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Holding the baby, Paula Boock

The Skeleton Woman: A Romance Renée Huia Publishers, $29.95, ISBN 1877283169 In a review of this, Renée’s fifth novel, the New Zealand Listener used the gratuitous headline “The one about the lesbian and the baby”. Shame on them. What it…
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A new cultural security? Kim Worthington  

Some Other Country: New Zealand’s Best Short Stories third edition ed Marion McLeod and Bill Manhire Bridget Williams Books, $24.95, ISBN 0 908912 92 7 Huia Short Stories ed Anonymous Huia Publishers, $24.95, ISBN 0 908975 16 3 Joy Cowley:…
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Contributing to the tribal record, Jane McRae

Kati au i konei compiled by Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal Huia Publishers, $24.95 This book contains texts, translations and explanatory notes for 15 waiata from Ngati Toarangatira and Ngati Raukawa. It is written in Maori and English, illustrated with photographs…
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Two out of four, Heather Murray

The Freedom Junkies Cliff Taylor Hazard Press, $24.95 The Age of Light Simon Wilson Penguin Books, $24.95 The Claim Sally Marshall Huia Publishers, $19.95 Jubilee Nepi Solomon Tandem Press, $19.95   Opening a novel by a new writer makes the…
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Living on the edge, Brett Mason

He Tangi Aroha: A Cry for Love Apirana Taylor, Huia Publishers, $29.95 The Eye of the Everlasting Angel  Noel Virtue, Vintage, $19.95 1990. Lest we forget. 150 years. How could we forget? But it was a year no one seemed…
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