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Her body falls and falls, Vivienne Jepsen

A Red Silk Sea Gillian Ranstead Penguin, $28.00, ISBN 0143019716 The Linoleum Room Katy Robinson Vintage, $26.95, ISBN 186941697X Her Body Rises: Stories & Poems Tracey Slaughter Vintage, $27.95, ISBN 1869417267 Ranstead’s, Robinson’s and Slaughter’s are all first books by…
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Orphans and angst, Vivienne Jepsen

Ghost Net Lynn Davidson University of Otago Press, $,29.95 ISBN 1877276421 Swim Jackie Davis Penguin, $29.95, ISBN 0143018566 Dreams Lost Never Walked Raumoa Ormsby Vintage, $26.95, ISBN 1869415507 Electric Chad Taylor Jonathan Cape/Random House, $34.95, ISBN 0224069268 If these four…
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Extraordinary eyes, Vivienne Jepsen

Love in the Land of Midas Kapka Kassabova Penguin, $29.95, ISBN 0140298797 I have to say, at the outset, that I enjoyed reading Kapka Kassabova’s second novel. It’s a good story, told in such a way as to keep the…
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The trouble with faith, Vivienne Jepsen

Heart of the Volcano Michael Morrissey Bookcaster Press, $20.00, ISBN 0473068443 Calling the Fish & Other Stories David Lyndon Brown Otago University Press, $29.95, ISBN 1877276103 Michael Morrissey’s Heart of the Volcano is the entertaining tale of Grant, who seeks…
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New flames, Helen Rickerby

Poetry NZ 18 ed Alistair Paterson Brick Row, $17.95, ISSN 0114 5770 The Second New Zealand Haiku Anthology ed Cyril Childs New Zealand Poetry Society, $18.95, 
ISBN 0 473 05374 8 climbing the flame tree ed Vivienne Jepsen New Zealand…
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Monkey business, Vivienne Jepsen

Lulu: a romance Annamarie Jagose Victoria University Press $24.95, ISBN 0 86473332 1 Concrete Raewyn Alexander Penguin $24.95 ISBN 0 14027377 8 I loved In Translation, Annamarie Jagose’s first novel. It wasn‘t until about a dozen pages from the end…
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