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 September highlights 2009

2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of legendary New Zealander Barry Crump's first, and most-loved novel, A Good Keen Man. Born in Auckland in 1935, Crump worked for many years as a government deer-culler in areas of New Zealand native forest and A Good... read more

A Good Keen Man
$45.00(NZD) inc GST

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 September highlights 2009

Reading Level:Very Good
Awards:Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Book Awards: Fiction 2010.

Being a celebrity impersonator, says the Aussie Elton John, is like living your life as a moon. 'We give up identity and become just a reflection of another personality, like the moon having no fire of its own and be just a pale reflection of the sun when it's not th... read more

Living as a Moon
$34.99(NZD) inc GST

For longtime Ya-Ya fans, as well as the lucky ones discovering Wells for the first time, comes Wells's new standalone novel about the pull of first love, the power of home, and everyday magic.

Nophoto
$30.00(NZD) inc GST

The lowdown on men's health from New Zealand's most adventurous GP. If laughter is the best medicine then Dr Dave Baldwin's Healthy Bastards is the essential prescription for every bloke who wants to know more about his health. Usin... read more

Healthy Bastards: A Bloke's Guide to Staying Healthy
$38.00(NZD) inc GST

A boy watches his mother hooked and reeled ashore by a fisherman. A man builds a swing in the backyard to sit between his wife and her lover. A couple gives up their seat on a bus for lovers soon to be parted. A boy sees his mother come to life gliding on ... read more

The Man in the Shed : Stories
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 September highlights 2009

Awards:Shortlisted for Arthur C.Clarke Award 2010.

The dazzling new novel from the acclaimed author of the MARS trilogy follows Galileo on an amazing journey from the dawn of the modern world to a future on the verge of a completely new scientific breakthrough.

Galileo's Dream
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Sean Armstrong's Kitchen introduces an inspiring new food writer. This book brings together favourite recipes he cooks for family and friends, those from his North & South column, plus some from his restaurant days. Sean's use of honest ingredients, from ... read more

Sean Armstrong's Kitchen
$50.00(NZD) inc GST

"But this can't be right. You're a little giant!" Truly Plaice -- part behemoth, part witch, part Cinderella -- is born larger than life into a small-minded town. Her birth rocks the pillars of tiny Aberdeen, New York, and breaks her family into s... read more

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
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From the winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal comes an extraordinary new novel ...

Jackdaw Summer
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Alan McQueen (aka Mac) puts his life on the line fighting dangerous forces who will stop at nothing to sink the independence movement in East Timor. Mac discovers a plot to use a deadly ethno-bomb which kills only native East Timorese, who don't share the ethnicity of most Indonesians...Can Mac secure the ethno-bomb before it's too late?

Double Back
$37.99(NZD) inc GST

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 September highlights 2009

Reading Level:Near Fine

How We Saw The War will retell to a new generation of New Zealanders how their mothers and grandmothers learned where their loved ones were and what they were doing during World War II. It will republish newspaper stories from the... read more

How We Saw the War: 1939-1945 Through New Zealand Eyes
$60.00(NZD) inc GST

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 September highlights 2009

Reading Level:very good

2010 NZSA E.H. McCormick Best First Book Award for Non-Fiction. Imagine being a middle-class, university-educated young Pakeha woman from Wellington's leafy suburbs and turning your back on all that to live in a house with Black Power gang conne... read more

Trust: A True Story of Women and Gangs
$37.00(NZD) inc GST