Someone has coined a new term for this fiction, Cli-Fi, for climate fiction. Since winning the booker Catton has taken a hiatus from writing, and revealed she suffered months of depression in , in which she found herself unable to leave the house. So reading these homesteading manuals is quite interesting. I was just learning yesterday, for instance, how to cure olives using lye to remove the tannins. I never knew that. I think there is a lot of misanthropy in a lot of environmentalism that I find really grates on me. New Zealand Asia Pacific news. Order by newest oldest recommendations.
It is only by chance that he meets Regina, a young girl who begins to provide the comfort and support he needs. But who is Regina, and can she help him come to terms with the loss of a childhood friend? Part memoir, part biography, part fantasy, it examines how our lives connect to those of our personal heroes.
But is she the super-sleuth fire whisperer or twisted firestarter?
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We have selected a great range of fiction across all genres from our recently received new material guaranteed to provide many hours of pleasurable reading. Coraghessan Boyle, all promising some great reading.
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Along with the first volumes in three new series, we promise some great reading experiences for fans of this very popular collection. Also we have new mysteries from several popular authors, and two new Scandinavian mysteries, one Anne Holt and the other by Kjell Eriksson. Opening different worlds, cultures and characters, the novels in this section include some brilliant, internationally acclaimed writers.
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A poetic, wonderful debut novel, about the legacy of families, and how the past can influence the future. Haunting stays in the mind long after reading has ended. Another gripping mystery from an author who always succeeds with psychological analysis of human desires and weaknesses, an author who never disappoints.
A dark, gripping sci-fi noir, with brutal crimes to be solved and thrilling adventure. Who could resist a psychotic android? Jammed with cartoons, mad schemes, psychedelic portraits, and notes from the road, this is a travel journal and a mirror of the post-traumatic dream world where the author can find no escape.
Illustrated using with many varied mediums, this multi-layered graphic novel is a must read for enthusiast. A moving story of loss, grief and recovery, through believable characters, brilliantly portrayed. Skip to content The following titles have been chosen from our monthly new fiction selections. My parents were always happy to feed me more comics… Q: We have tablets available to borrow!
Four Fergusons made of the same genetic material, four boys who are the same boy, will go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Loves and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Army in the s. Orphans of terrible hardships, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in.
The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery.
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Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Graphic novels The Graphic Novel collection always provides a wide range of genres, a large variation in writing style and art work, so that devoted readers will find endless hours of entertaining reading.
A call comes in about a double murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence: The police are unable to ID the man, so it is assumed that he was a burglar who died from natural causes. Little do they know that evidence for a rather different story is hidden right beneath their apartment. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has to start over in a synthetic body, in a world where her kind are illegal.
Pepper, one of the engineers who risked life and limb to reinstall Lovelace, is determined to help her adjust to her new world, because Pepper knows a thing or two about starting over. It is seventeen years since the Revolution overthrew the last king of the New British Empire.
But Miriam Burgeson, commissioner in charge of the shadowy Ministry of Intertemporal Research and Intelligence, has a problem.
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In another timeline, the U. Two nuclear superpowers are set on a collision course. Peer through a window. You might see Nathan Long, obsessively recording the incessant bark of a neighbourhood dog, or the Wheeler family sitting down for a meal and trying to come to terms with a shocking discovery. Within the shadows is an unspeakable crime.
She likes a drink, sure. And if Nina sometimes wakes up with little memory of what happened the night before, then her friends are all too happy to fill in the blanks. All Nina feels is a deep sense of shame, that something very bad has happened to her. Library News We have tablets available to borrow!
Vinyl now available for lending! She lives off vegetables and pigeons, burns her furniture and books to stay alive and keeps herself busy by writing her story on the walls of her home. Until one day she meets Sabalu, a young boy from the street who climbs up to her terrace. Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely after the end of a fifteen-year marriage, Wini is feeling vulnerable.
What starts out as an invigorating hiking and rafting excursion in the remote Allagash Wilderness soon becomes an all-too-real nightmare: A freak accident leaves the women stranded, separating them from their raft and everything they need to survive. When night descends, a fire on the mountainside lures them to a ramshackle camp that appears to be their lifeline. But as Wini and her friends grasp the true intent of their supposed saviors, long buried secrets emerge and lifelong allegiances are put to the test.
Mysteries Our selection of new Mysteries this month again included many translated novels, proving a growth in their popularity with readers, especially for Scandinavian mysteries. But once the tourists have gone, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village. This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another.
Leo Junker is back in the homicide unit, after a murder case where he was the intended victim. A sociologist named Thomas Heber is found murdered. Leo is put on the Heber case with his former nemesis Gabriel Birck, but when the case is abruptly reassigned to the Swedish Security Service, he realizes this is no ordinary street mugging. The fabulously wealthy Maharaja of Rajpore, a lover of luxury cars and beautiful women, cannot resist a mystery and, over the objections of the local Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police, attempts to solve the crime.
