One hot August day a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. Jenny, the mother, is in charge of lopping any small limbs off the logs with a hatchet. Wade, the father, does the stacking. The two daughters, June and May, aged n... read more
As reviewed in our April Newsletter:
This story begins gently enough; the locale is rural Idaho, the scene is a family of four people gathering firewood on a forested mountainside. Then, an unanticipated act happens and as a result, the fam... read more
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|Awards:||Winner of Specsavers National Book Awards: UK Author of the Yesr 2014.|
David Nicholls brings to bear all the wit and intelligence that graced ONE DAY in this brilliant, bittersweet novel about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014.Douglas Peterse... read more
As reviewed in our April newsletter...I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. I don't normally reach for love stories, however I enjoyed Nicholl's previous novel One Day, and thought this one was even better. The central character, Douglas, ... read more
TERRIFIC NEW NEW ZEALAND POETRYPoetry New Zealand, this country's longest-running poetry magazine, showcases new writing from New Zealand and overseas. It presents the work of talented newcomers as well as that of establis... read more
As reviewed in our April Newsletter
A journalist recently wrote that the very idea of poetry is seen as somewhat unmanly – it's all about feelings… the ultimate purple prose! Wrong. It's not prose at all, and that's ... read more
Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation. Evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in th... read more
AS reviewed by Jemma...
A gritty but beautiful book that does not shy away from the grief process, human suffering, and the place of God in it all. Captures wonderfully the relationshop between the trinity and mankind.
Home to mythical kingdoms, wars and expeditions, and strange and magical beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination. Overrun at different times by Buddhism, Taoism, shamanism, Islam and Christianity, they are a gran... read more
As reviewed by David in our March newsletter...
Edmund Hilary made sure all kiwis know about the Himalayas.In this book Robert Twigger explores this area which has enticed so many. He discusses its origins according to modern expert... read more