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              The Wine O'Clock Myth: The Truth You Need to Know About Women and Alcohol
                

              The Wine O'Clock Myth: The Truth You Need to Know About Women and Alcohol (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dann, Lotta

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              • Pub Date
                19 May 20

              The Wine O'clock Myth takes an in-depth look at the drinking habits of New Zealand women. It's written through the lens of Lotta Dann's own story and her work in the field of recovery and addiction today. It contains evidence-based research gleaned from primary sources, and numer...ous interviews with experts in many fields. As well as examining the normalising of alcohol in New Zealand, The Wine O'clock Myth explores the glorification that goes on with regards to this drug. It discusses when and how the alcohol industry began specifically targeting women, unpicking the tactics they employ to target female customers. It looks at the rise of the now-ubiquitous 'Wine Mum' culture on social media and the role the alcohol industry and media companies play in perpetuating this. It also investigates the impact that regular, heavy drinking has on women, both physically and emotionally. It looks at the emotional impacts - the numbing, dulling and disconnection that can occur - and the physical impacts: the problems alcohol can cause in the body and the increased risk of diseases. But while the book offers a big-picture analysis, it also provides an intimate view of the issue by featuring the voices of Kiwi women sharing their personal stories, revealing the pervasive and negative impact alcohol can have on a woman's life. These personal reflections contain tales of emotional disconnection, diminished power, confused thinking and damaged relationships. There are also uplifting stories of the remarkable transformations that can occur when alcohol is removed.
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              ISBN 9781988547220
              Published NZ 19 May 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Convict Valley: The Bloody Struggle on Australia's Early Frontier
               

              The Convict Valley: The Bloody Struggle on Australia's Early Frontier (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dunn, Mark

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              • Pub Date
                2 Jun 20

              In 1790, five convicts escaped Sydney by boat and were swept ashore near present-day Newcastle. They were taken in by the Worimi people, given Aboriginal names and started families. Thus began a long and at times dramatic series of encounters between Aboriginals and convicts in t...he second settlement in Australia. The fertile valley of the Hunter River was the first area outside of Sydney explored by the British, and it became one of the largest penal settlements. Yet today manicured lawns and prosperous vineyards hide the struggles, violence and toil of the thousands of convicts who laid its foundations. The Convict Valley uncovers this rich colonial past, as well as the story of the original Aboriginal landholders. While there were friendships and alliances in the early years, in the mad scramble for land in the 1820s as the Valley was opened to free settlers, tensions increased and bloodshed ensued. With fascinating stories about convicts, white settlers and the Aboriginal inhabitants that have long been forgotten, The Convict Valley is a new Australian history classic. 'Mark Dunn's Convict Valley is a finely detailed and meticulously researched study of the Hunter Valley. Interweaving its Aboriginal, convict and mining past, Dunn reveals the missing and misunderstood complexities of these histories as a gifted storyteller.' - Professor John Maynard, The University of Newcastle
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              ISBN 9781760528645
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Shoestring, the Boy Who Walks on Air
               

              Shoestring, the Boy Who Walks on Air (Hardback)

              By Hunt, Julie; Illustrated by Newman, Dale

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              • Pub Date
                2 Jun 20

              'Shoestring loved the sudden intake of breath when he stepped onto the rope. The upturned faces of the audience made him think of coins scattered at his feet, more coins than he had ever taken when he was a pickpocket.' Twelve-year-old Shoestring is leaving behind his life of cri...me and starting a new career with the Troupe of Marvels. Their lead performer, he has an invisible tightrope and an act to die for. But trouble is brewing - the magical gloves that caused so much turmoil for KidGlovz are back. When he's wearing the gloves, the world is at Shoestring's fingertips. It's so easy to help himself to whatever he likes - even other people's hopes and dreams. But when he steals his best friend's mind, he's at risk of losing all he values most. A thrilling, heart-in-the-mouth adventure of ambition, friendship and the threads that bind from the award-winning creators of KidGlovz.
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              ISBN 9781760297213
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Again Again
               

              Again Again (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lockhart, E.

