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            Impossible: My Story
             

            Impossible: My Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walker, Stan

            • RRP: $39.99
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            For the first time, the incomparable R&B superstar Stan Walker tells his story of hurt, hope and courage. After definitively winning the 2009 season of Australian Idol at the age of 19, R&B sensation Stan Walker's career went from strength to strength. His first album, Introducin...g Stan Walker, went platinum in Australia and triple platinum in New Zealand; his second; From the Inside Out, debuted at number one on the New Zealand Albums Charts and number two on the ARIA charts. He's won multiple New Zealand Music Awards, been a judge on The X Factor NZ, and played starring roles in films Mt Zion and Born to Dance. Yet few knew what he had had to overcome reach these dizzying heights. Before Australian Idol, Walker had survived a childhood marred with poverty, domestic violence and sexual abuse; dabbled in crime and drug use; and suffered his own personal tragedy. For the first time, he speaks candidly about his rags-to-riches story - and the trials and tribulations he's had to deal with since. The trans-Tasman R&B superstar's raw and open memoir is a lesson that no matter how many setbacks, no matter the odds, you will succeed if you have the courage and belief to do so.
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            ISBN 9781775541479
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

            I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban (Paperback, Young Readers Edition)

            By Yousafzai, Malala; Lamb, Christina

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            The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.

            ISBN 9781780226583
            Released NZ 14 Oct 2014
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            They Called Us Enemy
              

            They Called Us Enemy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eisinger, Justin; Takei, George; Scott, Steven; By (artist) Becker, Harmony

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            A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an icon in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

            ISBN 9781603094504
            Released NZ 16 Jul 2019
            Publisher Top Shelf Productions
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference
             

            Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference (Hardback)

            By Tusitala Marsh, Selina

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            A moving graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand, written and illustrated by our fast-talking PI Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh.

            ISBN 9781869408985
            Published NZ 10 Oct 2019
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Ralph Hotere: The Dark is Light Enough: A Biographical Portrait
             

            Ralph Hotere: The Dark is Light Enough: A Biographical Portrait (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By O'Sullivan, Vincent

            • RRP: $45.00
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            Vincent O'Sullivan's compelling, nuanced portrait of the great New Zealand artist Ralph Hotere brings the man and his art to life. Ralph Hotere (Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa; 1931-2013) was one of Aotearoa's most significant modern artists. Hotere invited the poet, novelist and biogr...apher Vincent O'Sullivan to write his life story in 2005. Now, this book - the result of years of research and many conversations with Hotere and his fellow artists, collaborators, friends and family - provides a nuanced, compelling portrait of Hotere: the man, and the artist.
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            ISBN 9780143775157
            Published NZ 6 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Note Through The Wire: The unforgettable true love story of a WW2 prisoner of war and a resistance heroine
              

            The Note Through The Wire: The unforgettable true love story of a WW2 prisoner of war and a resistance heroine (Paperback)

            By Gold, Doug

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            'An unforgettable love story set in perilous times' Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of AuschwitzThe greatest love blossoms in the darkest hour. Woven through their story of great bravery, daring escapes, betrayal, torture and retaliation is their remarkable love that surv...ived against all odds.
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            ISBN 9781529106008
            Released NZ 9 Jan 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            Searching For Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar
             

            Searching For Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar (Hardback)

            By Scott, Tom

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            Charles Upham was the most highly decorated soldier in the Commonwealth forces of WWII, and could arguably be called the bravest soldier of the war. He won two Victoria Crosses (the only combat soldier ever to do so) and in the opinion of his superiors deserved many more.

            ISBN 9781988516608
            Published NZ 13 Aug 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            Farm for Life: Mahi, mana and life on the land
              

            Farm for Life: Mahi, mana and life on the land (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walker, Tangaroa

            • RRP: $38.00
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              16 Feb 21

            The awesomely inspiring true story of how Tangaroa Walker turned his life around through farming - and how what he learned can help anyone succeed. Tangaroa Walker's early years weren't easy. Born into a gang family, he was adopted out twice and attended six different schools bef...ore he was six. He only went to high school to play rugby. Today, he is a true community and industry leader, running a successful dairy farm in Southland, NZ and reaching millions as the much-loved face of Farm4Life with his straight-up, crackup, honest videos covering everything from cow farming to goal-setting; fishing to family life; management to mental health. This is the story of how he did it - the good and the bad times, and all the lessons he's learned along the way (so you don't have to).
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            ISBN 9780143775706
            Published NZ 16 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life
             

            Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lancewood, Miriam

            • RRP: $36.99
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            Miriam Lancewood's first book Woman in the Wilderness told how she and her husband, Peter, lived for six years in the wilderness of New Zealand, hunting and gathering, and roaming the mountains like nomads. A year later they left New Zealand to explore other wild places. They wal...ked 2000 km through the forests of Europe and along the coast of Turkey, mostly camping under trees and cooking by fire. They lived on the edge, embracing insecurity, and found the unexpected. Sometimes it was pure bliss, sometimes it was terrifying. But when Miriam and Peter moved on to the Australian desert, they met with disaster. Wild at Heart tells that story. It's about life and death, courage and the power of love.
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            ISBN 9781988547381
            Published NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The 52 Week Project: How I Fixed My Life by Trying a New Thing Every Week for a Year
             

            The 52 Week Project: How I Fixed My Life by Trying a New Thing Every Week for a Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keenan, Lauren

            • RRP: $32.99
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            It was winter. Lauren Keenan was separated from her husband, lonely, and miserable. Then came the Night of 27 Rejections of Doom: asking 27 people to hang out one Friday night, and every single person saying no. Her attempts to console herself by going to the movies and eating ic...e-cream were thwarted by dropping her ice-cream on the toilet floor while fumbling with her phone looking for text messages that weren't there. Lauren realised that this version of life wasn't working and that she needed to change it. It was time to try something new. 52 new things in fact. 52 new things in 52 weeks. From entering a public dance competition to trying fake lashes; from starting a Wine and Netflix club to zip-lining; from giving up drinking for six months to going to a music festival alone to feeding a lion; Lauren put herself out there with surprising results. Each chapter in The 52 Week Project looks at a wider societal issue - chapters include alcohol, parenting, loneliness and social media - and is informed by both Lauren's extensive research into social psychology and her observations about pop-culture. Her year of new experiences was a game changer. It repaired her relationship with her husband, she regained confidence in herself, and she realised how satisfying it can be to push yourself to your limits and to do things alone. She also learned that true happiness is more likely to be found in the everyday fabric of life.
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            ISBN 9781988547503
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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