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              Feast Days
               

              Feast Days (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mackenzie, Ian

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              Intelligent and deeply felt, Feast Days follows a young wife who relocates with her financier husband to Sao Paulo, where she encounters crime, protests, refugees, gentrification, and the collision of art and commerce, while confronting the crisis slowly building inside her own m...arriage.
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              ISBN 9780316440158
              Released NZ 29 Oct 2019
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              An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer
               

              An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Salamon, Julie

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              The definitive story of one American family at the center of a single, shocking act of international terrorism that manages to capture the essence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Dan Ephron) On October 3, 1985, Leon Klinghoffer, a disabled Jewish New Yorker, and his wife boa...rded the Achille Lauro to celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary with a Mediterranean cruise. Four days later, four Palestinian fedayeen hijacked the Italian luxury liner and took the passengers and crew hostage. Leon Klinghoffer was shot in the head, his body and wheelchair thrown overboard. His murder became a flashpoint in the intractable struggle between Israelis and Arabs and gave Americans a horrifying preview of what it means when terrorism hits home. In this richly reported book, drawing on multiple perspectives, Julie Salamon dispels the mythology that has grown around that shattering moment. What transpired on the Achille Lauro left the Klinghoffer family in the grip of irredeemable sorrow, while precipitating tragic reverberations for the wives and sons of Abu al-Abbas, the Palestinian mastermind behind the hijacking, and the family of Alex Odeh, a Palestinian-American murdered in Los Angeles in a brutal act of retaliation. Through intimate interviews with almost all living participants, including one of the hijackers, Julie Salamon brings alive the moment-by-moment saga of the hijacking and the ensuing U.S.-led international manhunt; the diplomatic wrangling between the United States, Egypt, Italy, and Israel; and the long agonizing search for justice. The book also reveals the back story of the controversial opera about the Klinghoffer tragedy that provoked a culture war. An Innocent Bystander is a masterful work of journalism that moves between the personal and the global with the pace of a geopolitical thriller and the depth of a psychological drama. Throughout lies the tension wrought by terrorism and its repercussions today.
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              ISBN 9780316433112
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2020
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              How Are You Going to Save Yourself
               

              How Are You Going to Save Yourself (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Holmes, Jm

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              Four young men struggle to liberate themselves from the burden of being black and male in America in an assured debut as up-to the-minute as a Kendrick Lamar track and as ruefully steeped in eternal truths as a Gogol tale (Kirkus, starred review). Bound together by shared experie...nce but pulled apart by their changing fortunes, four young friends coming of age in the postindustrial enclave of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, struggle to liberate themselves from the legacies left to them as black men in America. With potent immediacy and bracing candor, this provocative debut follows a decade in the lives of Dub, Rolls, Rye, and Gio as they each grapple with the complexity of their family histories, the newfound power of sex and drugs, and the ferocity of their desires. Gio proves himself an unforgettable narrator, beautifully flawed and unstintingly honest, as he recounts both the friends' conflicts and their triumphs. Whether it's a fraught family cookout, a charged altercation on the block, a raucous night in high-society Manhattan gone wrong, or the troubled efforts of a drug hustler to go clean, JM Holmes brings the thump and the heat of his scenes to life with the kind of ease that makes us not just eavesdroppers but participants. How Are You Going to Save Yourself illuminates in breathtaking detail an entire world-one that has been underrepresented in American fiction. At times funny, often uncomfortable, occasionally disturbing, these stories fearlessly engage with issues of race, sex, drugs, class, and family. Holmes's blistering and timely new voice, richly infused with the unmistakable rhythms of hip-hop that form the sound track to his characters' lives, delivers an indelible fiction that has never been more vital and necessary.
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              ISBN 9780316514859
              Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
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              You Were Made for This
               

              You Were Made for This (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sacks, Michelle

