REVIEW Three Words: An Anthology of Aotearoa/NZ Women’s Comics

August 10, 2017
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REVIEW Three Words: An Anthology of Aotearoa/NZ Women’s Comics

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 on the internet, this appears to be a male-dominated industry with little mention of women anywhere. Three Words dispells that...

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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 able to request up to $5000 each to spend on initiatives...

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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 Reservation, by Bram Connolly: Australian Special Forces commander Matt Rix...

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REVIEW The Last Mile

June 23, 2017
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REVIEW The Last Mile

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 confesses to the crime. In this second “Memory Man” book to feature Amos Decker, he is now the latest...

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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 debut novel (Allen & Unwin< RRP $33). Forgotten, by Nicole Trope:...

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