lifestyle. But she didn't expect her first boyfriend to be the most popular and handsome guy in school, let alone find herself at...


  • Beulah, a dedicated nurse, wife and mother is forced to choose between the survival of her family or her sanity. All she's ever known was to take care of her husband Teddy and children Ashley and Wallace. Sacrificing both her physical and mental heal...




  • For Morgana, Francesca and Iceis, life in the Five Lands had always been peaceful. Now an evil force has shattered their peace and that of their world. As Queen Aeola sends her armies to march on the peaceful Lands, the three women are brought togeth...


  • Robin Sessoms spends her weeks working forty-plus hours as the head reservation clerk at the Gray Pearl, in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Her boss is Todd Kendricks, an undercover drug addict who is still sleeping with his drug-addicted ex-wife, the mothe...



  • Divorcing her husband due to his infidelity, Sinclair befriends one of her ex-husband's lovers in an attempt to ruin her life, but when an unlikely bond forms between them, Sinclair must decide what is more important--revenge or friendship. Reprint....


  • Working as a reservation clerk at the Gray Pearl, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Robin Sessions finds herself dealing with a drug addict boss, powerful retired lawyer Nelson Bray, a man with his own plans for Robin, and her sessions with a therapist who...


  • Divorcing her husband due to his infidelity, Sinclair befriends one of her ex-husband's lovers in an attempt to ruin her life, but when an unlikely bond forms between them, Sinclair must decide what is more important--revenge or friendship. Original....


  • A moving novel about a blind son with a love for music that surpassed sight and gave him a vision uniquely his own. A fortnight after jazz pianist Carl Tyler's funeral, his lover Tamara has one week to go before she leaves New Zealand to return to h...


  • It is 1918 and Spanish Flu is epidemic in Suva, the capital of Fiji. Twelve year old Olive is sent with her brothers and grandmother to Taveuni to stay with her childless aunt and uncle on their sugar plantation to escape the disease as her mother li...


  • An epic novel of love and religion that sweeps across New Zealand and America at the turn of the nineteenth century. In 1899 William McQuiggan leaves his young Australian wife and new-born twins in New Zealand and travels to America in search of God....


  • Set just after World War I, this is the story of Olive, an adolescent girl living within the Australian colony on Fiji. Her mother is dying of influenza and when Olive moves in with an aunt and uncle, various new characters arrive to change her life ...