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The Last Everyday Hero: The Bert Sutcliffe Story

by Richard Boock

Magical book about Bert Sutcliffe, the magical batsman who put New Zealand cricket on the map.This book is a tale of two men: one who became the first hero of New Zealand cricket, and one whose lifelong dream...

The Winemaker: George Fistonich and the Villa Maria Story

by Kerry Tyack

Biography of New Zealand's most awarded wine-industry leader. Over the last 15 years, the New Zealand industry has increasingly globalised, as international corporates take a dominant role in our wine production....

Eating Dirt: Adventures and Yarns from New Zealand's Action Man

by Steve Gurney

Outdoor adventures and advice on resilience from extreme athlete Steve Gurney, author of the bestselling Lucky Legs. Hard man and 9-time Coast to Coast winner Steve Gurney reckons we're cotton-wooling our kids...

Making a Difference: How One New Zealander Created a Global Business, and His Thoughts on the Country's Direction

by Owen Glenn

The story behind Sir Owen Glenn's global business success and major philanthropic contributions.From humble beginnings in New Zealand, Owen Glenn built up a highly successful global business empire and now he...

A Wife On Gorge River

by Catherine Stewart

Life with New Zealand's remotest family in a follow-on from the bestselling A Life on Gorge River by Robert Long. In 2010, New Zealand met its remotest family, through the writing of Robert Long - aka Beansprout...

Sea Fever: From First Date to First Mate

by Angela Meyer

A love story, a modern escape fantasy and a funny, sharp, observant page-turner of a read.How is it that someone who gets seasick and loves her two showers a day attempted to sail across the Pacific in a small...

Wednesday's Child

by Val Bird

Entertaining, sad, funny, thought-provoking, this is a novel based on the life of an exceptional man, who happened to be intellectually handicapped.Inspired by the life of the author's intellectually handicapped...

The Kindness of Strangers: Kitchen Memoirs

by Shonagh Koea

A memoir - with recipes - from a well-loved writer with a unique and quirky take on life.Looking back over her varied life in a range of roles, including daughter, wife, mother, journalist and novelist, Shonagh...

Book Book

by Fiona Farrell

An evocative and moving mix of memoir and fiction from an award-winning novelist. As war is waged in the Middle East, a woman in New Zealand has her nose in a book. Kate is immersed in other battles, engrossed...

At the End of Darwin Road: A Memoir

by Fiona Kidman

An evocative memoir about the emergence of a pre-eminent writer in a changing world'What I have to tell is largely a personal narrative about how I came to inhabit a fictional world' This absorbing memoir explores...

The Larnachs

by Owen Marshall

Based on a real love triangle, this fascinating novel is by one of New Zealand's most-loved respected authors.'Dougie's story and mine is not told in the history of William Larnach. It is our private journey,...

The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir

by Leslie Marmon Silko

A highly original and poetic self-portrait from one of America's most acclaimed writers.

Leslie Marmon Silko's new book, her first in ten years, combines memoir with family history and reflections on the creatures...

The Hungry Heart: Journeys With William Colenso

by Peter Wells

Shortlisted for the NZ Post Award this fascinating, innovative biography is of a true original and significant figure in NZ's early colonisation."I love doubters: of a truly honest doubter I have great hope."...

Lucky Legs: What I've Learned About Winning and Losing

by Steve Gurney

The keys to success in a motivational autobiography by New Zealand's top multisport athlete.Steve Gurney is an exceptional athlete. He has been in 19 of the epic Coast to Coast races in a row, and he has won...

A Long Road to Progress: Dispatches from a Kiwi Commander in Afghanistan

by Richard Hall

Fascinating dispatches from a Kiwi Commander in Afghanistan. As Commander of the New Zealand troops in the Bamiyan Province of Afghanistan, Colonel Richard Hall gained a unique insight into the lives of Kiwi...

The Captive Wife

by Fiona Kidman

A prize-winning historical novel that has become a New Zealand classic.When Betty Guard steps ashore in Sydney, in 1834, she meets with a heroine's welcome. Her survival during a four-month kidnapping ordeal...

Surf For Your Life

by Tim Baker & Mick Fanning

An inspirational tale of overcoming the odds to become world champ Mick Fanning might only be 28 but he already knows how a lot of things feel that most of us never will. How does it feel to lose a brother?...

Salvation Creek: An Unexpected Life

by Susan Duncan

Susan Duncan's bestselling memoir about starting again and risking everything to find the only thing you need. At 44 Susan Duncan appeared to have it all. Editor of two of Australia's top selling women's magazines,...

The House At Salvation Creek

by Susan Duncan

The wonderful second memoir from Susan Duncan, which picks up where Salvation Creek ended. Continuing the story of Susan Duncan's bestselling and much-loved memoir, Salvation Creek, The House picks up after...

Straight Shooter

by Matthew Lloyd

Matthew Lloyd is destined to be remembered as one of the AFL's greatest full-forwards. This is the updated and revised edition of his bestselling autobiography. Matthew Lloyd at his peak was a goal kicking machine...