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              The Open World
                 

              The Open World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Johnson, Stephanie

              • RRP: $38.00
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              Elizabeth Smith seems a respectable widow, sailing to New Zealand in 1841, along with a group of early settlers and missionaries. Under the watchful and disapproving eye of Bishop Selwyn and Judge Martin, Elizabeth tries to establish herself in this new country, helping run a hos...pital for local Maori, while acting as both father and mother to her two sons. But she has secrets in her past, secrets that she won't reveal even to her sons, despite their eagerness to know about their father. It is only on her return to London that the truth might be revealed... This fascinating novel is based on a real woman and the community she lived among in 1840s New Zealand. Reconstructed and re-imagined by her great-great-great granddaughter.
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              ISBN 9781869797836
              Published NZ 5 Apr 2012
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Shag Incident
                 

              The Shag Incident (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Johnson, Stephanie

              Darkly satirical and wickedly funny, this prize-winning novel takes a tilt at a wide range of contemporary matters. What happened that connects a diverse group of characters, along with an ex-All Black and an elephant? The people who committed the act of revenge in 1985 though...t it was perfectly executed. Twenty years on, the truth is revealed, the truth about the deception that started it all. From sexual stereotyping to militant feminism, the machismo of the All Blacks to new age beliefs, psychiatry to womb burial and naming ceremonies, nothing is safe from the razor-sharp wit of this superb writer. This novel won the Deutz Medal for Fiction in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards.
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              ISBN 9781869796365
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              Language en
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              Music from a Distant Room
                 

              Music from a Distant Room (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Johnson, Stephanie

              A moving novel about a blind son with a love for music that surpassed sight and gave him a vision uniquely his own. A fortnight after jazz pianist Carl Tyler's funeral, his lover Tamara has one week to go before she leaves New Zealand to return to her native Chicago. His moth...er Nola wants to solve the mystery of her son's death, to know everything Tamara might be able tell her, so she begins an account of Carl's early life, in the hope that Tamara will remember a clue to what happened at its end. Nola was a dental nurse in the 1960s. Her life revolved around her spotless dental clinic at the local school, the 'murder house' the kids called it. She didn't know it, but by taking an interest in young Brett's bruises, and meeting his father Bernie, her life would be changed for ever.
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              ISBN 9781775530220
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              Published NZ 1 Oct 2012
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Whistler
                 

              The Whistler (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Johnson, Stephanie

              A brilliant novel about history, the forgetting and rewriting of it, and a satire on a society that has lost compassion in the process. Smooch is a 'Whistler', a genetically altered lapdog with special talents, including the ability to remember his previous incarnations and to co...mmunicate directly from his brain by electronically downloading his thoughts onto disc. Smooch has been reincarnated many times, and has lived on many of the great laps of history, past and future. He can recall many of history's key moments, such as the birth of Jesus and the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots. The Whistler is a virtuosic feat: wise, funny and intelligent. Smooch's current reincarnation is in Sydney in the year 2318. The world has gone to hell: democratic government worldwide has given way to a society run by corporations, pollution is everywhere, and society is heavily stratified between the haves and have nots.
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              ISBN 9781775530244
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              Language en
              Published NZ 16 Dec 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              The Writers' Festival
                 

              The Writers' Festival (EPUB ebook – Main - Ebook)

              By Johnson, Stephanie

              "Writers' festivals can be hotbeds of literary and romantic intrigue and the Oceania is up there with the best of them. Rookie director Rae McKay, recently returned from New York, fears she has bitten off more than she can chew. Pressure comes not only from local and internationa...l writers but also from the prestigious Opus Book Award, which this year is being hosted by the festival"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781775537991
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              Published NZ 22 Apr 2015
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Writing Class
                 

              The Writing Class (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Johnson, Stephanie

              "Merle Carbury, an author in her own right, also teaches Creative Writing. Amid the tension of the final semester of the year, her many and varied students prepare to submit their manuscripts. As Merle mentors their assorted ambitions, observes the romantic entanglements of her c...olleague, worries about her husband and is intrigued by their mysterious German lodger, she both imparts and embodies how to write a novel."--Publisher's description.
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              ISBN 9781775532606
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              Published NZ 3 May 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Loan Credits 36
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              West Island: Five twentieth-century New Zealanders in Australia: 2019
               

              West Island: Five twentieth-century New Zealanders in Australia: 2019 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Johnson, Stephanie

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $35.99
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              Five notable twentieth-century New Zealanders who made their lives in Australia are the subject of this fascinating biographical investigation by award-winning author Stephanie Johnson.

              ISBN 9781988531571
              Published NZ 29 Apr 2019
              Publisher Otago University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Night I Got My Tuckie
                 

              The Night I Got My Tuckie (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Johnson, Stephanie

              "This short story is told by a young American girl, who is all too knowing about her own world, but ignorant about the Kiwi strangers she meets. When Ruthie's father needs a drink, he takes his young daughter with him. She sits in the bar, with her pink panther, watching the drin...kers and fending off unwanted approaches. One day there are strangers at the bar, with an unusual accent, saying they are from 'Nyu Zillun'. They give Ruthie a 'little green monster' they call a 'tuckie' and ask her about herself"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781869799540
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              Language en
              Published NZ 5 Apr 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
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              The Open World
                  

              The Open World (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Johnson, Stephanie

              I miss my smiling son more than any other man before or since. London 1866. Elizabeth Smith is struggling to survive when she hears that her former New Zealand employers, Judge and Lady Martin, are returning to England. Accompanied by her dear friend, the lunatic Reverend Cotton,... she makes a pilgrimage to settle old scores. Elizabeth is also accompanied by liberal doses of opiates and two small ghosts, walking by her side, whispering, murmuring, calling her. Award-winning writer Stephanie Johnson lovingly peoples a landscape of the past. Mid-century New Zealand, London and the spa town of Buxton are vividly evoked in a novel about motherhood, earliest colonial days, pharmacology and poreirewa - the yearning for absent loved ones.
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              ISBN 9781869797843
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              Published NZ 5 Apr 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              The Writers' Festival
                

              The Writers' Festival (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Johnson, Stephanie

              • RRP: $38.00
              • $28.50
              • Save $9.50
              • Temporarily out of stock

              "Writers' festivals can be hotbeds of literary and romantic intrigue and the Oceania is up there with the best of them. Rookie director Rae McKay, recently returned from New York, fears she has bitten off more than she can chew. Pressure comes not only from local and internationa...l writers but also from the prestigious Opus Book Award, which this year is being hosted by the festival"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781775537984
              Published NZ 22 Apr 2015
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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