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              Dominicana: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020

              Dominicana: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cruz, Angie

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              SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 'A thrilling, necessary, and unforgettable portrait of what it means to be an immigrant' Patricia Engel, author of The Veins of The Ocean and Vida 'Dominicana is beautiful, engaging, and cuts right to the heart of what it is to b...e a dutiful young female from a poor country who is bright in every sense of the word, full of love and hope' Mary Gaitskill, author of The Mare and Veronica Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she must say yes. It doesn't matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So on New Year's Day, 1965, Ana leaves behind everything she knows and becomes Ana Ruiz, a wife confined to a cold six-floor walk-up in Washington Heights. Lonely and miserable, Ana hatches a reckless plan to escape. But at the bus terminal, she is stopped by Cesar, Juan's free-spirited younger brother, who convinces her to stay. As the Dominican Republic slides into political turmoil, Juan returns to protect his family's assets, leaving Cesar to take care of Ana. Suddenly, Ana is free to take English lessons at a local church, lie on the beach at Coney Island, dance with Cesar at the Audubon Ballroom, and imagine the possibility of a different kind of life in America. When Juan returns, Ana must decide once again between her heart and her duty to her family. In bright, musical prose that reflects the energy of New York City, Dominicana is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world.
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              ISBN 9781529347425
              Released NZ 12 May 2020
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
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              People and Place: the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in History and Literature
                

              People and Place: the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in History and Literature (Paperback)

              By Richardson, Len

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              This book traces the enduring relationship between history, people and place that has shaped the character of a single region in a manner perhaps unique within the New Zealand experience. It explores the evolution of a distinctive regional literature that both shaped and was shap...ed by the physical and historical environment that inspired it. Looking westwards towards Australia and long shut off within New Zealand by the South Island's rugged Southern Alps, the West Coast was a land of gold, coal and timber. In the 1950s and 1960s, it nurtured a literature that embodied a sense of belonging to an Australasian world and captured the aspirations of New Zealand's emergent radical nationalism. More recent West Coast writers, observing the hollowing out of their communities, saw in miniature and in advance the growing gulf between city and regional economies aligned to an older economic order losing its relevance. Were they chronicling the last hurrah of a retreating age or crafting a literature of regional resistance?
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              ISBN 9781760463441
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher ANU Press
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              Torched
               

              Torched (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st edition)

              By Starr, Kimberley

              • RRP: $32.99
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              If my son killed anyone, I'd know. I know him. A small Yarra Valley town has been devastated by a bushfire, and Reefton Primary School principal Phoebe Warton can't sleep. She's the single mother of eighteen-year-old Caleb who is accused of starting the fire - on purpose. Twel...ve people are dead, students from her school among them; only a monster would cause such carnage. But where was her son was that day? No one knows but Caleb, and he's not talking. Against mounting community rage, Phoebe sets out to clear her son. But every avenue leads back to Caleb. Why did he vanish from his Country Fire Authority shift? Who else was at the abandoned goldmine that day? Why is Caleb refusing to speak? Phoebe will be forced to confront the nature of guilt and redemption, and decide what boundaries she is willing to cross to save the son she loves. Torched is an explosive, haunting and compelling crime novel about mothers and sons and the ties that bind them.
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              ISBN 9781925700589
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Pantera Press
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              Killing Mind: An addictive and nail-biting crime thriller
               

              Killing Mind: An addictive and nail-biting crime thriller (Paperback)

              By Marsons, Angela

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              ISBN 9781838887315
              Released NZ 13 May 2020
              Publisher Storyfire Ltd
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              A Girl Called Hope
                 

              A Girl Called Hope (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Seeley, Kay

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              A gripping Victorian saga from the author of The Guardian Angel. When disaster strikes Hope's family they lose everything. What will Hope sacrifice to save them? A heart-warming, uplifting story of the bond of family relationships, human resilience and triumph over tragedy.

              ISBN 9781916428263
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
              Publisher Enterprise Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Hope Series
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              The Watercress Girls: Large Print Edition
                 

              The Watercress Girls: Large Print Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Seeley, Kay

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              A totally engrossing, powerfully written novel about two girls who sell cress on the streets of Victorian London. When they grow up they each follow different paths. Secrets are revealed and lives put in danger. A Victorian Mystery

              ISBN 9781916428249
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
              Publisher Enterprise Books
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              Shirley Smith: An Examined Life
                

              Shirley Smith: An Examined Life (EPUB ebook)

              By Gaitanos, Sarah

              Shirley Smith was one of the most remarkable New Zealanders of the 20th century, a woman whose lifelong commitment to social justice, legal reform, gender equality and community service left a profound legacy.

              ISBN 9781776563371
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              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              How I Get Ready
                

              How I Get Ready (EPUB ebook)

              By Young, Ashleigh

              In her new poetry collection How I Get Ready, Ashleigh Young fails to learn to drive, vanishes from the fossil record, and finally finishes writing a book.

              ISBN 9781776563258
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              The Girl with the Gold Bikini
               

              The Girl with the Gold Bikini (EPUB ebook – 1st edition)

              By Walker, Lisa

              18-year-old Olivia Grace deferred uni and skipped a gap-year tour of Asia. She's fulfilling her dream of becoming a PI, following in the footsteps of Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars. Olivia pursues a cheating husband from the glitzy Gold Coast to Insta-perfect Byron Bay, where she f...aces yoga wars, dirty whale activism and a guru who's kind of a creep.
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              ISBN 9781743057193
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              Language en
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Wakefield Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Rise of the Shadow Dragons
               

              Rise of the Shadow Dragons (EPUB ebook)

              By Flanagan, Liz

              From the shadows, rises the greatest hero...

              ISBN 9781788451451
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              Language en
              Released NZ 7 May 2020
              Publisher David Fickling Books
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Legends of the Sky
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