Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
A Beautifully Layered Memoir of Dedication and Loss
Off the Shelf
By Sheila Curry Oakes
| Wednesday, March 09, 2016
When it was time for our book club to pick our next book, an
email went around with some suggestions and images of the book jackets.
When I saw the cover for H
Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, I immediately voted for “the
book with the hawk on it.” I admit I didn’t read the summary of the book—I
was drawn to the cover. It is a beautiful illustration, and, well, I simply
like it. READ