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              I am Minerva
               

              I am Minerva (Paperback)

              By Zelas, Karen

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              Published NZ 17 Aug 2016
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              New Sea Land
               

              New Sea Land (Paperback)

              By Jones, Tim

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              In New Sea Land, Tim Jones tells the intimate story of the land and the sea. Awarded the New Zealand Society of Authors' Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature, he writes of the mapping and re-naming of land and sea by those who came before him, and the places he travelled as ...a child and knows as a man and travels now. Some that crumbled to bone when the Earth heaved, some the stuff of myth and some the stuff of nightmare. And the poems imagine what the marriage of land and sea could become as one rises up to take the other away.
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              ISBN 9780994129963
              Published NZ 17 Aug 2016
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              Coracle
               

              Coracle (Paperback)

              By Stuart, Peter

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              "A coracle is a small boat of wickerwork but in the poems of Anglican priest Peter Stuart it becomes the ribs of a dying man, and the means by which another makes his way into the next life, having kept vigil at 'eternity's rim'. A coracle is also a kayak taking Peter and his wif...e, Julia, into Okarito Lagoon and the beauty of the natural world which - on the wings of the kotuku - carries the reader eventually to the white robes of the monks at Kopua, and further to the white invasion of an aboriginal sacred site and a barbecue at Auschwitz with a bunch of money changers. For these poems are angry, too, and political, and take delight in the joyous and sensual. A singular first collection that poses as many questions as it answers"--Front cover flap.
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              ISBN 9780994106940
              Published NZ 21 Nov 2014
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              Heart Absolutely I Can
               

              Heart Absolutely I Can (Paperback)

              By Harlow, Michael

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              Michael Harlow is a poet, publisher and librettist who lives in Alexandra. Born in the USA with Greek and Ukrainian heritage, he settled in New Zealand in 1968. Michael has published seven collections of poetry including Giotto's Elephant and The Tram Conductor's Blue Cap, both f...inalists in the NZ Book Awards, and has been awarded a number of writer residencies. Five fresh poems and a number from Michael's past collections form his book on the hoopla of love--a theme long a part of this poet's fascination with the mysteries of human nature, and his job in finding the language and music to express it. Like the title poem, Michael Harlow bids 'the music of the heart to sing us alive'.
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              ISBN 9780473276478
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2014
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              Bird Murder
               

              Bird Murder (Paperback)

              By Lash, Stefanie

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              Stefanie Lash is a poet and archivist who lives in Wellington. Her poems have appeared in journals including Sport, Takahe and Turbine. An albino huia, a stranger in the attic and a pink-haired woman...Bird Murder is a gothic murder mystery narrating the demise of a ruined banker..., set in the not-quite-fictional town of Tusk.
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              ISBN 9780473276492
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2014
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              Cancer and All the Other Shit
               

              Cancer and All the Other Shit (Paperback)

              By Wepa, Lauren

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              "Hi, I'm a cancer kid. It was February 2013 when cancer became part of my life. I was 20 years old - two months from hitting the big two- one - and it ruined everything. Cancer really is a bitch like that. When it drops by, everything stops for it. Not only does it attack the bod...y but it has the power to isolate people as well. Talking about cancer is tough and will test you. However talking is one of the small things that helps us feel normal - whatever that is. Just like a balloon, all it takes is a breath to begin to fill the awkward silence. Lauren WepaThis book is a permission slip from a cancer patient to family and friends to talk - we all know cancer's a bitch so why not bitch about it?"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780994117274
              Published NZ 26 Sep 2015
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              Mr Clean & the Junkie
               

              Mr Clean & the Junkie (Paperback)

              By Compton, Jennifer

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              Mr Clean and The Junkie is a 70s love story which begins at a Sydney casino and ends in a remote river valley in northern New Zealand. An Elvis Costello lookalike and the son of a local crime boss, Jon is weighed down with the burden of his filial responsibilities. But on his way... to the casino to launder a briefcase of his father's cash, he catches sight of the dark beauty of gambling junkie, Justine. With her on his arm, pursued by his father's hitmen and a relentless 70s soundtrack, Jon finds the strength to fight back against a life that's lost its shine. But it's not just up to him - somewhere there's a director with a camera rolling, and then the poet herself steps in as a sceptical narrator with a vested interest in her star-cross'd lovers. A startling and original work from a poet who's won awards both sides of the Tasman.
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              ISBN 9780994117236
              Published NZ 16 Apr 2015
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              Toughen Up, Andrew!
               

              Toughen Up, Andrew! (Paperback)

              By Manchester, Anne

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              Andrew is a small dog who likes a quiet life with lots of time for sleeping. His mate David tells him to "toughen up," but Andrew is not so sure. But a family holiday changes all that, as Andrew faces a host of new experiences and challenges that are bound to test his resolve.

              ISBN 9780994129956
              Published NZ 5 Jun 2016
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              The Ephesus Liturgies: Volume 2
               

              The Ephesus Liturgies: Volume 2 (Paperback)

              By Harris, Jill; Harris, Ian

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              he Ephesus Liturgies grew out of the life of Ephesus, a group of about thirty people who have been meeting in Wellington since 1990 to explore new ways of understanding and expressing Christian faith in an increasingly secular world. Building on the original concept of 'liturgy' ...as meaning 'the work of the people', the Ephesus community has worked to develop a form of worship that seeks to make sense of modern human experience while drawing on shared traditions of faith and worship. There is also a wish to celebrate both the natural and man-made world while envisioning change, and to strengthen community by raising to consciousness a transforming power. The five liturgies in this volume explore ourselves in the universe, reflect on the season of midwinter, celebrate Easter and Christmas, and offer a thanksgiving for deliverance from illness.
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              ISBN 9780994123732
              Published NZ 6 May 2016
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              An Echo Where You Lie
               

              An Echo Where You Lie (Paperback)

              By Kouzminova, Polina

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              Born in Siberia and raised in New Zealand from the age of 10, Polina Kouzminova weaves the threads of both cultures into poetry. These are poems of snow and water, and just as water reflects, her poems echo not only each other, but also her own reflections on the lover who leaves..., the family left behind and the universe that is waiting for her. Polina's world shimmers with snowflakes, glaciers and condensation on glass, and there is always a sense of missing. She writes: 'These are the reasons to leave late nights and fly back home'. A magical debut collection, from the poet who joins two worlds.
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              ISBN 9780994129949
              Published NZ 29 May 2016
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