Stories


Find our posters at bus stops around Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, scan the QR code and discover unmissable stories for your ride. Or take it home!

  • Read extracts to get hooked on your next read,
  • Have a quick look at book blurbs and reviews made by people who know a lot more than us and see what is there for you (or is it a birthday gift for somebody special),
  • Listen to interviews and podcasts
  • Watch book trailers
  • Listen to radio adaptations
  • Find collections and catalogues

Special thanks to our special partner for making Stories the Go a reality!

We are proud members of The Coalition for Books

The Coalition for Books is a kaitiaki (guardian) of Aotearoa New Zealand’s literary landscape overseeing wider engagement and access for readers with the diverse range of high quality locally produced books.

Stories for Penguin Books NZ
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Monday wooldridge is a fighter with a face like a broken dinner plate. Fifteen years ago, her kid brother Eddy disappeared and she’s been looking for h ...More

Contemporary Fiction
Dominic Hoey

6 min read

Published by Penguin Books NZ
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Fungi of Aotearoa A Curious Forager’s Field Guide By Liv Sisson ~ “Of course, fungi foraging is not a new practice. Māori culinary traditio ...More

~BOOK BLURB~, Nature & Biology, Non Fiction
Liv Sisson

2 min read

Published by Penguin Books NZ
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The Deck by Fiona Farrell ~ A novel about telling stories in a time of change. What is the point of inventing stories when reality eclipses imagination? A litt ...More

~BOOK BLURB~, Fiction, Literary Fiction
Published by Penguin Books NZ
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There’s a Cure for This: A Memoir By Emma Espiner ~   The striking debut memoir from award-winning doctor and writer, Emma Espiner. “I ...More

~BOOK BLURB~, ~BOOK EXTRACT~, ~PODCAST~, Biography & Memoir, Non Fiction
Published by Penguin Books NZ
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  “Whenever I think of coming to punish my father, it’s always in a strong wind, and that’s blowing now as I drive up the long, ...More

Contemporary Fiction
Owen Marshall

6 min read

Published by Penguin Books NZ

  Extract from Mazarine published by Penguin Random House   Twelve I hadn’t expected Sophie Greenaway to be at work in the middle of the summer ...More

Action & Adventure, Fiction, Psychological Thriller
Charlotte Grimshaw

22 min read

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A gripping new novel from one of our leading writers. A compulsive and chilling novel about subjugation, survival and the meaning of family. “Up on the ...More

Fiction
Carl Nixon

32 min read

Published by Penguin Books NZ
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  No excuses presentation Dave Letele’s incredible life has taken him from footy to failure, crime to community, fat to fit and riches to rags R ...More

Biography & Memoir, Non Fiction
Dave Letele

16 min read

Published by Penguin Books NZ
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The Sparrow by Tessa Duder ~ A powerful new historical novel from one of New Zealand’s best-loved YA authors An exciting new novel from the author o ...More

~BOOK BLURB~, Historical Fiction
Published by Penguin Books NZ
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Where the Rekohu Bone Sings by Tina Makereti ~ From the Chatham Islands/ Rekohu to London, from 1835 to the 21st century, this quietly powerful and compe ...More

~BOOK EXTRACT~, ~RADIO ADAPTATON~, Historical Fiction, Love & romance
Published by Penguin Books NZ