The Scent of Apples
'You can never tell what something - or someone - is just by looking at it. You have to get inside to see what it's made of. That's where the treasure's to be found.'
In essence, The Scent of Apples is about a teenage girl called Libby. She suffers a loss and grief catapults her into a dangerous place. It is a tale of family secrets and bonds. Raglan and Maori medicine, but mostly about how a friendship helped her find her way back.
"An exquisitely told first novel from this New Zealand Author...McRae has a talent for getting inside the mind of a young girl " - Canvas Magazine 2011
Huia Short Stories 8
The best short stories and novel extracts from the Pikihuia Awards for Maori Writers 2009.
Dream Weaver: A story about compassion and a dream for a more forgiving world.
Huia Short Stories 10
The best short stories written in English and Māori, and novel extracts from the Pikihuia Awards for Māori Writers 2013.
Harlow and Father Brian: A short tale about a foster child and the "aging out" policy.
(I am happy to say that government ammendments have been made since.)
Stories on the Four Winds
Twenty stories from eighteen of New Zealand's accomplished writers.
Time: A story about a Mother and a daughter. It's about wishes and regrets and how hard it is to let go.