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              Home Making
               

              Home Making (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Matalone, Lee

              • RRP: $34.50
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              From a talented, powerful new voice in fiction comes a stunning novel about the intersection of three Southerners' lives coming to grips with identity, family legacy, and what it means to make a house a true home. Cybil is a war child--the result of a brief affair between a young... Japanese woman and a French soldier--who at a young age is transplanted to Tucson, Arizona, and raised by an American officer and his rigid wife. After a rebellious adolescence, she grows up to become a successful ob-gyn. Chloe, Cybil's daughter, is adrift in an empty house in the hills of Virginia. Her marriage has fallen apart, and her estranged husband is dying of cancer. Room by room, Chloe makes her new house into a home, grappling always with the real and imagined boundaries that limit her as a single, childless woman in contemporary America. Beau, Chloe's closest friend, is in love with a man he's only met on the internet, who lives across the country. Shepherding Chloe through her grief, he is often called back to his loud, humid, chaotic childhood in Southwest Louisiana, where he first reckoned with the intricate ties between queerness, loneliness, and place. Through each of these characters Matalone weaves a moving, beautiful narrative of home, identity, and belonging. Home Making is a somber, yet hopeful, ode to the stories we tell ourselves in order to make a family.
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              ISBN 9780062953667
              Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
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              Alice Isn't Dead
                

              Alice Isn't Dead (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fink, Joseph

              • RRP: $36.99
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              • Pub Date
                15 Sep 20

              From the New York Times-bestselling co-author of It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale comes a fast-paced thriller about a truck driver searching across America for the wife she had long assumed to be dead.

              ISBN 9780062844149
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Harper Perennial
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              Expectation
                

              Expectation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hope, Anna

              • RRP: $36.99
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              • Pub Date
                14 Apr 20

              In this sharply observed novel set in and around London, three college friends, now in their thirties, must come to terms with the gap between the lives they imagined for themselves and reality in the face of marriage, fertility struggles, and loss. In her first year of motherhoo...d after an unplanned pregnancy, Cate is constantly exhausted, spiraling into self-doubt and postpartum anxiety. Her husband Sam seems oblivious, but maybe she'd prefer he remain in the dark. How can she admit the unthinkable--that she misses her freedom? In contrast, Hannah continues to endure round after round of unsuccessful IVF treatments. The process is taking its toll on her physically and emotionally--and, she worries, creating distance between her and her husband Nathan. She is godmother to Cate's son, but every time they get together, it's a trigger. Beautiful and unattached, Lissa is re-evaluating what it means to be an actress in her thirties. While she fiercely resists convention, she's also lonely. A chance encounter in the British Library with Nathan has her wondering if she missed her best chance at love when she introduced him to Hannah. As each woman longs for what the others seemingly possess, will their bonds of friendship sustain them in this liminal phase of their lives--or will their envy and desire tear them apart?
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              ISBN 9780062956071
              Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
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              The Boatman and Other Stories
                

              The Boatman and Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By O'Callaghan, Billy

              • RRP: $36.99
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              • Pub Date
                28 Apr 20

              The prize-winning Irish short story writer and author of the highly praised novel My Coney Island Baby delivers his most accomplished book of short fiction to date. A poignant story collection that grips from the opening page (Bernard MacLaverty). Twelve poignant, quietly dazzlin...g and carefully crafted stories that explore the resiliency of the human heart and its ability to keep beating in the wake of bereavement, violence, lost love, and incomparable trauma and grief. Spanning a century and two continents, from the muddy fields of Ireland to a hotel room in Paris, a dingy bar in Segovia to an airplane bound for Taipei, The Boatman and Other Stories follows an unforgettable cast of characters. Three gunshots on the Irish border define the course of a young man's life; a writer clings fast to a star-crossed affair with a woman who has never been fully in his reach; a fisherman accustomed to hard labor rolls up his sleeves to dig a grave for his child; a pair of newly-weds embark on their first adventure, living wild on the deserted Beginish Island. Ranging from the elegiac to the brutally confrontational, these densely layered tales reveal the quiet heroism and gentle dignity of ordinary life. Billy O'Callaghan is a master celebrant of the smallness of the human flame against the dark: its strength, and its steady brightness.
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              ISBN 9780062856609
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
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              Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
               

              Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harari, Yuval Noah

              • RRP: $52.99
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              From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1 international bestseller--that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human. One hundred thousand ye...ars ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas .Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem --
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              ISBN 9780062316110
              Released NZ 15 May 2018
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              Boy Swallows Universe
                

