The Women's Bookshop Faves & Raves 2017
This is the pile of books that needs to be beside your bed!
Mother of All Questions $28 – Superb feminist essays from a highly respected cultural commentator
The Choice $35 – ‘You can’t change what happened but you can choose how to live now’ – inspiration from a holocaust survivor
Moonrise $19 – Powerful, moving teen read that is tough but poetic; shortlisted for the Costa Prize
Home Fire $27 - Absorbing, gut-wrenching novel about Isis & Muslims in Britain. Longlisted for 2017 Man Booker Prize
Tin Man $30 – Tender, loving, sad novel written in exquisitely beautiful prose; from author of When God was a Rabbit
Driving to Treblinka $45 – Deeply moving, personal story of her holocaust survivor father, from brilliant NZ journalist
What Would She Do? $23 - Famous females for teens – even better than Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls!
New Boy $34 – Stunning, shocking modern take on Othello, set in a school playground; Hogarth Shakespeare series.
Elmet $35 – Disturbing, beautifully-written lyrical novel with visceral dark undertones; shortlisted 2017 Man Booker Prize
Decline & Fall on Savage Street $38 - Gorgeous novel capturing 100 years of a Christchurch villa, its inhabitants, & the earthquake.
Annual 2 $40 – Delicious NZ miscellany of stories, comics, art, essays, poems & high jinks for 9-13 year olds
The Mothers $37 – Set in a small-town, black community, a vivid, compelling novel about secrets & the consequences of youthful decisions
The Music Shop $37 – Charming, heart-warming, absorbing story from author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Heloise $38 – Stunning retelling, by NZ author, of the famous love story – a young woman with a brilliant mind
Sing Unburied Sing $27 – Riveting road trip through the Mississippi, overshadowed by the legacy of slavery & Hurricane Katrina.
That’s Not a Hippopotamus! $20 – Utterly delightful word play & pictures; Ockham NZ Book Awards Picture Book Winner
The Little Library Cookbook $45 – 100 recipes from your favourite stories – what more could food & book lovers want?
Manhattan Beach $38 – Brilliant NY novel of the Depression, the criminal underworld, & a young woman deep-sea diver
Winter 34 – the second in her ‘Seasons’ quartet – witty, wacky & wonderful as ever!
The Suicide Club $38 – Quirky, witty, moving story of 3 disturbed 20-year-olds, from Berlin-residing NZer