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 May Highlights 2010

Reading Level:very good

An extraordinary fiction debut, Think of a Number is an exquisitely plotted novel of suspense that grows relentlessly darker and more frightening as its pace accelerates, forcing its deeply troubled characters to moments of startling self-revelation.   Arriving in the mai... read more

Think of a Number
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 May Highlights 2010

An island in a bleak harbour; an isolated quarantine station where a group of nurses works tirelessly to care for sailors and immigrants recovering from the effects of the long sea voyage to the new land. Kahu swims ashore, searching for a woman. Young nurse Liesel, caught in a pass... read more

Island
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 May Highlights 2010

'Fiennes has exceptional gifts, and he has written a small masterpiece, a tribute to the power of place, family and memory' - "Sunday Telegraph". William Fiennes' childhood was one of imagination and curiosity, bounded only by the horizon he saw from the roof-tiles of his an... read more

The Music Room
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 May Highlights 2010

This book has a central proposition: that rugby is not sustainable if it continues down the commercial path it is currently following. Control of the game is being steadily transferred from those who thought they owned it to commercial and media interests who see it ... read more

Somebody Stole My Game
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 May Highlights 2010

Awards:Finalist in the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards - Fiction category

'It was this contemplation of the future that made Roza frightened, and that caused her to turn her mind, as she did now, harried and nervous, to the past. And then there was the question of Simon Lampton.' Roza Hallwright leads a quiet, orderly life, working at her publish... read more

The Night Book
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 May Highlights 2010

Father Duncan MacAskill has spent most of his priesthood as the 'Exorcist' - an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward clergy and suppress potential scandal. He knows all the devious ways that lonely priests persuade themselves that their needs trump their v... read more

The Bishop's Man
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 May Highlights 2010

Reading Level:near fine

Be Mine Tonight, Outlook for Thursday, Loyal, Whaling, Slice of Heaven, Welcome Home - these are only some of the remarkable songs that have framed Dave Dobbyn's long career and made him one of New Zealand's most enduring and best-loved musicians. While generations... read more

Dave Dobbyn: The Songbook
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 May Highlights 2010

We long for heroes but have too few. Nelson Mandela is perhaps the last pure hero on the planet. For nearly three years Time magazine editor Richard Stengel collaborated with Mandela on his autobiography and travelled with him everywhere. Eating with him, watc... read more

Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life
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This title provides answers to science's most enduring questions ranging from 'Can I build a transporter, like on Star Trek?' and 'Is there life on other planets?' to 'What is empty sp... read more

A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty
$37.99(NZD) inc GST

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 May Highlights 2010

That's what the play was about, she was thinking abruptly. The wish to imagine what life could be, how it could change, if you were unencumbered. Did everyone who was married do this from time to time, imagine an unencumbered life? Three years after the death of her ... read more

The Lake Shore Limited
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 May Highlights 2010

Reading Level:very good

Hidden away in an Oxford back street is a crumbling Georgian mansion, unknown to any but the few who possess a key to its unassuming front gate. Its owner is the mercurial, charismatic Mark Winters, whose rackety trust-fund upbringing has left him as troubled and unpredictable ... read more

The Lessons
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Moose are still out there. Originally released into Fiordland in 1910, Moose were thought to have become extinct several times. Ken Tustin has been fascinated with the "Fiordland Moose" since first hearing about them while working as a ... read more

A (nearly) Complete History of the Moose in New Zealand
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