Month: May 2016

The Scarecrow – Hugh Morrieson

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel Neddy Poindexter worries about his pretty sister Prudence when it’s discovered there’s a killer on the loose. This NZ book is part boys’ own adventure, part small-town comedy and part horrifying thriller. ➤ “The opening line is brilliant…

2016 NZ Book Awards Judging

There was a lot reading that could have been done this year, a lot of reading we wanted to do, but alas, there isn’t time for everything! So, we read what we could and that included the fiction section and a few of the…

A Villa At The Edge Of The Empire – Fiona Farrell

READ FOR NZ BOOK AWARDS A book which examines the evolution of cities and of Christchurch in particular after its destructive earthquakes. ➤ “Prior to reading I thought this would be an important book to Cantabrians, but now I see this is a book relevant to…

Chappy – Patricia Grace

READ FOR NZ BOOK AWARDS “Family secrets are unravelled in this book about a Japanese man and his Maori wife, set during WWII in rural Aotearoa.” ➤ “There is a wandering spirit about this book which transcends the family secret, but mimics the journeys…