Books

Difficult and haunting story of complex relationships

There are books you can read with great ease on a long sunny afternoon after lunch. This isn't one of them!

150 poems from 150 poets

150 poems from 150 poets

Dunedin has a proud tradition of poets and poetry. There is a community of poets that has developed strong, close ties. People are aware of each other's work and support and encourage it.

1914: Riding into War

1914: Riding into War

This is the first book in a series on each year of WW1, by New Zealand author Susan Brocker.

The House of Puzzles

The House of Puzzles

This is the fifth book in the Billionaire series, featuring Gerald Wilkins as the world's youngest billionaire.

Singing Home the Whale

Singing Home the Whale

New Zealand author Mandy Hager opens this book with the voice of the Chronicle, the now-old orca of the title, telling of his beginnings and the joy he found before he lost his innocence at the hands of the Hungry Ones - humans.

A history of all that matters

A history of all that matters

With the centennial of the start of World War 1 and New Zealand's involvement in it (first in Samoa, then at Gallipoli and later in Belgium and France), there has been a need for a general and wide-ranging account for those coming fresh to the subject.

Drowning in grief

Drowning in grief

The house referred to in the book's title is the Victorian Supreme Court, where Robert Farquharson was on trial for the murder of his three young sons.

Still life

Still life

Taxidermist Geoff McPhedran's Clinton showroom makes a striking image in a new book by photographer Arno Gasteiger and writer Kennedy Warne.

Another rollicking ride

Another rollicking ride

There will be many readers who, like me, have been hoping they had not heard the first and last from Rosie Jarman and Don Tillman, the central protagonists in the quirky 2013 novel, The Rosie Project.

Rocky relations

Rocky relations

Dunedin writer Laurence Fearnley, who this week released her latest novel, Reach, discusses motivations and maritime minutiae with Shane Gilchrist.