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              • Pub Date
                2 Jun 20

              If you could live your life again and again, what would you do differently? After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a tho...usand times - while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind. A raw, funny novel that will surprise you over and over, Again Again gives us an indelible heroine grappling with the terrible and wonderful problem of loving other people. 'E. Lockhart has done it again in this twisty, inventive, philosophical, and romantic story about the many ways a person can find, lose, and understand love.' GAYLE FORMAN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay 'My favourite books are those that are hilarious, poignant, utterly unique and brimming with realistic, loveable characters (preferably including dogs). This book doesn't just have all these elements. It has them in multiple universes. I loved it.' JACLYN MORIARTY 'E. Lockhart is one of our most important novelists.' JOHN GREEN
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              ISBN 9781760295943
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Balance & Other B.S.: How to Hold it Together When You'Re Having (Doing) it All
               

              Balance & Other B.S.: How to Hold it Together When You'Re Having (Doing) it All (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harley, Felicity

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              • Pub Date
                28 Apr 20

              Is your life as busy AF (and not in a good way)? Are you losing control? Can't see your way through the overwhelm? Or mental load? Stop right now. You can restore order, rebuild your confidence, renew your wellness . . . There's never been a better time to be a woman - we can hav...e it all! That's what feminism promised, didn't it? As we juggle the roles of partner, boss, friend, mother and employee (plus a side hustle), balance has never been more crucial. We're obsessed with everything wellness, yet women's mental health and wellbeing are in decline. We're drowning in feminist guilt while trying to keep everything afloat, plagued by perfectionism, riddled with doubt, ruled by screens and hurtling towards burnout. When Felicity Harley, founding editor of Women's Health magazine and whimn.com.au, felt really out of kilter, she started talking to other women about their overwhelm. The floodgates opened. Turns out her girlfriends, colleagues and other mums at the school gate had been quietly worrying about the personal cost of modern life and why their wellness wasn't working too. Out of those conversations comes this rallying cry for every woman who craves balance but is shouldering the mental load, too tired and crazy-busy to see solutions. Using research and insights from leading Australian experts in health, sociology and feminism - alongside wisdom from smart women like Turia Pitt and Tanya Plibersek - plus her own experiences, Felicity calls out the crap in cult wellness. In her warm and inspiring way, she shows how you can cut through the B.S. to find clarity in the chaos, offload some of your mental load, and feel truly empowered in the middle of your wonderfully messy life.
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              ISBN 9781760877545
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Breaking
               

              The Breaking (Paperback)

              By Heyman, Kathryn

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              • Pub Date
                2 Jun 20

              Eleven-year-old Sarah is a watcher. She sees the way the smoke rises from the sulphide works to wreath the little Australian town of Boolaroo; she watches Dad, when he's not being a policeman, breaking horses in the back paddock behind the house. Sarah Sweet has learnt to observe..., to be quiet, to avoid notice, filled with a rage so intense it threatens to overwhelm her. The Breaking is the story of a family tainted by its force, of a young life haunted by it, but also of the strength it gives to fight back. In its evocation of the parched landscape of rural Australia, the strange cadences of the language and the filmic vividness of its characters, The Breaking is a unique, lyrical testament to the power of the human spirit. The Breaking is a book of opposites: rural heat, city rain; male power and female powerlessness; paternal tenderness and a lover's violence; silences and singing. This strong first novel is remarkable for its depiction of a family drama played out in an arid small town, with the local lock-up in the backyard, and Sarah Sweet's slow education in love and change, courtesy of a glowing, nail-biting taxi driver. Scottish Writer of the Year Judging Committee Powerful and accomplished... Heyman reveals her pedigree as a playwright and poet in stunning language and original imagery...profoundly moving. - The Scotsman Haunting ... compelling ... the magnetism of a violent man is made palpable. - The Times Fizzes with childhood energy, frustration and hilarity... Heyman's words and style leap at you with real punch. - Scotsman Weekend Astounding ... a writer of immense promise. - Sunday Tribune A pleasure... this is a novel which never betrays its promise. The rawness of the emotion and the beauty of its conveyance into words is a potent combination which will not easily be forgotton. - Australian Book Review Gripping... Heyman's poetic style adds an extra dimension to this gripping tale. - Belfast Telegraph
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              ISBN 9781760878153
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Bottlebrush Creek
               

              Bottlebrush Creek (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Linnell, Maya

