Review

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Kids
March 22, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

I Want My Hat Back Jon Klassen, Walker Books, $19 Sometimes when I really love a book, I like to read the negative reviews on Amazon, which usually only serve…

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Kids
March 22, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead, Text Publishing, $21 When You Reach Me (recent winner of the Newberry Medal) is a cross genre children’s book set in New York in…

The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer
Kids
March 22, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer

The Book of Everything Guus Kuijer, Allen & Unwin $22 The Book of Everything is the story of Thomas growing up in post-war Amsterdam in a strict religious household. This…

Wake Of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart
Fiction
March 22, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

Wake Of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart

Wake Of Forgiveness Bruce Machart, Houghton Mifflin $30 On a moonless Texas night in 1895, an ambitious young landowner suffers the loss of “the only woman he’s ever been fond…

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…

Washday at the Pa by Ans Westra & Mark Amery
Art
March 16, 2013 posted by Dan Hills

Washday at the Pa by Ans Westra & Mark Amery

Washday at the Pa Ans Westra & Mark Amery, Suite Publishing ($25) Washday at the Pa is a central text of New Zealand photographic history and one whose reputation has…