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.
Friendship is the best ship. And the
best stories are often about friendship. Readers everywhere are
fascinated by female friendship in particular—the highs and lows, the
intricate and unspoken rules, the incredible power of these bonds. Just
look at the popularity of classics like THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING
PANTS or DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA YA SISTERHOOD. So in honor of
Galentine’s Day tomorrow—a celebration of female friendship—here are
11 of our favorite novels on the theme.