Winner of the Fiction category of the New Zealand Book Awards in 1986.
A book to treasure from one of our literary greats.
'This book is a treasure, in all senses of the word.' - Nelson Mail
A prize-winning historical novel that has become a New Zealand classic.
A remarkable novel that won the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the NZ Booklovers Award, the NZSA Heritage Book Award for Fiction and the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel.
'Jean Batten should be one of our national heroes with the same status as Sir Edmund Hillary - that was my conclusion from Fiona Kidman's new novel.' - Herald on Sunday
'terrifically strong poetry' - Radio NZ
'I can honestly say that this is one of the best books I have ever read' - Booksellers NZ blog
An insightful sequel to the successful At the End of Darwin Road.
Shortlisted for the NZ Post Awards and the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award.
This isn't just the story of Fiona Kidman, but also of New Zealand, our recent past, our literary world.
A thought-provoking, intriguing, brilliantly rendered story following 25 years of one woman's life.
A 'wonderfully evocative novel' - Next
'She has a rare ability to capture a sense of place and time . . . [Her] stories remind me of Alice Monro.' - Booksellers News
A serious but also blackly funny short story about old friendships, love and formaldehyde by one of New Zealand's most distinguished writers. .
Shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards.
‘Each story is rich in dialogue, characterization and evocative imagery of our heartland and its people’ - Next
A bestselling and influential novel, this compulsive story examines women's changing lives.
Perceptive, intelligent and touching, this is a fine novel from one of New Zealand's best writers.
This novel is a vivid portrayal of NZ in the late 1980s.