Other Book Reviews

Mariano Sigman’s  The Secret Life of the Mind: How our brain thinks, feels and decides. Listener. 5 August 2017. (No link yet.)

A review of The Whole Intimate Mess: Motherhood, politics and women’s writing. Scoop Review of Books. 14 July 2017

Clive Hamilton’s Defiant Earth: The fate of humans in the AnthropoceneListener. 3 June 2017.

Roger Scruton’s On Human NatureListener. 6 May 2017.

A Q&A with Prue Hyman about her book Hopes Dashed: The economics of gender inequality. Scoop Review of Books. 24 March 2017.

A review (plus a bit of a rant) of another Freerange Press collection, this one on the news media, titled Don’t Dream It’s Over: Reimagining journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand. Scoop Review of Books. 21 February 2017.

Shortlist: Fiction in TranslationThe New York Times Book Review. 17 February 2017.

Paul Moon’s Ka Ngaro Te Reo: Māori Language Under Siege in the 19th-CenturyScoop Review of Books. 10 October 2016.

A review of Susan Faludi’s memoir about her parent, In the DarkroomThe Listener. 23 August 2016.

A review of Prof. Barbara Brookes’ ‘A History of Women in New Zealand‘. Scoop Review of Books. 18 June 2016

A review of Mark Derby’s book about an NZ nurse at war, Dorothy Morris “Petals and Bullets: Dorothy Morris, New Zealand Nurse in the Spanish Civil War. Scoop Review of Books. 16 Feb. 2016

Vincent O’Malley’s “Beyond the Imperial Frontier: The Contest for Colonial New Zealand” (Bridget Williams Books). Scoop Review of Books. 30 October 2014.

Secret Histories of the Pacific. Review of Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the PacificBy David Robie. Little Island Press, April 2014.
Werewolf. 11 June 2014.

Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis. An Essay/Review, The Myth of Fairness
Edited by Max Rashbrooke. Bridget Williams Books, 2013.
Scoop Review of Books. 21 January 2014

Who Was That Woman, Anyway?: Review (sort of) of “Who Was That Woman, Anyway? Snapshots of a Lesbian Life”
By Aorewa McLeod. Victoria University Press. 2013
The Hand Mirror. 20 May 2013 (Also cross posted to my blog.)

Waihi in Words and Pictures: Review of “Waiheathens: Voices From a Mining Town”
By Mark Derby, with paintings by Bob Kerr. Atuanui Press. 2012.
Scoop Review of Books. 10 January 2013

Making Heavy Weather of the Rena: Review of “Black Tide: The Story Behind the Rena Disaster”
By John Julian. Hodder Moa. 2012.
Scoop Review of Books. 3 May 2012

Praising Palmer. Review of “Palmer: The Parliamentary Years
By Raymond Richards. Canterbury U. Press, Nov. 2010.
Scoop Review of Books. 6 March 2012

Book of Secrets. Review of Abortion Then and Now: New Zealand Abortion Stories from 1940 to 1980By Margaret Sparrow. Victoria University Press, 2010.
Scoop Review of Books. 16 November 2010

Academia and Activism. Review of Rethinking Women and Politics: New Zealand and Comparative Perspectives.” Edited by Kate McMillan, John Leslie & Elizabeth McLeay. Victoria University Press, 2009.
Scoop Review of Books. 8 March 2010.

Getting to Know Ireland, Five Books: Scoop Review of Books. 25 January 2009.
Ireland: Inventing the Nation. By R. V. Comerford.
Hodder Arnold/Oxford University Press. 2003.
Empty Pulpits: Ireland’s Retreat From Religion. By Malachi O’Doherty.
Gill & Macmillan. 2008.
Mind Y’self Now, Jewarne: A Kiwi in Donegal and Dublin. By Joanne Doherty.
Steele Roberts. 2008.
The Gathering. By Anne Enright. Vintage Books. 2007
Dubliners. By James Joyce. 1992 Penguin edition.

Rules of Acquisition. Review of The Leader’s Way: Business, Buddhism and Happiness in an Interconnected World.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Laurens van den Muyzenberg
Scoop Review of Books, 25 September 2008.

MMP’s Reluctant Midwife. Review of The Bolger Years: 1990-1997. Edited by Margaret Clark.
Dunmore Publishing.
Scoop Review of Books, 12 August 2008.

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