Reviews – takahē 87

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Fale Aitu ‖ Spirit House by Tusiata Avia.
Reviewed by Erik Kennedy.

Transit of Venus  Venustransit by Hinemoana Baker, Ulrike Almut Sandig, Glenn Colquhoun, Uwe Kolbe, Brigitte Oleschhinski and Chris Price.
Reviewed by Janet Newman.

Hera Lindsay Bird by Hera Lindsay Bird.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Expecting Miracles by Peter Bland.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Give us this day by Helena Wiśniewska Brow.
Reviewed by Ludmila Sakowski.

Thought Horses by Rachel Bush.
Reviewed by Olivia Macassey.

The Deepening Stream: A History of the New Zealand Literary Fund by Elizabeth Caffin and Andrew Mason.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Merely a Girl by Tony Chapelle.
Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

The Salted Air by Thom Conroy.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

Recreating the Magic by Anna Crighton, Liz Grant and Ian Lochhead.
Reviewed by Judith Cleine.

Bend with the Wind by Suraya Dewing.
Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

Where the fish grow by Ish Doney.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

White Ghosts, Yellow Peril: China and New Zealand 1790-1950 by Stevan Eldred-Grigg with Zeng Dazheng.
Reviewed by Matthew Hughes.

The Farm at Black Hills by Beverley Forrester.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

Earthquakes & Butterflies: Otautahi Christchurch by Kathleen Gallagher.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

The Adventures of Jasper and Sharkcrock in Magictopia by Jasper and Justin Harrison.
Reviewed by Anna Smith.

Song of the Ghost in the Machine by Roger Horrocks.
Reviewed by Erik Kennedy.

Looking out to Sea by Kevin Ireland.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

Withstanding by Helen Jacobs.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Fits and Starts by Andrew Johnston.
Reviewed by Janet Newman.

This Paper Boat by Gregory Kan.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain by Julie Lamb.
Reviewed by Anna Smith.

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

Love as a Stranger by Owen Marshall.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Bones in the Octagon by Carolyn McCurdie.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

The Legend of Winstone Blackhat by Tanya Moir.
Reviewed by Justin Harrison.

Udon by The Remarkables by Harvey Molloy.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Women of the Catlins: Life in the deep south by Diana Noonan & Cris Antona.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

Leaving the Red Zone: poems from the Canterbury earthquakes edited by James Norcliffe and Joanna Preston.
Reviewed by Christopher Gomez.

Possibility of flight by Heidi North-Bailey.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Deleted Scenes for Lovers by Tracey Slaughter.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Vera Magpie by Laura Solomon.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Ko te Whenua te Utu / Land is the Price: Essays on Maori History, Land and Politics by M. P. K. Sorrenson.
Reviewed by Matthew Hughes.

Exits and Entrances: stories and poems by Barry Southam.
Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

The Last Time We Spoke by Fiona Sussman.
Reviewed by Karen Zelas.

How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes by Chris Tse.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

Beyond Puketapu by Dunstan Ward.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

Felt Intensity by Keith Westwater.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

The Blue Outboard: New and Selected Poems by Nicholas Williamson.
Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

Reviews Forthcoming in takahē 88 – December 2016

Maurice Gee: Life and Work by Rachel Barrowman.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Hera Lindsay Bird by Hera Lindsay Bird.
Reviewed by Janet Newman.

Rushing for Gold: Life and commerce on the goldfields of New Zealand and Australia edited by Lloyd Carpenter & Lyndon Fraser.
Reviewed by Matthew Hughes.

In the Supplementary Garden by Diana Bridge.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

The Wish Child by Catherine Chidgey.
Reviewed by Cassandra Fusco.

Snark, Being a True History of the Expedition that Discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock … and its Tragic Aftermath by David Elliot after Lewis Carroll.
Reviewed by Anna Smith.

Labour: The New Zealand Labour Party 1916-2016 by Peter Franks and Jim McAloon.
Reviewed by Grant Duncan.

Maukatere: Floating Mountain by Bernadette Hall.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand edited by Ingrid Horrocks and Cherie Lacey.
Reviewed by Cassandra Fusco.

Re-inventing New Zealand: Essays on the arts and the media by Roger Horrocks.
Reviewed by Cassandra Fusco.

All Day at the Movies by Fiona Kidman.
Reviewed by Olivia Macassey.

This Change in Light by Fiona Kidman.
Reviewed by Olivia Macassey.

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley by Danyl McLauchlan.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

Ka Ngaro Te Reo: Māori language under siege in the nineteenth century by Paul Moon.
Reviewed by Garrick Cooper.

Cold Water Cure by Claire Orchard.
Reviewed by Catherine Fitchett.

And so it is by Vincent O’Sullivan.
Reviewed by Catherine Fitchett.

Something Else by David Parkyn.
Reviewed by Justin Harrison.

Rabbit, Rabbit by Kerrin P Sharpe.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

Dad Art by Damien Wilkins.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

Strip by Sue Wooton.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

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