Three-word story ideas unexpectedly complete

August 10, 2017
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Three-word story ideas unexpectedly complete

Three Words: An Anthology of Aotearoa/NZ Women’s Comics, edited by Rae Joyce, Sarah Laing & Indira Neville (Beatnik Publishing, RRP $49.99) If you happen to read the mainstream newspapers and magazines in this country (in fact, in most countries) you could be forgiven for thinking there were no women comic writers. Even at first glance...

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James Patterson announces beneficiaries

July 31, 2017
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James Patterson announces beneficiaries

Best-selling author and reading advocate James Patterson has announced the recipients of his cash injection to help get children reading. While touring Australia in May, Patterson announced plans to donate a total of $100,000 to bookstores throughout New Zealand and Australia, with individual story...

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On the bookshelves: August 2017

July 16, 2017
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New releases coming in August. FICTION The Way Back, by Kylie Ladd: A gripping psychological drama about a teenage girl who disappears for months. Whan a life has been shattered, how do you put the pieces back together? (Allen & Unwin, RRP $33). Off...

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Death row reprieve leads to intrigue

June 23, 2017
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Death row reprieve leads to intrigue

The Last Mile, by David Baldacci (Macmillan, RRP $37.99) Melvin Mars sits in a cell, awaiting execution for the brutal murder of his parents two decades. However, just hours before he is scheduled to die, he is granted an unexpected reprieve when someone else...

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On the bookshelves: July 2017

June 19, 2017
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New releases coming in July. FICTION The Late Show, by Michael Connelly: A driven, young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD (Allen & Unwin, RRP $37) Half Wild, by Pip Smith: Based on the true lives of Eugenia Falleni, Half Wild is Pip Smith’s dazzling...

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