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  • Knots: Selected Works of RD Laing: Vol 7by RD Laing

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.61

    Originally published in 1970 , Knots consists of a series of dialogue-scenarios that can be read as poems or brief plays, each complete in itself. Each chapter describes a different kind of relationship: the "knots" of the title: bonds of love, dependency, uncertainty, jealousy. The dialogues could be those between lovers, between parents and... more...

  • Githby Chris Else

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2010; US$ 11.39

    A fascinating novel about small-town communities, which is also a love story and a whodunit. Ken McUrran runs a service station in a small town. He's an ordinary kiwi bloke who wants an ordinary kiwi life. Trouble is, a young Austrian hitch-hiker disappears. Ken's niece, Gith, has seen which car gave the young woman back-packer a ride. Trouble is,... more...

  • Black Earth White Bonesby Chris Else

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2010; US$ 15.38

    From one of New Zealand's most thoughtful writers, not just a finely crafted novel but a whole country, complete with dark undertones. Kit Wallace has spent his whole life running away. Through luck and lack of purpose he has finally washed up in the Pacific nation of Ventiak. Here, on the top floor of the Royal Albert Hotel, he avoids his past by... more...

  • The Vikingsby Else Roesdahl

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 15.50

    Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and far-flung consolidation. This encyclopedic study brings together the latest research on Viking art, burial customs, class... more...

  • Fastingby RD Chathem

    ReadHowYouWant 1999; US$ 9.99

    To help all believers understand fasting by the criterion of the Scriptures is the goal of this book. The auth………… more...

  • The Warrior Queenby Barbara Else

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 14.24

    The Warrior Queen is a subversive, funny novel about modern middle�-class marriage. Kate Wildburn is in trouble. She is an extrovert, a lateral thinker and a talented pianist. She is also a good wife and mother, and an attractive woman who enjoys being a woman. Richard, her surgeon husband, is balding, aggressive, hard on his children - and is he... more...

  • Gingerbread Husbandsby Barbara Else

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 14.24

    A touching, tender and witty novel about men and women and family life. Sophie Redlove has a crumbling Gothic mansion to restore, three children to manage, a distraught friend - as well as possums in the laundry at midnight. She loves her absent husband, Russell - but there's an importunate older man who's after her, a slightly sycophantic younger... more...

  • Three Pretty Widowsby Barbara Else

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 15.39

    A delicately layered, humorous novel, deliciously written, ranging over time and place .In the aftermath of Barnaby Rivers' death, complictions arise for three beautiful women: Bella, Ruth and wicked old Jocasta. Now nothing can go on in the old way. Crisis looms.In her funniest novel yet, Barbara Else contrasts attitudes to beauty, motherhood . .... more...

  • On River Roadby Chris Else

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 13.10

    A compassionate novel exploring our deep need for human comfort and reassurance, even in the midst of seeming plenty. In the trendy satellite town of Durry, four couples live in the support and trust of their joint friendship. They've stuck by one another through young love and marriage break-up, hard times and rising affluence. Each knows the others... more...

  • The Beetle In the Boxby Chris Else

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 12.53

    Part fairy tale and part philosophical exploration, this compelling fictional love story is witty and subtle, full of insight into the peculiar blend of reason and passion that makes up our humanity. When Jack Collingham becomes chauffeur to the Casturians, it seems the perfect arrangement. He is capable and obliging and willing to comply with the... more...