Month: April 2017

The Name On The Door Is Not Mine – C K Stead

READ FOR NZ BOOK AWARDS A collection of short stories including reworked pieces and new musings. ◉ “If a reader of this book wasn’t aware prior, it would be immediately apparent that C K Stead is a literary giant. “There is an effortlessness and sophistication…

Love As A Stranger – Owen Marshall

READ FOR NZ BOOK AWARDS Middle-aged strangers meet in a graveyard and begin an affair which soon turns into an obsession. ◉ “I loved this book from the very first sentence. The deceptively simple storyline was strung out at such a perfect pace, the…

Billy Bird – Emma Neale

READ FOR NZ BOOK AWARDS A boy who believes he is a bird is at the centre of an emotionally challenged family. ◉ “Billy Bird was a real grind for me. The day-to-day realities of sick pets, mental health issues, emotional pain, grief processing,…