Author Archives: Unity Wellington

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
Art
March 17, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

Are You My Mother? Alison Bechdel, Jonathan Cape ($40) I reviewed this book at the Rainbow Wellington Book Review evening late last year, and since then I have spoken with…

The Invisible Rider by Kirsten McDougall
NZ Fiction
March 17, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

The Invisible Rider by Kirsten McDougall

The Invisible Rider Kirsten McDougall, Victoria University Press ($30) The Invisible Rider is a novel about a lawyer, father and husband residing docilely in his local community who begins to…

BOOK LAUNCH: Other Animals by Therese Lloyd
Event
March 7, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

BOOK LAUNCH: Other Animals by Therese Lloyd

How are we to survive our own lives? Therese Lloyd’s poems create a lyrical pathway through the thorny and singular questions of our time. And there, among so much that…

Sydney Bridge Upside Down by David Ballantyne
NZ Fiction
February 13, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

Sydney Bridge Upside Down by David Ballantyne

‘There’ll always be accidents with you around.’ This sinister wee tale is mostly about the struggle of Harry Baird from Calliope Bay to save his pretty cousin Caroline from the…

Summer 2012 – Newsletter #47
Newsletters
December 12, 2012 posted by Unity Wellington

Summer 2012 – Newsletter #47

Welcome, dear reader. Welcome to the Unity Books Summer newsletter. Jam-packed with bibliophile-worthy titles, there’s plenty of choice to ensure you have the most thrilling bookstack this summer. This online…

Launch Update: The Homeland of Pure Joy
Counter Culture
November 20, 2012 posted by Unity Wellington

Launch Update: The Homeland of Pure Joy

An eclectic crowd gathered at Unity Books Wellington last Thursday to celebrate the launch of three new publications from Lawrence & Gibson. It was an evening of speeches, from the…

Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
Fiction
November 11, 2012 posted by Unity Wellington

Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck

After lunch Joe Elegant read Fauna his latest chapter. He explained the myth and the symbol. “You see,” he said “the grandmother stands for guilt.” “Ain’t she dead and buried?”…