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            Out Here: An Anthology of Takatapui and LGBTQIA+ Writers from Aotearoa New Zealand
             

            Out Here: An Anthology of Takatapui and LGBTQIA+ Writers from Aotearoa New Zealand (Hardback)

            Edited by Tse, Chris; Barnes, Emma

            • RRP: $49.99
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            A remarkable anthology of queer New Zealand voices.

            ISBN 9781869409319
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2021
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Things I Learned at Art School
             

            Things I Learned at Art School (Trade Paperback / Paperback, FME)

            By Dunn, Megan

            • RRP: $35.00
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            From the writer who brought you Tinderbox, a book about a woman trying to write a book, comes Things I Learned at Art School, a memoir by a woman who has never kept a diary. Until now. Part memoir, part essay collection, Megan Dunn's ingenious, moving, hilariously personal Things... I Learned at Art School tells the story of her early life and coming-of-age in New Zealand in the '70s, '80s and '90s. From her parents' split-up to her Smurf collection, from the mean girls at school to the mermaid movie Splash!, from her work in strip clubs and massage parlours (and one steak restaurant) to the art school of the title, this is a dazzling, killer read from a contemporary voice of comic brilliance. Chapters include- The Ballad of Western Barbie; A Comprehensive List of All the Girls Who Teased Me at Western Heights High School, What They Looked Like and Why They Did It; On Being a Redhead; Life Begins at Forty- That Time My Uncle Killed Himself; Good Girls Write Memoirs, Bad Girls Don't Have Time; Videos I Watched with My Father; Things I Learned at Art School; CV of a Fat Waitress; Nine Months in a Massage Parlour Called Belle de Jour; Various Uses for a Low Self-esteem; Art in the Waiting Room and Submerging Artist. Praise for Tinderbox- Tinderbox is deadpan hilarious and Megan Dunn is a comic genius. - Susanna Andrew, Metro Megan Dunn's wry, whip-smart memoir about Fahrenheit 451, literary ambition & the last days of Borders Bookstores is funny & insightful as hell. Like Kathy Acker meets Sue Townsend. The read of the summer! ... already one of my favourite New Zealand books. - Hera Lindsay Bird Witty, highly entertaining. - Philip Matthews, Stuff Tinderbox is such a shape-shifter, such a sui generis work, that to call it a memoir does it a disservice ... Dunn's voice is hard to resist - sardonic, brazen, sagacious - recalling, in places, Nora Ephron, John Jeremiah Sullivan, and Maggie Nelson. - James Cook, Review 31
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            ISBN 9780143774853
            Published NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Across the Pass: A collection of tramping writing
              

            Across the Pass: A collection of tramping writing (Hardback)

            Selected by Barnett, Shaun

            • RRP: $45.00
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            Across the Pass includes writing from New Zealanders such as writer John Mulgan, mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and adventurer Graeme Dingle. The pieces range from epic tales to stories of strolls, writing that pokes fun at companions or instead celebrates that strong bond often ...forged when facing challenges together.
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            ISBN 9781990048081
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail: The Diary of a Country Vet
             

            Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail: The Diary of a Country Vet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hawkins, Danielle

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A charming, sometimes heartbreaking, oftentimes laugh-out-loud journey through the seasons with a New Zealand country animal vet<\p> Danielle Hawkins is a farm vet, mother, sheep farmer's wife and author. From calving cows to literary lunches, pet lambs to parenting, occasionally... overwhelmed but almost always sure she wouldn't want it any other way, her diary celebrates the joys of rural living.<\p>
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            ISBN 9781775541585
            Published NZ 1 May 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Potiki
              

            Potiki (Paperback, reprint)

            By Grace, Patricia

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            Winner of the 1987 New Zealand Fiction Award. This compelling novel highlights one community's response to attacks on their ancestral values and symbols provides moving affirmation of the relationship between land and the people who live on it.