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              A gripping page-turner for fans of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW and THE PERFECT NANNY, Michelle Sacks's You Were Made For This provocatively explores the darkest sides of marriage, motherhood, and friendship. Doting wife, devoted husband, cherished child. Merry, Sam, and Conor are the... perfect family in the perfect place. Merry adores the domestic life: baking, gardening, caring for her infant son. Sam, formerly an academic, is pursuing a new career as a filmmaker. Sometimes they can hardly believe how lucky they are. What perfect new lives they've built. When Merry's childhood friend Frank visits their Swedish paradise, she immediately becomes part of the family. She bonds with Conor. And with Sam. She befriends the neighbors, and even finds herself embracing the domesticity she's always seemed to scorn. All their lives, Frank and Merry have been more like sisters than best friends. And that's why Frank soon sees the things others might miss. Treacherous things, which are almost impossible to believe when looking at this perfect family. But Frank, of all people, knows that the truth is rarely what you want the world to see.
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              ISBN 9780316475419
              Released NZ 14 May 2019
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              M31: A Family Romance
               

              M31: A Family Romance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Stephen

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              Originally published in hardcover by Harmony Books, May 1988 --Title page verso

              ISBN 9780316427296
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
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              Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey
               

              Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Yousafzai, Ziauddin; With Carpenter, Louise; Foreword by Yousafzai, Malala

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              Let Her Fly traces the inspirational journey of Malala Yousafzai's father, Ziauddin, from a boy in Shangla to a man who broke with tradition and proves there are many faces of feminism. With humor and sincerity, Yousafzai describes his life before the Talibanization of Mingora, s...cenes of his sons Khusal and Atal fighting kites on the roof, his progressive partnership with his wife Toor Pekai, and the challenge of raising children in an unfamiliar country. After Malala was shot by the Taliban, the Yousafzai family was completely uprooted from their home in the Swat Valley and forced to start over in the United Kingdom. Now, Ziauddin expresses the complex pain and joy of his return, six years later, to the site of Malala's attack. Let Her Fly is an intimate family portrait by the father of one of the most remarkable leaders in the world today. Ziauddin and Toor Pakai have set a singular example for parents who hope to empower their children to make a difference. Let Her Fly will resonate with anyone who has ever cared for a child, as Ziauddin Yousafzai shares what he's learned from his children, and what he hopes to teach the world.
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              ISBN 9780316450492
              Released NZ 26 Nov 2019
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              What We Were Promised
               

              What We Were Promised (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tan, Lucy

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              Set in modern Shanghai, a debut by a Chinese-American writer about a prodigal son whose unexpected return forces his newly wealthy family to confront painful secrets and unfulfilled promises.

              ISBN 9780316437196
              Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
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              Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North
               

              Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Weymouth, Adam

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              Kings of the Yukon succeeds as an adventure tale, a natural history and a work of art. -- Wall Street Journal A thrilling journey by canoe across Alaska, by critically acclaimed writer Adam Weymouth The Yukon river is 2,000 miles long, the longest stretch of free-flowing river in... the United States. In this riveting examination of one of the last wild places on earth, Adam Weymouth canoes along the river's length, from Canada's Yukon Territory, through Alaska, to the Bering Sea. The result is a book that shows how even the most remote wilderness is affected by the same forces reshaping the rest of the planet. Every summer, hundreds of thousands of king salmon migrate the distance of the Yukon to their spawning grounds, where they breed and die, in what is the longest salmon run in the world. For the communities that live along the river, salmon was once the lifeblood of the economy and local culture. But climate change and a globalized economy have fundamentally altered the balance between man and nature; the health and numbers of king salmon are in question, as is the fate of the communities that depend on them. Traveling along the Yukon as the salmon migrate, a four-month journey through untrammeled landscape, Adam Weymouth traces the fundamental interconnectedness of people and fish through searing and unforgettable portraits of the individuals he encounters. He offers a powerful, nuanced glimpse into indigenous cultures, and into our ever-complicated relationship with the natural world. Weaving in the rich history of salmon across time as well as the science behind their mysterious life cycle, Kings of the Yukon is extraordinary adventure and nature writing at its most urgent and poetic.
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              ISBN 9780316396691
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
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              An Orchestra of Minorities
               

              An Orchestra of Minorities (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Obioma, Chigozie

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              A heartbreaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by a Man Booker Finalist and author of The Fishermen.

              ISBN 9780316412407
              Released NZ 8 Oct 2019
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              The Age of Light
               

              The Age of Light (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Scharer, Whitney

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              Sweeping from the glamour of 1930's Paris through the battlefields of World War II and into the war's long shadow, [this] is a startlingly modern love story and a mesmerizing portrait of a woman's self-transformation from muse into artist. --Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling... author.thor.
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              ISBN 9780316524148
              Released NZ 22 Oct 2019
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