The Book Review Schedule - March 2014

The following books are scheduled for review on the Nine to Noon Show, Radio New Zealand National, weekday mornings at about 10.35am. The book reviews on this show are facilitated by Booksellers NZ.

Contact Fiona Stewart () at Booksellers NZ for more information on how to submit a title. 

Books for review are independently selected and assigned to reviewers by the Nine to Noon team, and may be submitted by any New Zealand Publisher directly to Booksellers New Zealand with the submission forms attached..

Publishers have advised that all books listed in the month below are expected to be in bookstores by the date of review. Booksellers NZ makes every effort to ensure details are correct. Review dates may, however, be subject to change.

The printable list can be found here

After the live broadcast, podcasts of the reviews below are available from the Radio NZ website, by clicking on each book title below, care of Radio NZ National (

3 Mar

Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Nancy Horan
Hachette/Hodder $37.00

Lisa Finucane
4 Mar   Burial Rites
Hannah Kent
MacMillan/Picador $24.99
Louise O'Brien
5 Mar  

Road's the Mode: The Story of New Zealand's Road Transport Industry
Jenny Haworth
Wily Publications $49.99

Harry Broad
6 Mar Black Moon
Kenneth Calhoun
Random House/Hogarth $36.99
Gail Pittaway
7 Mar   Children's Book Review John McIntyre
10 Mar Where The Rekohu Bone Sings
Tina Makereti
Random House/Vintage $37.99
Carole Beu
11 Mar   Unexpected Lessons in Love
Bernadine Bishop
John Murray Publishers $27.99
Sonja deFriez
12 Mar Trouble in Mind
Jeffery Deaver
Hachette/Hodder $34.99
Graham Beattie
13 Mar

The Blazing World
Siri Hustvedt
Hachette/Hodder $37.99

Elisabeth Easther
14 Mar   Unity Books' Review  
17 Mar

Balancing Act
Joanna Trollope
Random House/Doubleday $37.99

Harry Ricketts
18 Mar This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash
Random House/Doubleday $37.99
Ralph McAllister
19 Mar The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle
Kirsty Wark
Hachette/Hodder $37.99
Sonja de Freiz
20 Mar The Martian
Andy Weir
Random House/Del Ray $36.99
Quentin Johnson
21 Mar   Children's Book Review John McIntyre
24 Mar The Limits
Alice Miller
Auckland University Press $24.99
David Hill
25 Mar

The Virgins
Pamela Erens
Hachette/Hodder $34.99

Jane Westaway
26 Mar An Unnecessary Woman
Rabih Alameddine
Text Publishing $37.00
Paul Diamond
27 Mar The One Plus One
Jojo Moyes
Penguing/MIchael Joseph $37.00
Crystal Beavis
28 Mar   Unity Books' Review Tilly Lloyd
31 Mar The Mighty Totara: The Life and Times of Norman Kirk
David Grant
Random House $44.99
Michael Cullen