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              The Improbable Life of Ricky Bird
               

              The Improbable Life of Ricky Bird (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Connell, Diane

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              If you were charmed by The Curious Incident, laughed with Eleanor Oliphant and cried over A Man Called Ove, you will love Ricky Bird. 'No one loved making forts more than Ricky. A fort was a place of safety and possibility. It shut out the world and enclosed her and Ollie within ...any story she wanted to tell ...' Ricky Bird loves making up stories for her little brother Ollie almost as much as she loves him. The imaginary worlds she creates are wild and whimsical places full of unlimited possibilities. Real life is another story. Ricky's father has abandoned them and the family has moved to a bleak new neighbourhood. Worse still, her mother's new boyfriend, Dan, has come with the furniture. But Ricky Bird is a force to be reckoned with. As the mastermind of so many outlandish plots, imagination is her best weapon to restore her world to rights. As her father used to say, if you can spin a good yarn you can get on in life. Ricky knows that better than anyone but despite her best efforts everything in her world starts to spiral out of control. Until a gypsy prediction that someone will come along - a he or a she who is like a gift - comes true. But no one, not even Ricky, could imagine the consequences. Beautifully written, heartbreakingly funny and deeply moving, this book has already been compared to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Lost and Found, Shuggie Bain, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and A Monster Calls. But Ricky's story is all her own - and it will stay with you long after the last page.
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              ISBN 9781761101366
              Published NZ 1 May 2022
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              The Winter Dress

              The Winter Dress (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Not for Online)

              By Chater, Lauren

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              Based on a real-life shipwreck discovered off Texel Island in the Wadden Sea, The Winter Dress follows the lives of two women separated by centuries but connected by a beautiful silk dress. This novel will take you on a captivating journey through our cultural ideas around textil...es and what this means for the individual, as well as our sense of identity and perceptions of ourselves.
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              ISBN 9781760850227
              Published NZ 6 Apr 2022
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              Cold, Cold Bones

              Cold, Cold Bones (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Reichs, Kathy

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              #1 New York Times bestselling thriller writer Kathy Reichs returns with her twenty-first novel of suspense featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan who, after receiving a box containing a human eyeball, uncovers a series of gruesome killings eerily reenacting the most... shocking of her prior cases. Winter has come to North Carolina and, with it, a drop in crime. Freed from a heavy work schedule, Tempe Brennan is content to dote on her daughter Katy, finally returned to civilian life from the army. But when mother and daughter meet at Tempe's place one night, they find a box on the back porch. Inside: a very fresh human eyeball. GPS coordinates etched into the eyeball lead to a Benedictine monastery where an equally macabre discovery awaits. Soon after, Tempe examines a mummified corpse in a state park, and her anxiety deepens. There seems to be no pattern to the subsequent killings uncovered, except that each mimics in some way a homicide that a younger Tempe had been called in to analyze. Who or what is targeting her, and why? Helping Tempe search for answers is detective Erskine Skinny Slidell, retired but still volunteering with the CMPD cold case unit-and still displaying his gallows humor. Also pulled into the mystery: Andrew Ryan, Tempe's Montreal-based beau, now working as a private detective. Could this elaborately staged skein of mayhem be the prelude to a twist that is even more shocking? Tempe is at a loss to establish the motive for what is going on...and then her daughter disappears. At its core, Cold, Cold Bones is a novel of revenge-one in which revisiting the past may prove the only way to unravel the present. Kathy Reichs's first novel Deja Dead, published in 1997, won the Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was an international bestseller. Cold, Cold Bones is Kathy's twenty-first entry in her series featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Kathy was also a producer of Fox Television's longest running scripted drama, Bones, w
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              ISBN 9781761103926
              Published NZ 6 Jul 2022
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              The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

              The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Reid, Taylor Jenkins

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              The entrancing story of a reclusive Hollywood starlet as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine - from the bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six. Reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to ...tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Summoned to Evelyn's luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the '80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn's story nears its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways. 'Come for the glam old Hollywood vibes; stay for a touching tale of a young reporter and a silver-screen legend.' Cosmopolitan
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              ISBN 9781761102943
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2021
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              Destination Buchenwald: The astonishing survival story of Australian and New Zealand airmen in a Nazi death camp
               

              Destination Buchenwald: The astonishing survival story of Australian and New Zealand airmen in a Nazi death camp (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burgess, Colin

