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              Bluebird

              Bluebird (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Knox, Malcolm

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              A house perched impossibly on a cliff overlooking the stunning, iconic Bluebird Beach. Prime real estate, yet somehow not real estate at all, The Lodge is, like those who live in it, falling apart. Gordon Grimes has become the accidental keeper of this last relic of an endangered... world. He lives in The Lodge with his wife Kelly who is trying to leave him, their son Ben who will do anything to save him, his god-daughter Lou who is hiding from her own troubles, and Leonie, the family matriarch who has trapped them here for their own good. But Gordon has no money and is running out of time to conserve his homeland. His love for this way of life will drive him, and everyone around him, to increasingly desperate risks. In the end, what will it cost them to hang onto their past? Acclaimed writer Malcolm Knox has written a classic Australian novel about the myths that come to define families and communities, and the lies that uphold them. It's about a certain kind of Australia that we all recognise, and a certain kind of Australian whose currency is running out. Change is coming to Bluebird, whether they like it or not. And the secrets they've been keeping and the lies they've been telling can't save them now. Savage, funny, revelatory and brilliant, Bluebird exposes the hollowness of the stories told to glorify a dying culture and show how those who seek to preserve those myths end up being crushed by them.
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              ISBN 9781760877422
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival

              On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival (Paperback)

              By Kazerooni, Abbas

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              I was not aware that I was crying until I saw the tears hit my shoes. Even with all the lights at the airport, the night outside looked dark and the air seemed thick. I wiped my eyes and tried to figure out what I could do. I was alone in a foreign land at the age of nine, and I ...did not speak the language. I was, quite simply, terrified...
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              ISBN 9781743311059
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2012
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series The Abbas Kazerooni Memoirs
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              The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy

              The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Do, Anh

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              Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat.

              ISBN 9781742372389
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2010
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Farm at Peppertree Crossing

              The Farm at Peppertree Crossing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kelsall, Leonie

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              Veronica (Roni), has led a difficult youthful life with no family support; she looks after herself and trusts only herself. Shockingly, she's also just discovered that she's pregnant to her 'boyfriend' who is not interested in being a father. With an uncertain future ahead of her..., Roni receives a completely surprising bequest from an unknown aunt, Marian Nelson. Roni and her rescue cat, Scritches, leave Sydney behind, bound for the 800-acre property on the edge of the wheat fields of South Australia. This was her aunt's home and is now, unbelievably, hers. Just as long as Roni meets a number of conditions set by Marian. One by one, the following conditions of Roni's inheritance are revealed to her in letters from her aunt. And as Roni finds her feet in the local community, this property she originally thought she'd sell in an instant becomes her home. An engaging and compelling story of love, mystery, family, friendship and forgiveness.
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              ISBN 9781760877804
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Dog
               

              Dog (Hardback)

              By Tan, Shaun

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              • Pub Date
                3 Nov 20

              Once we were strangers, legs bent the wrong way, rough voices falling to the wind ... But in our hearts we wanted more than this. In our hearts, we knew there was more. 'A tour de force.' - The New York Times

              ISBN 9781760526139
              Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species

              The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ham, Anthony

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              In 2011, Australian journalist Anthony Ham embarked on a journey into the world of lions. Haunted by the idea that they might disappear from the planet in our lifetime, he ventured deep into Sub-Saharan wilderness, seeking answers from conservation researchers, zoologists, local ...activists, and traditional peoples alike as to why lions are disappearing and what can be done to save them from extinction. In The Last Lions, Anthony brings readers with him on his quest, along the way revealing the latest extraordinary science surrounding the earth's dwindling lion populations and their surprising relationship to mankind. Each chapter is part gripping campfire story, part deeply researched investigation of lion habitats, and a jumping off point to explore larger mysteries of the natural world. Through Anthony's vivid storytelling - which weaves together natural history, ancient lore, and multidisciplinary science - we glimpse a world where human populations are growing and wild lands are shrinking; where lions and indigenous peoples fight not for reign of the land but for their very existence. By the book's end, readers will be enlightened, entertained, and engaged with the fate of these embattled creatures and the surprising ways they might be saved.
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              ISBN 9781760875756
              Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Note to Self: The Secrets of Calm
                

              Note to Self: The Secrets of Calm (Paperback)

              By Ballagh, Rebekah

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              • Pub Date
                3 Nov 20

              This book is jam-packed with handy tips, bite-sized wisdoms & thoughtful illustrations to help you navigate through feelings like anxiety, stress, worry, guilt & sadness. Within these pages you will find practical tools & insights to help you tackle your day-to-day tricky emotion...s.
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              ISBN 9781988547657
              Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Infinite Splendours
               

              Infinite Splendours (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Laguna, Sofie

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              • Pub Date
                27 Oct 20

              Lawrence Loman is a bright, caring, curious boy with a gift for painting. He lives at home with his mother and younger brother, and the future is laid out before him, full of promise. But when he is ten, an experience of betrayal takes it all away, and Lawrence is left to deal wi...th the devastating aftermath. As he grows into a man, how will he make sense of what he has suffered? He cannot rewrite history, but must he be condemned to repeat it? Lawrence finds meaning in the best way he knows. By surrendering himself to art and nature, he creates beauty - beauty made all the more astonishing and soulful for the deprivation that gives rise to it. Infinite Splendours is an extraordinary novel, incandescent with love and compassion, rich in colour and character. The power and virtuosity of Laguna's writing make it impossible for us to look away; and by being seen, Lawrence is redeemed. And we, as readers, have had our minds and hearts opened in ways we can't forget.
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              ISBN 9781760876272
              Published NZ 27 Oct 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Sh*T Moments in New Zealand Sport
                

              Sh*T Moments in New Zealand Sport (Paperback)

              By Furphy, Rick; Rissole, Geoff

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              • Pub Date
                3 Nov 20

              This bitingly funny collection looks at the 50 worst moments in our sporting history. These mishaps and humiliations range from epic chokes on the world stage to refereeing injustices, to shameless off-field shenanigans. Sport is part of the fabric of our nation; it's the core of... our fragile national identity. But it can break your heart and take a dump on it in one swift movement. You'll find some catharsis in this light-hearted shortlist of shit, this comprehensive catalogue of catastrophes, this dossier of diabolical debacles and downright disasters.
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              ISBN 9781988547626
              Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

              A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tu, Jessie

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              Jena Chung plays the violin. She was once a child prodigy and is now addicted to sex. She's struggling a little. Her professional life comprises rehearsals, concerts, auditions and relentless practice; her personal life is spent managing family demands, those of her creative frie...nds, and lots of sex. Jena is selfish, impulsive and often behaves badly, though mostly only to her own detriment. And then she meets Mark - much older and worldly-wise - who bewitches her. Could this be love? When Jena wins an internship with the New York Philharmonic, she thinks the life she has dreamed of is about to begin. But when Trump is elected New York changes irrevocably, and Jena along with it. Is the dream over? With echoes of Frances Ha, Jena's favourite film, truths are gradually revealed to her. Jena comes to learn that there are many different ways to live and love and that no one has the how-to guide for any of it - not even her indomitable mother. A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing unflinchingly explores the confusion of having expectations upturned, and the awkwardness and pain of being human in our increasingly dislocated world - and how, in spite of all this, we still try to become the person we want to be. It is a dazzling, original and astounding debut from a young writer with a fierce, intelligent and fearless new voice.
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              ISBN 9781760877194
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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