t. 92, April 2018 ‘Forthcoming Reviews’

Michalia Arathimos, Aukati. Wellington: Mākaro Press (2017). RRP: $38. Pb/flaps, 360pp. ISBN: 9780994137852. Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman

A N Arthur, Orphanage Boys. Feilding: Rangitawa Publishing (2016). RRP: $38. Pb, 383pp. ISBN: 9780994138217. Reviewed by Brenda Allen  

Michael Belgrave, Dancing with the King: The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885. Auckland: AUP (2017). RRP: $65. Hb, 452pp. Reviewed by Michael Reilly         

Victor Billot, Ambient Terror. Dunedin: Limestone Singularity Media (2017). RRP: $15. Pb, 78pp. ISBN: 9780473370640. Reviewed by Shelley Chappell         

Anthony Byrt, This Model World, Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art. Auckland: AUP (2016). RRP: $45. Pb/flaps, 242pp & colour illustrations. ISBN: 9781869408589. Reviewed by Felicity Milburn       

Kate Camp, The Internet of Things. Wellington: VUP (2017). RRP: $25. Pb, 62pp.  ISBN: 9781776561063. Reviewed by Jessie Neilson       

Jenny Coleman, Polly Plum, A firm and earnest woman’s advocate, Mary Ann Colclough 1836–1885. Dunedin: OUP (2017). RRP: $39.95. Pb, 8pp photos, 296pp. ISBN: 9780947522522475. Reviewed by Jeni Curtis

Richard Cuthbert, Seabirds beyond the Mountain Crest, The history, natural history and conservation of Hutton’s shearwater. Dunedin: OUP (2017). RRP: $45. Pb, full colour, 220pp. ISBN: 9780947522643. Reviewed by Mary Cresswell

Mary Cresswell, Field Notes. Wellington: Mākaro Press (2016). RRP: $25. Pb, 68pp. ISBN: 9780994137951. Reviewed by Jessie Neilson

Elisabeth Easther, editor, Bird Words: New Zealand Writers on Birds. Auckland: Vintage (Penguin Random House NZ) (2017). ISBN: 9780143770312. H/b, 230pp. RRP: $35.  Reviewed by Mary Cresswell

John Howell, Homeless. Wellington: Mākaro Press (2016). RRP: $25. Pb, 68pp. ISBN: 978047315. Reviewed by Jessie Neilson

Richard Cuthbert, Seabirds beyond the Mountain Crest, The history, natural history and conservation of Hutton’s shearwater. Dunedin: OUP (2017). RRP: $45. Pb, full colour, 220pp. ISBN: 9780947522643. Reviewed by Mary Cresswell       

Elisabeth Easther, editor, Bird Words: New Zealand Writers on Birds. Auckland: Vintage (Penguin Random House NZ) (2017). H/b, 230pp. RRP: $35. ISBN: 9780143770312. Reviewed by Mary Cresswell       

Bonnie Etherington, The Earth Cries Out. Auckland: Penguin Random House (NZ) Vintage (2017). RRP: $38. Pb, 285pp. ISBN: 97810143770657. Reviewed by Patricia Prime      

Vivianne Flintoff, Kiwi on the Camino: A Walk that Changed My Life. Bloomington, Indiana: Balboa Press (2017). RRP: $30. Soft cover, 304pp. ISBN: 9781504382526. Reviewed by Mary Cresswell       

Peter Gossage, How Maui Slowed the Sun. Auckland: Penguin Group NZ, Picture Puffin, NZ Juvenile (2011). RRP: $19.99. Pb, 32pp. ISBN: 9780143505181. Reviewed by Anna Smith       

Amy Hempel, Guest Editor, The Best Small Fictions 2017. Foreword by Tara L. Masih, Series Editor. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Braddock Avenue Books (2017). RRP: $16. Pb, 164pp. ISBN: 10: 0998966717, ISBN: 13: 9780998966717. Reviewed by Jessie Neilson

Landfall 233, 70th anniversary edition, edited by David Eggleton. Dunedin: OUP (2017). RRP: $30. Soft       , 207pp. ISBN: 9780947522520. www.otago.ac.nz/press/landfall/index.html Reviewed by Patricia Prime        

