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            The Berlin Shadow
             

            The Berlin Shadow (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Lichtenstein, Jonathan

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            A formally audacious and deeply moving memoir in three timeframes that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son.

            ISBN 9781471167287
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Mystery of Charles Dickens

            The Mystery of Charles Dickens (Hardback, Main)

            By Wilson, A. N.

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            A brilliant and insightful celebration of the imaginative genius of Charles Dickens, published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his death.

            ISBN 9781786497918
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
             

            Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir (Hardback)

            By Trethewey, Natasha

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            A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had he...r world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became. With penetrating insight and a searing voice that moves from the wrenching to the elegiac, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey explores this profound experience of pain, loss, and grief as an entry point into understanding the tragic course of her mother's life and the way her own life has been shaped by a legacy of fierce love and resilience. Moving through her mother's history in the deeply segregated South and through her own girlhood as a child of miscegenation in Mississippi, Trethewey plumbs her sense of dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985. Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence but also a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Animated by unforgettable prose and inflected by a poet's attention to language, this is a luminous, urgent, and visceral memoir from one of our most important contemporary writers and thinkers.
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            ISBN 9780062248572
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Ecco Press
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            Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life
             

            Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life (Paperback)

            By Thompson, Laura

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Aug 20

            Agatha Christie's life is as much of a mystery as her spectacular novels. But now, with unique access to previously unpublished papers, Laura Thompson brings us a perceptive and stylish biography of Agatha Christie as a phenomenon, a writer and a woman.

            ISBN 9781472269560
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            My Life as a Villainess: Essays
              

            My Life as a Villainess: Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Lippman, Laura

            • RRP: $46.99
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            New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience. Her... voice is wry and relatable, her takes often surprising. Meet the Woman Behind the Books... In this collection of original and previously published nonfiction essays, New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman offers readers an introspective look into various facets of her life. Her childhood and school years, her successful career as a newspaper reporter, the challenge of balance, her life as a novelist and a reader--Lippman's takes on these universal subjects offer as many twists as her award-winning crime fiction. Of the 16 essays, only three have appeared in book form before. Game of Crones, published online by Longreads in May 2019, has more than 100,000 unique views to date. Essays include: - Men Explain The Wire to Me - Game of Crones - My Life as a Villainess - My Father's Bar - The 31st Stocking Fans of Laura Lippman will gain a better understanding in these candid essays of who she is and of the life choices that influenced her writing and helped her to become the successful author she is today.
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            ISBN 9780063000131
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperLuxe
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            Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene
             

            Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Greene, Richard

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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            The definitive one-volume biography of a literary legend.

            ISBN 9781408713440
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            The Consequences of Love

            The Consequences of Love (Hardback)

            By Hodge, Gavanndra

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            Gavanndra has only one memory of her sister Candy - the day she died, aged just nine. Everything else is lost, like so much of her traumatic early life. It was twenty-five years after Candy's death, when Gavanndra had two daughters of her own - who together looked strikingly like... herself and her sister - that she understood: in order to grow and move on she had to reclaim her childhood. From its first heart-breaking opening scene to long after you've turned the final page, The Consequences of Love will leave you spellbound, and marvelling at Gavanndra's strength and courage.
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            ISBN 9780241413326
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
             

            Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Trethewey, Natasha

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Aug 20

            Natasha Trethewey was born in Mississippi in the 60s to a black mother and a white father. When she was six, Natasha's parents divorced, and she and her mother moved to Atlanta. There, her mother met the man who would become her second husband, and Natasha's stepfather. While she... was still a child, Natasha decided that she would not tell her mother about what her stepfather did when she was not there: the quiet bullying and control, the games of cat and mouse. Her mother kept her own secrets, secrets that grew harder to hide as Natasha came of age. When Natasha was nineteen and away at college, her stepfather shot her mother dead on the driveway outside their home. With penetrating insight and a searing voice that moves from the wrenching to the elegiac, Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence, and a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Luminous, urgent, and visceral, it cements Trethewey's position as one of the most important voices in America today.
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            ISBN 9781408840023
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            My Life as a Villainess: Essays
             

            My Life as a Villainess: Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lippman, Laura

            • RRP: $40.99
            • $32.79
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            • Pre Release International

            New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience. Her... voice is wry and relatable, her takes often surprising. Meet the Woman Behind the Books... In this collection of original and previously published nonfiction essays, New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman offers readers an introspective look into various facets of her life. Her childhood and school years, her successful career as a newspaper reporter, the challenge of balance, her life as a novelist and a reader--Lippman's takes on these universal subjects offer as many twists as her award-winning crime fiction. Of the 16 essays, only three have appeared in book form before. Game of Crones, published online by Longreads in May 2019, has more than 100,000 unique views to date. Essays include: - Men Explain The Wire to Me - Game of Crones - My Life as a Villainess - My Father's Bar - The 31st Stocking Fans of Laura Lippman will gain a better understanding in these candid essays of who she is and of the life choices that influenced her writing and helped her to become the successful author she is today.
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            ISBN 9780062997333
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher William Morrow & Company
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 4 Aug 2020
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            The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child
             

            The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Martin, Heather

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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            The definitive, authorised biography of Lee Child

            ISBN 9781472134240
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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