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                2 Jun 20

              Between managing a bustling beauty salon, hectic volunteer commitments and the lion's share of parenting two-year-old Claudia, Angie McIntyre barely has time to turn around. And with each passing month, she feels her relationship with fly-in, fly-out boyfriend Rob Jones slipping ...through her fingers. When Rob faces retrenchment, and the most fabulous fixer-upper comes onto the market, Angie knows this derelict weatherboard cottage will be the perfect project to draw their little family together. There's just one catch; the 200-acre property is right next door to Rob's parents in south-west Victoria. It doesn't take long for rising tensions to set a wedge between the hard-working couple. Instead of drawing them closer together, Angie and Rob have to find out the hard way whether their grand design will be the very thing that tears them apart. Sparkling rural fiction, straight from the heart. 'Wildflower Ridge is beautifully written with strong characters and a true depiction of life on a farm with all its trials, tribulations... love, family and laughter. I loved this book and didn't want it to end' Christine, Beauty & Lace
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              ISBN 9781760529819
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2020
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              The Wisdom of Tea: Life Lessons from the Japanese Tea Ceremony
               

              The Wisdom of Tea: Life Lessons from the Japanese Tea Ceremony (Paperback)

              By Morishita, Noriko

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              • Pub Date
                19 May 20

              For more than 25 years Noriko Morishita studied and practised the intricate ceremonies of the famous Way of Tea, attempting to learn its complexities and achieve a perfection of movement and mood that few can master. In The Wisdom of Tea Noriko describes her gradual discovery of ...freedom and insight within the very rules that once seemed so constricting. Looking back across her life, Noriko illuminates the real teachings of the Way of Tea: to live absolutely in the moment, to notice and delight in the smallest of details, to embrace the vital skills of patience and perseverance, and to allow yourself to be. The Wisdom of Tea is a distillation of the life lessons Noriko learned through many seasons, spanning girlhood to adulthood. It is a wise and inspiring book that reveals the lasting relevance of an ancient ceremony.
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              ISBN 9781760878542
              Published NZ 19 May 2020
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              Tippy and Jellybean - the True Story of a Brave Koala Who Saved Her Baby from a Bushfire
               

              Tippy and Jellybean - the True Story of a Brave Koala Who Saved Her Baby from a Bushfire (Hardback)

              By Cunningham, Sophie; Illustrated by Tortop, Anil

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                16 Jun 20

              Tippy and her baby Jellybean live in a beautiful eucalyptus forest. One day, they wake up and sniff the air. It's smokey, hot and windy. Kangaroos and wallabies are bounding. Lizards and snakes are slithering. Wombats are heading to their burrows. The cockatoos take off in an eno...rmous flock. Tippy can't hop. Or run. Or fly. Instead she shelters her baby in the only way she can... This is the uplifting story of a mother koala who saved her baby from a bushfire, and the dedicated vets who look after them until they are healed and ready to go home. Proceeds from this book will raise money for the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund.
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              ISBN 9781760878474
              Published NZ 16 Jun 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 3-6 years
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              The Carbon Club: How a Network of Influential Climate Sceptics, Politicians and Business Leaders Fought to Control Australia's Climate Policy
               

              The Carbon Club: How a Network of Influential Climate Sceptics, Politicians and Business Leaders Fought to Control Australia's Climate Policy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilkinson, Marian

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                2 Jun 20

              As the climate crisis threatens more extreme bushfire seasons, droughts and floods, many Australians are demanding their leaders explain, 'Why didn't you do something?' This book answers that question. The Carbon Club is the story of how influential climate science sceptics, poli...ticians and business leaders sought to control Australia's response to the climate crisis. They shared a fear that dealing with climate change would undermine the nation's wealth, jobs and competitive advantage - and the power of the carbon club. Central to their strategy was an international campaign to undermine climate science and the urgency of climate crisis. The more the climate science was questioned, the more politicians lost the imperative to act. The sustained success of the carbon club over two decades explains why Australian governments failed to deal with the challenge of climate change. But at what cost to us and the next generation? One of Australia's most respected investigative journalists, Marian Wilkinson has tracked the rise and rise of the Australia's carbon club in brilliant detail with extraordinary access to key players on all sides. The result is a book that is both essential and disturbing reading.
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              ISBN 9781760875992
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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