            ISBN 9780140088038
            Published NZ 12 Sep 2001
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts
             

            The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Paperback, New edition)

            By Miller, Arthur

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            Presents the story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax.

            ISBN 9780141182551
            Publisher Penguin
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            Series Penguin Modern Classics
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            Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare)
              

            Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Study Guide ed.)

            By Sparknotes; Edited by Crowther, John

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            Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

            ISBN 9781586638467
            Publisher Spark Notes
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            Series No Fear Shakespeare
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            Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson: and other very short stories
              

            Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson: and other very short stories (Paperback)

            By Cottrell, Jack

            • RRP: $29.99
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            There are many messages in this book: Never go drinking using your passport for ID. Make sure to apply lidocaine before ripping out your toenails. Magic might be real, but it never fixes the worst of your problems. Try to fall in love with bastards. You or someone you know may be... gayer than previously thought. We're not going to make it to Mars. A locked psychiatric ward needs more books than a single copy of Jane Eyre. Asking time travellers for advice on your exams is considered cheating. It's not just human houses that become haunted. The key message is this: Life in the early 21st century is often very strange. So are these stories. With a crisp insouciance and gliding charm, Jack Cottrell's fiery, fey, finely-tuned fictions leap from sci-fi to fantasy, comedy to horror, literary realism to romance, and to hybrids of all of these. Featuring sport, friendship, love, health, family, climate change, artificial intelligence, desire, magic, Greek gods, ghosts, peanut butter, cyber pranks, racial prejudice, and creepy medical advances, his stories play with the allure of the past, the disturbances of our own times, and the dangerous idealism of our future technologies - each one in fewer than 300 words. Jack is a writer and volunteer rugby referee who knows how to pack a lot into a small space, whether a story or an extremely organised sports bag. With 'Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson', has he worked out how to cram an entire universe into a pocket-sized capsule? Jack Remiel Cottrell (Ngati Rangi) grew up in Wellington and now lives in Auckland. His flash fiction collection was awarded the Wallace Prize for best manuscript in the University of Auckland Master of Creative Writing class of 2020. He has been published in numerous anthologies and online magazines, and his novella-in-flash 'Latter Day Saints' was published in 2018 by Ad Hoc Press.
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            ISBN 9781988503257
            Published NZ 16 Aug 2021
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
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            The Legend of Fire Mountain
             

            The Legend of Fire Mountain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lark, Sarah; Translated by Northrop, Kate

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Bold new paths in life and love are forged in nineteenth-century New Zealand in the stirring final chapter of bestselling author Sarah Lark's multigenerational Fire Blossom Saga. It's 1880 in the North Island town of Otaki, where Aroha lives contentedly with her mother, Linda-unt...il a fateful tragedy leaves Aroha traumatized and plagued by a cursed guilt. For the long recovery ahead, Aroha is sent to Rata Station, a thriving sheep farm that Aroha's mother and grandmother once called home. Linda knows it's the perfect place for her daughter to heal, find hope, and start a life she can call her own. On South Island, Aroha soon develops a bond with her relatives, who are looking toward the future, too. Aroha's cousin March is a vivacious, business-minded beauty who wants to take advantage of New Zealand's burgeoning industrial age. Robin is a delicate young man and an aspiring actor as fearful of his father's disapproval as he is desperate to run from it. And then there's Aroha, who sees unexpected opportunity in the growing tourism trade beyond the continental plains. Through personal trials, professional compromises, great love, profound loss, and a struggle to survive, Aroha, March, and Robin will discover their true destinies. A country is in flux, and a generation of ambitious and resilient young dreamers is changing with it in this exhilarating conclusion to an epic saga.
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            ISBN 9781542092418
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher Amazon Publishing
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            Series The Fire Blossom Saga
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            Are We Having Fun Yet?
             

            Are We Having Fun Yet? (Hardback, Main)

            By Mangan, Lucy

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              8 Dec 21

            Lucy Mangan's first foray into fiction is a witty update of the classic Diary of a Provincial Lady.

            ISBN 9781788161084
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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