Auckland Libraries: Top 10 new voices

Top 10 new voices

The top 10 titles from new authors, curated by our librarians for the latest Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

The tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved.

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Dear Mrs Bird

A. J. (Amanda-Jane) Pearce

London, 1941, amid falling bombs Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent but finds herself acting as a typist for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt of Woman's Day magazine.

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Everything under

Daisy Johnson

Everything Under is a story of family and identity, of fate, language, love and belonging that leaves you unsettled and unstrung.

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The sound of breaking glass

Kirsten Warner

Christel is at shattering point. She's got two small children, her job in reality television is super high stress, she's an activist with Women Against Surplus Plastic and now... she's being stalked.

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Mick Kitson

Sal' is a disturbing, uplifting story of survival, of the kindness of strangers, and the irrepressible power of sisterly love; a love that can lead us to do extraordinary and unimaginable things.

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The mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Imogen Hermes Gowar

At an opulent party, Jonah Hancock makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal. This chance meeting steers both their lives onto a dangerous new course, a journey on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost...

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Michael Donkor

As the Brixton summer turns to Autumn, Belinda and Amma are surprised to discover the beginnings of an unexpected kinship. But when the cracks in their defences open up, the secrets they have both been holding tightly threaten to seep out.

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The chalk man

C. J. Tudor

In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then, a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body.

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There there

Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange delivers a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. A multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about violence and recovery, hope and loss, and identity and power.

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Girls burn brighter

Shobha Rao

A searing, electrifying novel set in India and America about the extraordinary bond between two girls driven apart by circumstances, but relentless in their search for one another.

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