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- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99
Fiona Farrell is a New Zealand author who won the Montana New Zealand Book Award and was nominated for the international IMPAC Award. She received the Bruce Mason Award for Playwrights, the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship, and was an inaugural recipient of the Rathcoola Residency for New Zealand and Australian writers and artists. more...
- Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 16.39
An evocative and moving mix of memoir and fiction from an award-winning novelist. As war is waged in the Middle East, a woman in New Zealand has her nose in a book. Kate is immersed in other battles, engrossed in eyewitness accounts of an earlier war in ancient Persia. She has grown up, left her Otago home and returned, and in all these years books... more...
- Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 12.98
A fabulous multi-levelled novel, shortlisted for the Montana NZ Book Awards. Clare Lacey is on a quest. In Ireland to attend an art history conference, she sets out to find her father who walked out one day to buy a packet of cigarettes when she was a child, and disappeared. She is urged on her way by chance encounters: with a woman in a high tower,... more...
- Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 15.09
An historical, pastoral, satirical, scientifical romance, with mustelids! A young man out poaching. A beautiful maiden in a mysterious house. A perilous voyage to distant islands. All the ingredients of a highly coloured Victorian romance are played out in the context of the great colonial experiment. Exotic species travelled back to stock the collections... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.38
On 22 September 1960, six girls gather behind the school toilets to read Peyton Place: Caroline the leader, Heather the caregiver, Kathy the actress, Raeleen the explorer, Greer the mystic and Margie the rebel. Like the historical heroines whose stories are repeatedly held up to them as models, these girls confront in their various ways the uncertainty... more...
- Random House New Zealand 2013; US$ 15.03
A fascinating novel of hope, love, idealism and human progress, made up of two separate stories, which can be read in isolation and yet reverberate against each other. Sometime in the 1860s, in an isolated valley on Banks Peninsula, Harry Head, "the Hermit of Hickory Bay", experimented unsuccessfully with flight. His story forms part of the exuberant... more...
- Random House New Zealand 2013; US$ 3.41
An astute short story that challenges the formulaic and inhumane murder mysteries of television. A body is found floating in the bottom of a swimming pool. The police have no leads. Might the nosy cleaner have a theory about this strange case? After all, she is well used to reading the mess that people leave lying all around. Award-winning writer... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88
Fiona Farrell’s meandering travel book shows how an earthquake can change everything in a flash: the book you were writing, the house you were living in, the thoughts that preoccupied you. The Broken Book consists of four essays about life and walking, bookended by a preamble and an afterword, and interrupted by 21 poems about the Christchurch... more...
- Auckland University Press 2012; US$ 23.99
A mix of poetry and prose, this compilation by New Zealand?s Fiona Ferrell is simultaneously a memoir, a meandering travel book, and a poetry collection. Demonstrating how a natural disaster can turn a life upside down in an instant, this book consists of four essays about walking, interrupted by poems about the Christchurch earthquakes and their... more...
- Auckland University Press 2007; US$ 15.99
Offering poems that draw vividly on the landscape, history, and mythology of Ireland—while making connections with her home and childhood—this collection of poems reflects the author's personal journey and the many "invasions" of past and present. She adapts and transforms several ancient Irish texts, rewriting their stories for a contemporary world. ... more...