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Tale of piglets for young
and pig hunting for teens
Erena True of Hunterville Bookshop.
We asked some of our local booksellers to make recommendations of books for
For children who are not avid
readers, author Marion Day, has
created a delightful story about twin
piglets being raised by hand and
their adventures. Called Cuzzie and
Bro by their breeder, these two little
piglets were a lot smaller than their
brothers and sisters, so needed to be
hand reared. Cuzzie and Bro is
highly entertaining reading and is
well illustrated with colour photos
to further interest readers. There is
a lot of information about farm liv-
ing, to inform as well as to enter-
tain, and when one of the piglets is
lured away by the fairies, it
transforms into a fantasy world,
which all children understand. It is
a hard cover book, well designed to
last and be enjoyed by generations.
For the teenage market, Marion
has written a pig hunting book with
soft cover, Cor Blimey Mate.I
typical man talk style, it is a fast
moving tale of young pig hunters
and their tales. There is definite
need for this type of book to encour-
age non-readers to read.
Sampling some super summer reads
Kathryn Marsh, Paper Plus
Language of Flowers: Vanessa
This is a beautifully crafted book
with credible characters and story
A young woman with a terrible
past learns to change the lives of
others and herself through her gift
for flowers and their meaning. No
bullets are flying but the story
carries you along as relationships
develop. And you will remember it
which is always a recommendation.
A good one for the women in your
life of any age.
Journey: Pippa Blake.
This is a very personal account
from Pippa Blake about her and Sir
Peter Blake s lives together. The
introduction will grab you with the
age-old despair of losing your
soulmate and then the narrative
lets you into the life of this extraord-
inary woman, who is as much a
story as her husband.
Interspersed with many photos
this is a beautiful book. Great for
readers and so called non-readers
alike teens to adult.
Fantails Quilt: Gay Hay.
With children s books we look out
for those with that certain some-
thing, indefinable but instantly rec-
ognisable as a winner. This picture
flat is one of those books. Gentle
themes of conservation and renewal
are conveyed through the fantails
attempt to build a safe nest. The rat
(kiore) defeats them at first but
those who prey on others also need
to watch their back! Beautifully
illustrated with a distinctive prose
this is one for the young and those
who will read to them.
for the holidays
Margaret Kouvelis, of Poppies
Bookshop in Feilding.
The Street Sweeper by Elliot
One of the top 50 authors in the
world today. This book is mesmeris-
ing and superbly written.
Recently released from prison,
Lamont Williams, an African Amer-
ican probationary janitor in a Man-
hattan hospital and father of a little
girl he can t locate, strikes up an
unlikely friendship with an elderly
patient, a Holocaust survivor who
had been a prisoner in Auschwitz-
Birkenau. A few kilometres uptown,
Australian historian Adam Zignelik,
an untenured Columbia professor,
finds both his career and his long-
term romantic relationship falling
As these two men try to survive in
early twenty-first-century New
York, history comes to life in ways
neither of them could have foreseen.
Two very different paths -- Lamont s
and Adam s -- lead to one greater
story as The Street Sweeper, in deal-
ing with memory, love, guilt, her-
oism, the extremes of racism and
unexpected kindness, spans the
twentieth century to the present,
and spans the globe from New York
to Melbourne, Chicago to
Auschwitz. Epic in scope, this is a
remarkable feat of storytelling.
The Seamstress by Maria
Set from just before the outbreak
of the Spanish Civil War and
through World War 2, The Seam-
stress follows the life of Sira Qui-
roga, a Spanish seamstress who
becomes embroiled in a glamorous
and dangerous world far from where
she belongs, one filled with the idle
rich and politically powerful. Aban-
doned by her lover and beset by
debt, Sira clings to her gift for sew-
ing and forges a new life as the most
sought-after couturiere in Morocco.
But her wealthy clients bring more
than their business to her tiny stu-
dio. Caught up in international con-
spiracies and obscure secret service
missions, Sira discovers the value of
loyalty and the price of love. This is
an absorbing read that takes you to
some amazing heights and drops
you down again.
Also recommended: The Language
of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenburgh.
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