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Thousand Hills to...
Many of the world's humanitarian efforts have been focused on Africa. How can those in emerging economies not just...
We Are All...
When Rosemary was just five, back in Bloomingdale, Indiana, the Cooke family began to implode. Now, almost two decades...
Martian, The
Astronaut Mark Watney has cause to be very grateful for his green thumbs. Stranded on Mars with limited resources and...
Wolf Border, The
When zoologist Rachel Caine takes on the job of reintroducing grey wolves into the Earl of Annerdale's estate in...
No Great Mischief
Canadian writer MacLeod says: "In many ways [the book] is about the loss of a way of being." A tale that frequently...
Indonesia Etc
The largest Islamic nation and the fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia, looming large to New Zealand's...
City of Tranquil...
Kuang P'ing Ch'ing, City of Tranquil Light, becomes the adopted home of Mennonite missionaries Will and Katherine Kieh....
Last Days of Rabbit...
Single mum 'Rabbit' Hayes is coming to the end of her innings ... prematurely, it has to be said but that is not going...
Cove, The
Eking out a living on their patch of land, siblings Laurel and Hank Skelton keep to themselves until the arrival of...
We Never Asked for...
Letty Espinosa thought she had struck an excellent bargain: she earned the money and her parents looked after the...
Illuminations
Mystic, visionary, musician, healer and saint ... Hildegard von Bingen was an unconventional woman of her time. ...
End of Plenty, The
Projected world population in 2050: nine or ten billion ... According to award-winning environmental journalist Joel...
Open: An...
It is shocking to discover that tennis great Andre Agassi hated tennis. With a refreshing degree of candour, this...
How To Fly A Horse
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. It turns out that our parents really did know what they were talking...
Thirteenth Tale, The
Margaret Lea, an antiquarian bookseller and sometime biographer of obscure writers, receives a letter from Vida Winter,...
Narrow Road To The...
Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is a flawed man, struggling with the guilt of his love affair with his uncle's young...
St Agnes' Stand
An injured outlaw - heading for freedom in California - stumbles across the trapped survivors of an apache ambush:...
419
When Henry Curtis' involvement with an Internet scam leads to his death, his daughter Laura is bent on revenge. Her...
Unlikely Pilgrimage...
When Harold Fry leaves the house to post a card to Queenie, a former colleague who is in a hospice, he has no intention...
Malice
Author Kunishiko Hidaka never gets to finish his popular serialised novel, instead, seemingly mid-sentence, he is...
Road Home, The
Lev is on his way to Britain to seek work, so that he can send money back to Eastern Europe to support his mother and...
Honeydew
From Tenderfoot's, the pedicure parlour to Forget Me Not's, the antique store, many of the twenty...
Other Side of the...
Set against the backdrop of northern Ontario's haunting landscapes, The Other Side of the Bridge opens with an...
Chappy
Daniel, a young man needing to find his place in the world, travels to New Zealand to reconnect with his whanau. He...
Homestead
A collection of twelve linked stories, each told by a different woman from the isolated Austrian village of Rosenau. ...
Rich Man Road
Sister Olga Mastrovic and Sister Pualele Sina Auva'a initially appear to have little in common beyond their membership...
Little Princes
A short stint in a Nepali orphanage develops into something far more for American Conor Grennan. The children turn out...
Stone Mattress
From Verna and the 1.9 billion-year-old stromatalite she is about to wield as a weapon through to Sam's discovery in a...
Blackwater...
Ireland in the early 1990s. Helen's adored, younger brother is dying and the family find themselves gathered in the...
Amsterdam
With its prominent red light district and freely available recreational drugs, Amsterdam's reputation as a hotspot of...
All Quiet on the...
Remarque, who lost his German citizenship as a result of this work, powerfully portrays the agony and futility of war.
Inheritance: How...
According to the field of epigenetics, the interaction of genes and the environment, 'you are what you eat' can now be...
Caleb's Crossing
Bethia and Caleb's friendship bridges a cultural divide: Bethia is the daughter of a Puritan minister and Caleb is the...
Door, The
Acting on a recommendation from a friend, a young Hungarian writer employs an elderly housekeeper, Emerence Szeredas. ...
My Sister's Keeper
Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age 13 she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions and shots so...
Not Forgetting The...
When a computer programme he designs predicts the end of the world as we know it, Joe Haak leaves London in a panic. ...
Someone Knows My...
Aminata is twelve when she is kidnapped by slave traders from a village in Africa. Decades later, now an old woman,...
Good Doctor, The
It could have gone either way for Lance O'Sullivan: a fast track to underachievement and trouble or knuckling down,...
As the Earth Turns...
From the late nineteenth century to the 1920s, from Kwantung, China to Wellington and Dunedin and the battlefields of...
Our Souls at Night
Septuagenarians Addie Moore and Louis Waters set the tongues wagging when they embark on a loving friendship. What...
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