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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 Canvas magazine, Otago Daily Times,The Herald on Sunday, APN Newspapers' KidsZone, and Your Weekend inserts in the Fairfax weekend newspapers, Graham Beattie's stint on Radio Live, as well as on Radio NZ National next week.
Welcome to the second issue of our new weekly update. This newsletter gives you a heads-up about which papers and magazines to check out for the latest weekend 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!

Next week's reviews:

The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd, by Findlay McDonald (Penguin NZ) 9780143567967
The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud (Random House) 9780857532022
The Boring Book, by Vasanti Unka (Penguin NZ) 9780143505754
A History of Silence, by Lloyd Jones (Penguin NZ) 9780143569473

Saturday, 9 November - Canvas & Weekend

Reviews:
The Infinite Air, by Fiona Kidman (Vintage) Reviewed by David Hill 9781869797928
Birds of New Zealand, by Paul Scofield and Brent Stephenson (AUP) 9781869407339
Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914, by Max Hastings (William Collins) 9780007467648

Book Columns:
Picture Books for younger children
Bookmarks (book culture news and views)

Your Weekend, Saturday 9 November

Book Reviews:
An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris (Hutchinson) 9780091944551
Autobiography, by Morrissey (Penguin Classics) 9780141394817
Growing Older: The Pure Gold Baby, by Margaret Drabble (Text) 9781922147516
Eyrie, by Tim Winton (Hamish Hamilton) 9781926428536
Saints of the Shadow Bible, by Ian Rankin (Orion) 9781409144755
Bittersweet, by Colleen McCullough (HarperCollins) 9780732298203
Guinness World Records, ed by Craig Glenday (Macmillan)
Solo, by William Boyd (Jonathan Cape) 9780224097482
The Lives of Novelists, by John Sutherland (Profile) 9781846681608


Sunday, 10 November 2013

Book Review:
Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. Reviewed by Nicky Pellegrino 9781408704950

Graham Beattie with Wallace Chapman, Sunday, 10 November

Book Reviews:
The Life & Art of Lynley Dodd, by Finlay Macdonald (Penguin Books NZ) 9780143567967
Rivers: NZ’s Shared Legacy, by David Young (Random House NZ) 9781775534501
Between Rivers – Manawatu, by David Lupton & Bettina Anderson (Haunui Press) 9780473211622

Issue 3836 - Books & Culture

Features:
Author interview with Owen Marshall, winner of a Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement.
Author interview with Christos Tsiolkas about his new novel, Barracuda (Allen & Unwin) 9781743317310
Author interview with Vanda Symon, shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for best New Zealand crime novel for The Faceless (Penguin) 9780143567202

Book Reviews:
An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris (Hutchinson) 9780091944551
Dante: A Divine Comedy, translated by Clive James (Picador Poetry) 9781447244219
Experiencing Stravinsky: A Listener's Companion, by Robin Maconie (Scarecrow Press import) 9781299387638
Benjamin Britten: A Life in the twentieth century, by Paul Kildea (Allen Lane) 9781846142321
After Her, by Joyce Maynard (William Morrow) 9780062291844
Saints of the Shadow Bible, by Ian Rankin (Orion) 9781409144755
Bitter Wash Road, by Garry Disher (Text) 9781922079244
W is for Wasted, by Sue Grafton (Mantle) 9780230769151

The NZ Listener for this coming week will feature the Top 50 Kids' Books for the year. If you are a member of Booksellers NZ, this is available online to you here. Please contact us on info@booksellers.co.nz if you have misplaced your log-in details.

Your Weekend, Saturday 9 November

Reviews:
An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris (Hutchinson) 9780091944551
Autobiography, by Morrissey (Penguin Classics) 9780141394817
Saints of the Shadow Bible, by Ian Rankin (Orion) 9781409144755
Bittersweet, by Colleen McCullough (Harpercollins) 9780732298203
Guinness World Records, ed by Craig Glenday (Macmillan)
Solo, by William Boyd (Jonathan Cape) 9780224097482

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Book Reviews:
Wake, by Elizabeth Knox (Victoria University Press) 9780864737700
Reconstructing Faces: The Art and Wartime Surgery of Gillies, Pickering, McIndoe and Mowlem, by Murray C. Meikle (Otago University Press) 9781877578397
Wearable Art (Craig Potton Publishing) 9781877517945
Coal Creek, by Alex Miller (Allen & Unwin) 9781743316986
Kate: The Future Queen, by Katie Nicholl (Weinstein Books) 9781602862401
Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King (Hachette) 9781444761177
Just One Evil Act, by Elizabeth George (Hachette) 9781444706017
Thankless in Death, by JD Robb (Hachette) 9780749959364

Culture, Sunday 10 November

Book Reviews: 
From Earth’s End: The best of New Zealand Comics, by Adrian Kinnaird (Random House) 9781869799953
I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) 9780297870920
Cartwheel, by Jennifer Dubois (Scribe) 9781922070784
Drink, by Ann Dowsett Johnston (HarperCollins) 9780732296407
The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles, by Katherine Pancol (Allen & Unwin)
9781743318072

Week of Monday, 4 November

Giveaway / Feature:
At the Beach, by Gillian Candler and Ned Barraud (Craig Potton Press) 9781877517730

Week of Monday, 11 November

Giveaway / Feature:
The Princess and the Foal, by Stacy Gregg (HarperCollins) 9780007469024

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