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.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
A Richly Layered Novel of a Family Unraveling
Off the Shelf
By Sarah Jane Abbott | Monday,
June 20, 2016
I love when a novel surprises me. Myla Goldberg’s Bee Season has a quiet
cover, plain red with a white circle reminiscent of Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.
It starts quietly as well, with an eleven-year-old winning her class spelling