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  • The Blind Singerby Chris Price

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    How does 'music hold us up'? In The Blind Singer, Wellington writer Chris Price 'cultivates the art / of listening' to explore this question. Price has a clear and precise ear and the poems dance and shimmer around 'the heart of our hearing'. And she draws on wider material: Music and science meet, shake hands, are introduced to history. Scepticism... more...

  • The Blue Hour of the Dayby Lorna Crozier

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 17.95

    Over the course of a career spanning three decades, Lorna Crozier has become one of Canada?s most beloved poets, receiving high acclaim and numerous awards, including the Governor General?s Award, the Pat Lowther Poetry Award, and the Canadian Authors Association Award. Now, in this definitive selection of poems, which draws on her eight major collections... more...

  • Book Selfby C. K. Stead

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    For more than 40 years, C. K. Stead has been New Zealand's leading literary and cultural critic. Whether writing about Christianity or a trip to Croatia, he always brings a clear personal point of view, a strong analytical bent, and a witty pen to his work. In this latest collection of critical writing Book Self, a sequel to his successful books Kin... more...

  • The Book of Knightsby Yves Meynard

    Tom Doherty Associates 1999; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.19

    A fantasy novel about a young boy who discoves a wonderful book that fills him with the desire to grow up to be knight--and whose desire is granted in strange and unexpected ways. more...

  • Bookless in Baghdadby Shashi Tharoor

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Shashi Tharoor is once again at his provocative best. In the title essay, we learn the steep price paid by some Iraqis just to obtain a book; what does it mean when selling books, essentially selling culture, out of one?s own library is the only way to put bread on the table? Later, Tharoor reminisces about growing up with books in India and the... more...

  • A Boy's Lifeby Jack Davis

    Magabala Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Autobiographical study by a celebrated Aboriginal poet and playwright, who writes of his boyhood in the south-west of Western Australia during the depression years of the 1920s and 30s. Written with humour and compassion, this book provides insights into a significant literary figure and an interesting period of Australian history. more...

  • Boys' Night Outby Anne French

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    What do women want? And what makes them think their relationships with men can provide it? This is Anne French's poetic account of the worlds of men and women. more...

  • The Brave Never Write Poetryby Daniel Jones

    Coach House Books 2007; US$ 12.95

    First published in 1985, The Brave Never Write Poetry , the lone collection of poems by critic/novelist Daniel Jones (1959?1994), was a cult hit. Written in a direct, plainspoken, autobiographical and at times confessional style in the tradition of Charles Bukowski and Al Purdy, these confrontational poems about sex and boredom, drugs and suicide,... more...

  • Briefcaseby John Adams

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    After an argument with his wife, Verity, Jason Button threw a stapler which struck her on the face. Is he guilty of violent assault? Or was it just a matter of bad luck? Briefcase, the first book of poetry by Judge and poet John Adams, is a mélange of poems ? in traditional and experimental forms ? and other texts: affidavits, police reports, a sudoku... more...

  • Bruno for Realby Caroline Adderson; Helen Flook

    Orca Book Publishers 2008; US$ 4.99

    This is the second collection of stories about Bruno, an imaginative boy with a humorous personality. more...