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White Lies

by Witi Ihimaera

A powerful, prize-winning novella from the much-loved author of The Whale Rider, plus a moving screenplay, film stills and commentary on writing and movie making.A medicine woman — a giver of life — is asked...


Anticipation

by Tanya Moir

This rich and darkly funny novel is about family history and the risk and power of knowledge.‘I want to tell you a story about my mother, although of course it is also mine – inherited, along with dangly earlobes...


Paddy's Puzzle

by Fiona Kidman

An internationally acclaimed novel, the Kirkus Reviews wrote, ‘Shrewdly balanced between earthy tenderness and the dreadful trauma of disillusionment: a grave yet limber narrative-and a very welcome import.’...


Belief

by Stephanie Johnson

An epic novel of love and religion that sweeps across New Zealand and America at the turn of the nineteenth century.In 1899 William McQuiggan leaves his young Australian wife and new-born twins in New Zealand...


A Secret Mind

by Kaye Kelly

A lively, moving novel that vividly recreates the 1880s: the harsh lives; the attitudes to madness and to drunkenness; and the strength of friendship and love.After an accident at four years old, Libby Budd...


The Gunners' Doctor: Vietnam Letters

by David Bradford

In 2005, David Bradford got the surprise of his life: his elderly mother found an old shoe-box at the back of her cupboard that contained a pristine record of one of the most turbulent times of his generation...


All For Love: The Scandalous Life and Times of Royal Mistress Mary Robinson

by Amanda Elyot

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Tory Widow

Anne Merrick #1

by Christine Blevins

From the "talented"(Bertrice Small) author of Midwife of the Blue Ridge, a stirring novel set on the brink of the American Revolution.

On a bright May day in New York City, Anne Peabody receives an unexpected...


Acadian Star

by Helene Boudreau

The Acadian Star competition is the biggest thing to ever happen in Meg Gallant's small Cape Breton town. Meg dreams of performing onstage with her best friend Nève. If they're lucky, they might even make it...


Midsummer Night

by Deanna Raybourn

Readers everywhere have fallen for New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn's intrepid amateur sleuth and socialite, Lady Julia Grey. Not to mention her devastatingly handsome partner in crime, Nicholas...


Wait Until Midnight

by Amanda Quick

The sins of Adam Hardesty's past have been discovered. And if he does not hunt down his blackmailer quickly, his secrets will be revealed to all...

But there is an obstacle in his way: sensation novelist Caroline...


Europe Central

National Book Award for Fiction 2005

by William Vollmann

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Virgin's Daughters

by Jeane Westin

The story of Elizabeth I, as it's never been told before-through the eyes of two ladies-in-waiting closest to her...

In a court filled with repressed sexual longing, scandal, and intrigue, Lady Katherine Grey...


Love Water

by Venio Tachibana & Tooko Miyagi

In the intricately mannered world of an Osaka brothel in Meiji-era Japan, Misao, a beautiful male servant, can only dream of a time when he can earn enough money to pay his debt to the brothel and escape his...


The Maharajah's General

Jack Lark #2

by Paul Fraser Collard

A riveting tale of battle and adventure in a brutal land, where loyalty and courage are constantly challenged and the enemy is never far away.

Jack Lark barely survived the Battle of the Alma. As the brutal fight...


Ben-Hur

by Lew Wallace

A restless Palestine dominated by the Roman legions and crossed by the winds of revolt, Ben Hur, a noble Jew, and Messala, a Roman officer: two friends that fate turn into mortal enemies...


The Magic of Ordinary Days

by Ann Creel

Olivia Dunne, a studious minister's daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver. An exhilarating flirtation reshapes her...


Lady of the Roses: A Novel of the Wars of the Roses

by Sandra Worth

During her short time as a ward in Queen Marguerite's Lancastrian court, fifteen-year-old Isobel has had many suitors ask for her hand, but the spirited beauty is blind to all but Yorkist Sir John Neville. It...


The Tale of Murasaki: A Novel

by Liza Dalby

The Tale of Murasaki is an elegant and brilliantly authentic historical novel by the author of Geisha and the only Westerner ever to have become a geisha.

In the eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu wrote the world’s...


His Majesty's Ship

by Alaric J Bond

Fiction, Historical, War, Military, Nautical, Royal Navy A powerful ship, a questionable crew, and a mission that must succeed. In the spring of 1795 HMS Vigilant, a 64 gun ship-of-the-line, is about to leave...