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              The Great Escape: Wolf Girl 2

              The Great Escape: Wolf Girl 2 (Paperback)

              By Do, Anh; Illustrated by Ley, Jeremy

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              I held onto the bars of the truck and howled to my dogs as they fell further and further behind. Sunrise, Brutus, Zip, Nosey and Tiny all ran as hard as they could, but there was no way they could keep up... At first, Gwen is overjoyed to see another human after four years alone ...in the wild. But all that changes when she is thrown into the back of a van and stolen away to a prison camp. The situation looks dire - how will her pack find her? Where is her human family? Are the other kids in the camp friends or enemies? But Eagle is fast, the dogs are brave, and bars and fences are no match for the one and only Wolf Girl!
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              ISBN 9781760876357
              Published NZ 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Wolf Girl
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              The Adventures of Tupaia
               

              The Adventures of Tupaia (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Tait, Mat; By Meredith, Courtney Sina

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              "The incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who sailed on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook on his first voyage to Aotearoa. Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tah...iti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pacific to Aotearoa. Witness the encounters between tangata whenua and the crew as the ship sails around the coast, and discover the important role Tupaia plays as translator and cultural interpreter"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9781988547145
              Published NZ 12 Sep 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children
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              The Book of Overthinking: How to Stop the Cycle of Worry
                

              The Book of Overthinking: How to Stop the Cycle of Worry (Paperback)

              By Smith, Gwendoline

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              The word overthinking is often used these days instead of 'worrying'. It's also known as ruminating and it's a form of anxiety - statistics show that about one in five people suffer from it. Psychologist Gwendoline Smith uses her broad scientific knowledge and experience to expla...in in clear and simple language the concepts of positive and negative overthinking, the myths of worry and the What If Cycle. She helps you understand what's going on in your head, using lots of examples and anecdotes, and she offers powerful strategies to help you overcome these issues. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Theory, this book will help you in all the key areas of relationships, work and money.
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              ISBN 9781988547374
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Cleo and Rob
               

              Cleo and Rob (Hardback)

              By Brown, Helen; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

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              A kitten called Cleo steps into six-year-old Rob's life after his big brother, Sam, dies. With Cleo's help, Rob discovers that, even through the toughest times, healing can happen. Based on true events in author Helen Brown's family, this heartwarming story first appeared as the ...book for adults, Cleo.
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              ISBN 9781988547350
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Damascus

              Damascus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tsiolkas, Christos

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              'They kill us, they crucify us, they throw us to beasts in the arena, they sew our lips together and watch us starve. They bugger children in front of fathers and violate men before the eyes of their wives. The temple priests flay us openly in the streets and the Judeans stone us.... We are hunted everywhere and we are hunted by everyone. We are despised, yet we grow. We are tortured and crucified and yet we flourish. We are hated and still we multiply. Why is that? You must wonder, how is it we survive?' Christos Tsiolkas' stunning new novel Damascus is a work of soaring ambition and achievement, of immense power and epic scope, taking as its subject nothing less than events surrounding the birth and establishment of the Christian church. Based around the gospels and letters of St Paul, and focusing on characters one and two generations on from the death of Christ, as well as Paul (Saul) himself, Damascus nevertheless explores the themes that have always obsessed Tsiolkas as a writer: class, religion, masculinity, patriarchy, colonisation, refugees; the ways in which nations, societies, communities, families and individuals are united and divided - it's all here, the contemporary and urgent questions, perennial concerns made vivid and visceral. In Damascus, Tsiolkas has written a masterpiece of imagination and transformation: an historical novel of immense power and an unflinching dissection of doubt and faith, tyranny and revolution, and cruelty and sacrifice.
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              ISBN 9781760875091
              Published NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Longest Day: Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast
               

              The Longest Day: Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Calman, Matt

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              Matt Calman's most consistent tool for dealing with problems throughout his life was alcohol. But it got to the stage where he was no longer willing to put up with the dark side of his drinking. So he quit. But the problems that had been simmering away for most of his life merely... came to a head. It led to a major depressive phase with panic attacks and thoughts of suicide. After reaching rock-bottom, Matt began the slow climb to rebuild himself with a much stronger foundation. Finally he was ready to find something, or for something to find him. It could have been anything. It just happened to be the Coast to Coast Multisport World Championships, the toughest endurance race in New Zealand. The Longest Day outlines Matt's path back from the depths of depression, his struggles to learn to run, cycle and kayak at an elite level, and the culmination of all that training: his Coast to Coast race. The book explores the parallels between the inner landscape (his journey to wellbeing) and the outer landscape (the world around him and tackling the Coast to Coast). Through his training he learns about process rather than outcome, and how true success and enjoyment is embedded in the journey (not the destination). Matt is a brave, honest writer with a talent for articulating what is going on inside his head.
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              ISBN 9781988547305
              Published NZ 18 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Mothers