              Boy Swallows Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dalton, Trent

              • RRP: $36.99
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              • Pub Date
                7 Apr 20

              An utterly wonderful debut novel of love, crime, magic, fate and a boy's coming of age, set in 1980s Australia and infused with the originality, charm, pathos, and heart of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The mind can tak...e you anywhere you want to go Eli Bell's life is complicated. His father is lost, his mother is in jail, and his stepdad is a heroin dealer. The most steadfast adult in Eli's life is Slim--a notorious felon and national record-holder for successful prison escapes--who watches over Eli and August, his silent genius of an older brother. Exiled far from the rest of the world in Darra, a seedy suburb populated by Polish and Vietnamese refugees, this twelve-year-old boy with an old soul and an adult mind is just trying to follow his heart, learn what it takes to be a good man, and train for a glamorous career in journalism. Life, however, insists on throwing obstacles in Eli's path--most notably Tytus Broz, Brisbane's legendary drug dealer. But the real trouble lies ahead. Eli is about to fall in love, face off against truly bad guys, and fight to save his mother from a certain doom--all before starting high school. A story of brotherhood, true love, family, and the most unlikely of friendships, Boy Swallows Universe is the tale of an adolescent boy on the cusp of discovering the man he will be. Powerful and kinetic, Trent Dalton's debut is sure to be one of the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novels you will experience.
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              ISBN 9780062898111
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
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              Daughter of Fortune
               

              Daughter of Fortune (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Allende, Isabel; Translated by Peden, Prof Margaret Sayers

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              This Oprah Book Club selection tells of young, vivacious Eliza Sommers, who follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849--a danger-filled quest that will become a momentous journey of transformation for Eliza.

              ISBN 9780061120251
              Released NZ 2 May 2006
              Publisher Harper Perennial
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Great Lover

              The Great Lover (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dawson, Jill

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              In her old age, Nell Golightly receives a strange letter. A Tahitian woman, claiming to be the daughter of the poet Rupert Brooke, writes to ask her to describe him. And to explain why all of England remembers him.

              ISBN 9780061924361
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
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              Anyone
               

              Anyone (Hardback)

              By Soule, Charles

              • RRP: $46.99
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              A search for a cure for Alzheimer's leads to a technology that allows individuals to transfer their consciousness to other bodies for specified periods, paid, registered, and legal. But beyond the reach of the law is darkshare, a sordid black market where desperate vessels anonym...ously rent out their bodies, no questions asked, for any purpose--sex, drugs, crime...or worse.
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              ISBN 9780062890634
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
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              Highfire
               

              Highfire (Hardback)

              By Colfer, Eoin

              • RRP: $42.50
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              From the New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series comes a hilarious and high-octane adult novel about a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who lives an isolated life in the bayous of Louisiana--and the raucous adventures that ensue when he crosses paths ...with a fifteen-year-old troublemaker on the run from a crooked sheriff. In the days of yore, he flew the skies and scorched angry mobs--now he hides from swamp tour boats and rises only with the greatest reluctance from his Laz-Z-Boy recliner. Laying low in the bayou, this once-magnificent fire breather has been reduced to lighting Marlboros with nose sparks, swilling Absolut in a Flashdance T-shirt, and binging Netflix in a fishing shack. For centuries, he struck fear in hearts far and wide as Wyvern, Lord Highfire of the Highfire Eyrie--now he goes by Vern. However...he has survived, unlike the rest. He is the last of his kind, the last dragon. Still, no amount of vodka can drown the loneliness in his molten core. Vern's glory days are long gone. Or are they? A canny Cajun swamp rat, young Everett Squib Moreau does what he can to survive, trying not to break the heart of his saintly single mother. He's finally decided to work for a shady smuggler--but on his first night, he witnesses his boss murdered by a crooked constable. Regence Hooke is not just a dirty cop, he's a despicable human being--who happens to want Squib's momma in the worst way. When Hooke goes after his hidden witness with a grenade launcher, Squib finds himself airlifted from certain death by...a dragon? The swamp can make strange bedfellows, and rather than be fried alive so the dragon can keep his secret, Squib strikes a deal with the scaly apex predator. He can act as his go-between (aka familiar)--fetch his vodka, keep him company, etc.--in exchange for protection from Hooke. Soon the three of them are careening headlong toward a combustible confrontation. There's about to be a fiery reckoning, in which either dragons
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              ISBN 9780062938558
              Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
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