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              The harrowing story of the Allied airmen who experienced the true horrors of Nazism firsthand. It was the summer of 1944 as liberating Allied forces surged towards Paris following the D-Day landings. For a large group of downed airmen being held in that city's infamous Fresnes Pr...ison, they were about to face evacuation into the blackest, bloody heart of Germany and experience the most acute evil of the war. Amid great secrecy, those 168 airmen - including several from Australia and New Zealand - were transported on a filthy, overcrowded nightmare train journey which ended at the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp, accompanied by orders for their execution. At Buchenwald they witnessed extreme depravity that would haunt them to the end of their days. Yet, on returning home, they were confronted by decades of denials from their own governments that they had ever been held in one of Hitler's most vile concentration camps. In conducting his original deep research for this book - now completely expanded and updated - Colin Burgess personally interviewed or corresponded with dozens of the surviving airmen from a number of nations, including their valorous leader, New Zealand Squadron Leader Phil Lamason. Destination Buchenwald tells a compelling story of extraordinary bravery, comradeship and endurance, when a group of otherwise ordinary servicemen were thrust into an unimaginable Nazi hell. 'This was the first book to provide an insight into our experiences as a group of captured allied airmen, betrayed to the Gestapo, tortured and deported to Buchenwald concentration camp. I consider it to be one of the best interpretations of the events as it reflects the voices of the survivors and their challenges to stay alive in such dehumanising circumstances.' Sqn Ldr Stanley Booker, RAF (Rtd.), MBE, Legion D'Honneur: Last surviving member of the Buchenwald airmen
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              ISBN 9781761106712
              Published NZ 6 Jul 2022
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              A Recipe for Family
               

              A Recipe for Family (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Not for Online)

              By Haschka, Tori

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              Perfect for fans of Meg Mason and Sally Hepworth; a powerful and heart-rending story about how food connects us and assumptions divide us - and how true family can come from where you least expect it. Stella is in desperate need of help. With her husband away she's juggling a ful...l-time job, a tricky stepdaughter and a relentless four-year-old - all while trying to find her footing in her husband's shiny world. Joining the throng of local mothers, she reluctantly hires an au pair in the hope that it will lighten the load. Stella's mother-in-law, Elise, thinks this is a terrible idea. An industrial chemist and staunch feminist, she doesn't even know where to begin when it comes to the ethical murkiness surrounding this new au pair trend. But she's promised her son not to meddle and with her own career battles to slay and her past to contend with, she resigns to let matters lie. For Ava, life in Sydney as an au pair could be just the thing she needs to fill the void left by the loss of her mother - an opportunity to be a part of a family once more. With her mother's recipes in her hand and hope in her heart, she sets off to reinvent herself in a place far away, where nothing is quite as it seems. Three women, thrown together by impossible circumstances, will find comfort - and themselves - in the most unlikely of places.
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              ISBN 9781760857349
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2022
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              The Italian Girl

              The Italian Girl (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abriel, Anita

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              US edition published as 'A Girl During the War'.

              ISBN 9781761101335
              Published NZ 2 Feb 2022
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              The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Edition

              The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Covey, Stephen R.; Contributions by Covey, Sean; Foreword by Collins, Jim

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              The 7 habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work! With Sean Covey's added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the 7 habits will be refreshed for a new generati...on of leaders. They include: Habit 1: Be Proactive Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind Habit 3: Put First Things First Habit 4: Think Win/Win Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Habit 6: Synergize Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity-principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
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              ISBN 9781760856823
              Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
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              Here for the Right Reasons

              Here for the Right Reasons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McAlister, Jodi

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              A hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy that examines how the unlikeliest of loves can bloom in - well, the most likely of places. Perfect for fans of The Hating Game and The Spanish Love Deception. When Cece James agrees to be cast as a 'Juliet' on the next season of the h...it television show Marry Me, Juliet, it's certainly not for the right reasons. She's knee deep in debt and desperate for the associated paycheck. The last thing on her mind is the hunky 'Romeo' waiting for her at the end of the gravel driveway. But Dylan Jayasinghe Mellor isn't your usual fame-hungry TV star. An Olympic gold medallist with calloused hands, kind eyes and a propensity for panic attacks, it turns out he's not here for the right reasons either. As spokesperson for a men's mental health foundation, and the franchise's first non-white male lead, Dylan's got a charity to plug and something to prove. When Cece gets eliminated on the first night, it seems like her and Dylan's awkward first meeting will be their last conversation. But when the TV set is shut down unexpectedly, Cece and Dylan suddenly get a little more time together than they'd expected. Will love bloom when the cameras stop rolling?
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              ISBN 9781761104961
              Published NZ 6 Jul 2022
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              Without Merit

              Without Merit (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hoover, Colleen

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              A moving and haunting story of family, love and the power of truth, from the bestselling author of It Ends With Us. 'Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.' The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed c...hurch, the once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother's former nurse, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then there's Merit. Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn't earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. Then she meets Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her - until she discovers that he's completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix. Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she's never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves. Poignant and powerful, Without Merit explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love and truth. Praise for Without Merit 'Emotionally wrenching and utterly original, Without Merit's characters stayed with me long after I finished.' Sara Shepard, New York Times Bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars 'Hoover does an excellent job of revealing the subtle differences between healthy teenage rebellion and clinical depression... This quirky, complex, and frustrating heroine will win hearts and challenge assumptions about family dysfunction and mental illness in a life-affirming story that redefines what's normal.' Kirkus (starred review) 'Hoover joins the ranks of such luminaries as Jennifer Weiner and Jojo Moyes, with a dash of Gillian Flynn.' Library Journal (starred review)
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              ISBN 9781761105364
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2021
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