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Welcome to Preview of Reviews. This newsletter gives you a heads-up about which papers and magazines, to check out for the latest book reviews. We have had input from a whole range of media across New Zealand. If you are a bookstore, this is what your customers are excited about. If you are a reader, this is what you have to look forward to! The Otago Daily Times and The New Zealand Herald are missing from this week's Preview of Reviews.

Week beginning Monday, 23 October

Book Reviews:
The Diary of a Bookseller, by Shaun Blythell (Profile) 9781781258620
Gecko, by Raymond Huber and Brian Lovelock (Walker Books) 9781925126556
The Book You're Not Supposed to Have (Timmy Failure #5) Stephan Pastis (Walker Books) 9781406373653
Apartment Living New Zealand, by Catherine Foster (Penguin) 9780143770510
The Longest Breakfast, by Jenny Bornholdt and Sarah Wilkins (Gecko) 9781776571680

Saturday, 21 October

Book Reviews:
Half Wild, by Pip Smith (Allen & Unwin) 9781760294649 Reviewed by Elizabeth Heritage
Junk Food Japan: Addictive Food from Kurobuta, by Scott Hallsworth (Bloomsbury) 9781472919922 Reviewed by Janan Jay

Issue no. 4039

Feature:
The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live and Die, by Keith Payne (Hachette) 9781474601115

 

Interview:
Minette Walters for The Last Hours (Allen & Unwin) 9781760294984

 

Way with Words:
Chris Bourke on writing Good-Bye Maoriland (Auckland University Press) 9781869408718

 

Reviews:
The Necessary Angel, by C.K. Stead (Allen & Unwin) 9781760631529
The Parcel, by Anosh Irani (Scribe) 9781925322262
The Ascent of Gravity, by Marcus Chown (Hachette) 9781474601870
Sunlight and Seaweed, by Tim Flannery (Text) 9781925498684
You do not travel in China at the full moon: Agnes Moncrieff’s letters from China 1930-1945, edited by Barbara Francis (Victoria University Press) 9781776560882
Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing, by Daniel Tammet (Hodder & Stoughton) 9780340961377

Spinoff Review of Books
Week beginning Monday, 23 October

Excerpt:
from These Two Hands: a memoir, by Renee (Mākaro Press) 9780994137845

 

Essay:
by Surrey Hotel writers residency award winner John Summers

 

Story:

by Chris Bourke, author of Goodbye Maoriland (Auckland University Press) 9781869408718

 

New Verse:
by Nick Ascroft

Week beginning Monday 23, October

Features:
Liz Donnelly tells us about her Teardrops series of audio books for kids
Nicola Daly tells us about the Pacific Picture Book Collection
The books that formed my childhood, by Jenny Bornholdt


School Librarians of Aotearoa:
Grieg Daniels, from Tokomairiro High School, Central Otago

 

List:
20 Great Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens, by Monty Masseurs and Nicola Crombie from Wellington City Libraries

 

Reviews:
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, by Philip Pullman (Penguin) 9780857561084 Reviewed by Ruby McDonald-Bridge


Regional Papers Saturday, 21 October

Book Reviews:
Half Wild, by Pip Smith (Allen & Unwin) 9781760294649 Reviewed by Elizabeth Heritage
Junk Food Japan: Addictive Food from Kurobuta, by Scott Hallsworth (Bloomsbury) 9781472919922 Reviewed by Janan Jay

 
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Sunday, 22 October

Book Review:
Daring to Drive, by Manal Al-Sharif (Simon & Schuster) 9781471164408 Reviewed by Sue Green

 
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Saturday, 21 October

Book Reviews:
Half Wild, by Pip Smith (Allen & Unwin) 9781760294649 Reviewed by Elizabeth Heritage
Junk Food Japan: Addictive Food from Kurobuta, by Scott Hallsworth (Bloomsbury) 9781472919922 Reviewed by Janan Jay

Week beginning Monday 23, October

Review:
The Fuse Box, edited by Emily Perkins and Chris Price (Victoria University Press) 9781776561650 Reviewed by John Summers

This newsletter is intended to provide an overview of the book reviews and features that will be on the Booksellers NZ blog, as well as in The Listener, NZ Herald Weekend magazine, Otago Daily Times, and Your Weekend inserts in the Fairfax weekend newspapers, and Radio NZ National next week. Not all newspapers are represented every week.  

 

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