Explore our picks of this year’s most talked-about books with the Auckland Libraries Top 100!
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Absorbing and assured, idiosyncratic and relatable, True Biz is an unforgettable journey into the Deaf community and a universal celebration of human connection.
A bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, To Paradise is about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.
Hana Westerman is a tenacious Māori detective juggling single motherhood and the pressures of her career. Touching on urgent themes, Better the Blood examines the uneasy integration of identity and heritage into a multicultural society.
The Library of Unfinished Business is the story of a sad and disillusioned man who searches for the courage to transform his life - even after it has ended - and of a daughter who learns that her father’s love is mighty beyond imagining.
Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in a hyper-masculine world caught between two Glasgow housing estates. A revealing story about family, the violence faced by so many queer people and the dangers of loving too much.
Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, she’d be the first to point out there’s no such thing. But it's the early 1960s and her male colleagues take a very unscientific view of equality. But, like science, life is unpredictable.
England, 1989. Over the course of a burning hot summer, two very different men - traumatised Falklands veteran Calvert and affable, chaotic Redbone - set out nightly in a clapped-out camper van to undertake an extraordinary project.
Lia, her husband, Harry, and their daughter, Iris, are a happy and balanced family of three. But when a tragic diagnosis threatens to derail their lives, the world around them begins to change, and Lia's carefully hidden secrets come rushing out.
Dimple Pennington knew of her half-siblings, but she didn't really know them beyond faint memories of driving through Brixton in their dad's gold jeep. That is until a catastrophic event brings her half-siblings crashing back into her life.
Bix is 40 and desperate for a new idea when he stumbles into a conversation group of professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading memory. A decade later, Bix’s technology ‘Own Your Unconscious’ has seduced multitudes. But not everyone.
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