All the Way to Summer

Cover for book All the way to Summer

All the Way to Summer
Stories of love and longing

March 2020

To mark her 80th birthday, this volume brings together a variety of her previously published stories as well as several that are new or previously uncollected; all moving, insightful and written with love.

Fiona Kidman’s early stories about New Zealand women’s experiences scandalised readers with their vivid depictions of the heartbreaks and joys of desire, illicit liaisons and unconventional love. Her writing made her a feminist icon in the early 1980s, and she has since continued to tell the realities of women’s lives, her books resonating with many readers over the years and across the world.

The final stories trace her own history of love, a memoir of significant people from childhood and beyond.


Read an extract here


What the critics said:

These stories span close to a century, and we can trust entirely that Kidman’s portrayal of our country through the ages is spot on… Drama, laughter, sex and bad moments. This is the truth about love.’  – Catherine Robertson, Landfall
‘[The stories] will both delight and break your heart.’ – Caroline Barron, Otago Daily Times

‘Every story is quintessential Kidman – deep themes of love that changes a character, subtle yet packing a mighty punch. She writes poetically yet vividly, unique but universal.’ — Read more from Rebekah Lyell, NZ Booklovers

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