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Brave writing, Charlotte Simmonds

The Walking Stick Tree Trish Harris Escalator Press, $35.00, ISBN 9780994118646 A Small Blue Thing Julie Hanify Submarine, $35.00, ISBN 9780994123770 The Case of the Missing Body Jenny Powell Otago University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9781877578311 What Does the Sea Sound…
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Posted in Memoir, Non-fiction, Review

What’s a New Zealand novel? Sue Esterman

Enemy Camp  David Hill Puffin, $20.00, ISBN 9780143309123 Lullaby Bernard Beckett Text, $26.00, ISBN 9781922182753 Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder Rudy Castaneda Lopez Escalator Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780473295691 It has been interesting to read three such different but compelling books.…
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Posted in Fiction, Literature, Review, Young adults

Of one kind and another, Simon Hay

The Pounamu Prophecy Cindy Williams Rhiza Press, $28.50 ISBN 9781925139457 The Seer’s Wolf Barbara Petrie Bridgidada Press, $33.00 ISBN 9780473318154 Waitapu Helen Margaret Waaka Escalator Press, $30.00 ISBN 9780994118615 Cindy Williams’s romance The Pounamu Prophecy is the story of Helene…
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From near and far, Pip Adam

The Shark Party Janet Colson Escalator Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780473295141 Run Thomas Run Kate Carty Escalator Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780473295240 The Silver Gaucho Jackie Ballantyne The Doby Press, $35.00, ISBN 9780473275259 In a lot of ways, these books represent work…
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Writing on the high wire, Sue McCauley

The Score Adrienne Jansen Escalator Press, $28.00, ISBN 978047325328 The Virgin & the Whale Carl Nixon Vintage, $38.00, ISBN 9781775533757 I’m Working on a Building Pip Adam Victoria University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780864738981 When more than one book is featured…
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