              The Mothers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gannon, Genevieve

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              'Engagingly and unflinchingly told, Gannon's new novel, The Mothers, is the story of every parent's worst nightmare. It is that novel that makes you muse on the most difficult of questions ... What makes a mother? And can you ever un-become one? Like all my favourite books, The M...others is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, and it leaves you with a lot to think about after you turn the final page. I sobbed my way through this wonderful book.' - Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Mother-in-Law Two couples. One baby. An unimaginable choice. Grace and Dan Arden are in their forties and have been on the IVF treadmill since the day they got married. Six attempts have yielded no results and with each failure a little piece of their hope dies. Indian-Australian Priya Laghari and her husband Nick Archer are being treated at the same fertility clinic and while the younger couple doesn't face the same time pressure as the Ardens, the Archers have their own problems. Priya suspects Nick is cheating and when she discovers a dating app on his phone her worst fears are confirmed. Priya leaves Nick and goes through an IVF cycle with donor sperm. On the day of her appointment, Grace and Dan also go in for their final, last-chance embryo transfer. Two weeks later the women both get their results: Grace is pregnant. Priya is not. A year later, angry and heart-broken, Priya learns her embryo was implanted in another woman's uterus and must make a choice: live a childless life knowing her son is being raised by strangers or seek custody of a baby that has been nurtured and loved by another couple.
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              ISBN 9781760875329
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Heroics and Heartbreak: Twelve Months with the All Blacks
               

              Heroics and Heartbreak: Twelve Months with the All Blacks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wall, Jamie

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              The 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign is shaping up to be the most intriguing World Cup campaign ever for the All Blacks, because they're going for their third title in a row. It will cap a decade of dominance for the team, who broke their 24-year drought in 2011 and then breezed thr...ough to win the 2015 edition. This year will be a much tougher challenge, though. The signs are there that most of the other test playing nations have gained some serious ground on the All Blacks in the last couple of seasons. This was seen in the results against England and Ireland late last year. Road to Glory? focuses on the lead up and World Cup campaign itself, which very much started in October 2018. The All Blacks went to Japan for a couple of tests and then on to Europe for three more, which was seen as a dry run for what would happen in a year's time. The tour itself was a hard slog, with the team clearly feeling the effects of a long season. Notably, coach Steve Hansen and captain Kieran Read came under considerable scrutiny throughout. Jamie Wall covers the year leading up to the cup, including Super Rugby and the Six Nations, the test season in New Zealand (and the games that will be played in Buenos Aires and Perth), then the final preparations that lead up to the squad being named. Then, a blow-by-blow account of the All Blacks' games, trainings, press conferences and dramas throughout the World Cup as Jamie follows the team through the campaign in Japan. All of which will lead to either a Triumphant final victory on 2 November. . .or a crushing defeat that will signal a new era in world rugby.
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              ISBN 9781988547329
              Published NZ 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Cilka'S Journey

              Cilka'S Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Morris, Heather

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              Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other w omen prisoners.... Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love. 'She was the bravest person I ever met' - Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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              ISBN 9781760686048
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Weekend

              The Weekend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wood, Charlotte

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              People went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn't true. The graveyard, the stony dirt - that's what it was like now. They knew each other better than their own siblings, but Sylvie's death had opened up strange caverns of distance between them. Four older women ...with a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her? They are Jude, a once-famous restaurateur, Wendy, an acclaimed public intellectual, and Adele, a renowned actress now mostly out of work. Struggling to recall exactly why they've remained close all these years, the grieving women gather for Christmas at Sylvie's old beach house - not for festivities, but to clean the place out before it is sold. Without Sylvie to maintain the group's delicate equilibrium, frustrations build and painful memories press in. Fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface - and threatens to sweep away their friendship for good. The Weekend explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we're forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. Sharply observed and excruciatingly funny, this is a jewel of a book, a celebration of tenderness and friendship that is nothing short of a masterpiece.
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              ISBN 9781760292010
              Published NZ 15 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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