Kirsten McDougall, Tess. Wellington: VUP (2017). Pb, 156pp. RRP: $25. ISBN: 9781776561001. Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman

Margaret Mahy, The Christmas Tree Tangle. Illustrated by Sarah Davis. Auckland: Penguin Group NZ, Picture Puffin, NZ Juvenile (2017). RRP: $19.99. Pb, 32pp. ISBN: 9780143770800. Reviewed by Anna Smith       

James Norcliffe, Dark Days at the Oxygen Café. Wellington: VUP (2016). RRP: $25. Pb, pp80. ISBN: 9781776560837. Reviewed by Olivia Macassey       

Mark Pirie, Rock & Roll: Selected Poems in Five Sets. Australia, Brisbane: Bareknuckle Poets Pocket Series No. 3 (2016). (Distributed in NZ only by HeadworX). RRP: $30. Pb, 156pp. ISBN: 97800994186126. Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie       

Priscilla Pitts & Andrea Hotere, UNDREAMED OF … 50 years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship. Dunedin: OUP (2017). RRP: $59.95. Hb, full colour, 224 pp. ISBN 9780947522568. Reviewed by Cassandra Fusco       

Sarah Quigley, The Suicide Club. Auckland: Random House New Zealand Ltd, Imprint Vintage NZ (2017). RRP: $38. Pb, 416pp. ISBN: 9780143771012. Reviewed by Anna Smith       

Michelle Rhodes, Salt Skin. Amazon. RRP: US$14.99. Pb, 410pp. ISBN: 9780473381882. Reviewed by Olivia Macassey       

Victor Rodger, Black Faggot and other plays. Wellington: VUP (2017). RRP: $35. Pb, 170pp. ISBN: 9781776561032. Reviewed by Brenda Allen       

Elspeth Sandys, Casting Off, A memoir (vol. 2). Dunedin: OUP (2017). RRP: $35. Pb, 16pp photos, 224pp. ISBN: 9780947522551. Reviewed by Janet Wainscott       

Laura Solomon, Brain Graft. Hong Kong: Proverse Press (2017). RRP: $38.48. from Fishpond. Pb, 56pp. ISBN: 9789888228645. Reviewed by Jeremy Roberts       

Sport 45, edited by Fergus Barrowman, Kirsten McDougall and Ashleigh Young, with assistance from Holly Hunter. Wellington: VUP (2017). RRP: $30. Pb, 260pp. ISBN: 9781776561995. fergus.barrowman@vuw.ac.nz Reviewed by Patricia Prime       

Philip Temple and Emma Neale, Editors. Manifesto Aotearoa, 101 Political PoemsDunedin: OUP (2017). RRP: $35. Hb, 184pp. ISBN: 9780947522469. Reviewed by Erik Kennedy       .

Richard Walter and Peter Sheppard, Archaeology of the Solomon Islands. Dunedin: OUP (2017). RRP: $50. Pb, full colour, 200pp. ISBN: 9780947522537. Reviewed by Jacinta Beckwith       

Summer Days, Stories and Poems Celebrating the Kiwi Summer by various authors.[1] Auckland: Penguin Group (NZ) Imprint: Puffin (2017). RRP: $45. Hb, 224pp. ISBN: 9780143771593. Reviewed by Anna Smith       

Helen Waaka, Waitapu. Wellington, Whitireia: Escalator Press (2015). RRP: $30. Pb, 205pp. ISBN: 9780994118615. Reviewed by Olivia Macassey       

Redmer Yska, A Strange Beautiful Excitement, Katherine Mansfield’s WellingtonForeword by Vincent O’Sullivan. Dunedin: OUP (2017). RRP: $39.95. Pb, 296pp. ISBN: 9780947522544. Reviewed by Olivia Macassey.       


[1] Including Margaret Mahy, Joy Cowley, Gavin Bishop, Pamela Allen, Gwenda Turner, Fiona Farrell, Elena de Roo, Melanie Drewery, Sandra Morris, Sue Wootton, Brian Turner, Jenny Cooper, Vasanti Unka and David Elliot.