As the British authorities dispatch their own investigator from Simla, His Highness deals with the growing hostility of the English Establishment, learning that Major Russell was not as pukka, as proper, as he liked to pretend. As refugees across America band together and engage in open warfare with the military over scarce resources, a select group of individuals make a power play to rebuild the country.
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But then a patient goes missing from his locked bedroom, leaving nothing but a pile of insects in his wake. A staff investigation ensues; surveillance becomes total. As the mystery of the disappeared man unravels Adam uncovers a conspiracy that calls into question the core principles of how and why we think about the future, and the past, and the now.
The ultimate pay-off is DH, an Earth-like planet hundreds of light years from human habitation. Ruthless corporations vie over the prize remotely, and war is in full swing. But soldiers recruited to fight in the extremities of deep space come with their own problems: Other genres This month we received many new titles from New Zealand writers that included the much praised, long awaited second novel by Karen Hay, titled the march of the foxgloves.
London, , and Frances Woodward is tormented by the restrictions of her puritanical father and the cruelties of 19th century narcissist, Benedict Hunt. Having meted out a particularly creative form of revenge upon Hunt, Frances transcends the social norms of the late-Victorian era and travels alone to the far-flung colony of New Zealand, where she is forced to look beyond the establishment life seemingly pre-ordained for her. With growing disregard to consequences, the pair commits to do whatever it takes to have the Treaty honoured and the Maori flag flying at Waitangi. Growing up dirt-poor in Willoughby, Warwickshire, in , Martha dared to imagine a different life.
Now she is a wealthy and respectable Wellington settler half a world away. But the cost has been high. Martha cannot speak of the past or the people she left behind. He remembers the death of an eight-year-old girl, whose body was found on reclaimed land called Inch Levels on the shoreline of Lough Swilly. And he is visited by his beloved but troubled sister Margaret and by his despised brother-in-law Robert, and by Sarah, his hard, unchallengeable mother.
Each of them could talk about events in the past that might explain the bleakness of their relationships, but leaving things unsaid has become a way of life. Guilt and memory beat against them, as shock waves from bombs in Derry travel down the river to shake the windows of those who have escaped the city.
The other has ideas: This is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. But as a great war rages, the Kaiser is found dead, and one sister, Giselle Grey is accused of his murder.
Pursued by enemies, Giselle must unravel the prophecy of the Carbon Grey before history itself unravels. Drawn into one crazy adventure after another, they forge a crew of misfits into a family that must face the darkest parts of the universe together. The lean Somalian, wearing knee-length leggings and a baggy T-shirt, came in seconds behind her competitors.
Both are killed immediately.
Is it an accident, or did someone kill them on purpose? The same morning the husband of the deceased young woman disappears. During the police investigation, it turns out that the husband had recently bought a property that nobody knew anything about. Now part of the British Crown Jewels, the priceless gem it is a prize that many have killed to possess. And yet, on the very day Inspector Chopra visits the exhibition, the diamond is stolen from under his nose. This year, though, the card bears a different message: I know who did it. Uncovering the facts will lead him on a dark journey, where he must face his own wrongs as well as those done to those they love.
His friends do, too. They sleep late, read too much, drink too much, talk too much, and work and earn and do way too little. But Hollis does have an obsession: Grace of Kings, Kuni Garu, now known as Emperor Ragin, runs the archipelago kingdom of Dara, but struggles to maintain progress while serving the demands of the people and his vision. Then an unexpected invading force from the Lyucu Empire in the far distant west comes to the shores of Dara and chaos results.
Purgatory is the lawless moon colony of eccentric billionaire, Fletcher Brass: When an exiled cop arrives in this wild new frontier, he immediately finds himself investigating a string of ruthless assassinations in which Brass himself, and his equally ambitious daughter, are the chief suspects. Sixty years later, her niece Anne suddenly shows up at her door with her small son.
Anne has fled the trendy Hamburg, Germany neighborhood she never fit into after her relationship imploded. Vera and Anne are strangers to each other but have much more in common than they think. As the two strong-willed and very different women share the great old house, they find what they have never thought to search for: It is only when Yoshie and her mother move to Shimo-kitazawa, a traditional Tokyo neighborhood of narrow streets, quirky shops, and friendly residents that they can finally start to put their painful past behind them. However, despite their attempts to move forward, Yoshie is haunted by nightmares in which her father is looking for the phone he left behind on the day he died, or on which she is trying, unsuccessfully to call him.
Is her dead father trying to communicate a message to her through these dreams?
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