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              One Hundred Days
               

              One Hundred Days (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pung, Alice

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              One hundred days. It's no time at all, she tells me. But she's not the one waiting. In a heady whirlwind of independence, lust and defiance, sixteen-year-old Karuna falls pregnant. Not on purpose, but not entirely by accident, either. Incensed, Karuna's mother, already over-prote...ctive, confines her to their fourteenth-storey housing-commission flat, to keep her safe from the outside world - and make sure she can't get into any more trouble. Stuck inside for endless hours, Karuna battles her mother and herself for a sense of power in her own life, as a new life forms and grows within her. As the due date draws ever closer, the question of who will get to raise the baby - who it will call Mum - festers between them. One Hundred Days is a fractured fairytale exploring the fault lines between love and control. At times tense and claustrophobic, it is nevertheless brimming with humour, warmth and character. It is a magnificent new work from one of Australia's most celebrated writers.
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              ISBN 9781760641832
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2021
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              Car Crash: A Memoir

              Car Crash: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Blaine, Lech

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              Lech Blaine was just seventeen when he was in a crash that killed his best friends and changed his life. On an evening in 2009, seven teenage boys piled into a car to go to a party. They never arrived. The driver - who was not drunk or high - made a routine error and then overcor...rected. The vehicle flew off the road. One passenger died on impact. Others were flung from the car. Lech walked away uninjured. In the aftermath, two more died in hospital and one was left disabled, in an incident that convulsed their rural community. Crippled by guilt, Lech turned to social media, cultivating a persona as the ultimate 'grateful survivor'. Over time, he spiralled into risk-taking and depression. His public bravado fell away as he tried to accept how an accident - one wretched error of youth and inexperience - had changed the trajectory of so many lives. How do we grieve in an age of social media? How does tragedy shape a community? And how does a boy on the cusp of manhood develop a sense of self when his world has exploded? This stunning memoir pulls no punches. It marks Lech Blaine as a writer to watch.
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              ISBN 9781863959698
              Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
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              The Story of Australia

              The Story of Australia (Hardback)

              By Watson, Don

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              History told so well it gives us a better idea of who we are - and who we are likely to become. Don Watson's The Story of Australia is a modern history of our nation that integrates new understandings about Indigenous Australia and looks to the future, asking- where will we go fr...om here? In clear, succinct language that both children and adults will appreciate, Watson guides readers from the ancient lands of Gondwana, through human settlement, colonisation and waves of migration, to the challenges facing our diverse nation today. Each era is brought to life in a series of beautifully illustrated spreads that focus on a particular event or development - or give a snapshot of an ordinary family at that time. He covers the familiar and iconic - Burke and Wills, Ned Kelly and the Eureka Stockade - but also the lesser known, such as Daisy Bates and the Coniston massacres. Each chapter ends with a profile of an important figure, from the oldest Australian ever discovered, Mungo Woman, to Australia's first female prime minister, Julia Gillard. The Story of Australia will be treasured by children and families for years to come.
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              ISBN 9781760641139
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2021
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              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature

              The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wohlleben, Peter

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              In an era of mobile phone addiction and ever-expanding cities, many of us fear we've lost our connection to nature - but Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the natural world remain alive and intact. Whether we observe it or not, our blood pressure st...abilises near trees, the colour green calms us and being in the forest sharpens our senses. Drawing on new scienti?c discoveries, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring the language of the forest, the consciousness of plants and the eroding boundary between ?ora and fauna. Wohlleben shares how to see, feel, smell, hear and even taste your journey into the woods. Above all, he reveals a wondrous cosmos where humans are part of nature, and where conservation is not just about saving trees - it's about saving ourselves, too.
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              ISBN 9781760642648
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2021
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              The Dogs
               

              The Dogs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hughes, John

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                28 Sep 21

              Michael Shamanov grapples with the idea of his mother's life and her desire to finish it. Perhaps it's her life he has been running away from and not his own. 'The story of a life is a secret as life itself. A life that can be explained is no life at all.' Elias Canetti Is it pos...sible to write about the living without imagining them dead? Michael Shamanov is a man running away from life's responsibilities. His marriage is over, he barely sees his son and he hasn't seen his mother since banishing her to a nursing home two years earlier. A successful screen writer, Michael's encounter with his mother's nurse leads him to discover that the greatest story he's never heard may lie with his dying mother. And perhaps it's her life he's been running away from and not his own. Is the past ever finished? Should we respect another's silence? And if so, is it ever possible to understand and put to rest the strange idea of family that travels through the flesh? From the Miles Franklin shortlisted author of No One comes a haunting gem of family secrets and impossible decisions.
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              ISBN 9780645076349
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2021
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              The Shortest History of China

              The Shortest History of China (Paperback)

              By Jaivin, Linda

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              A pacy history of China that can be read in an afternoon, but will transform your perspective for a lifetime. From kung-fu to tofu, tea to trade routes, sages to silk, China has influenced cuisine, commerce, military strategy, aesthetics and philosophy across the world for thousa...nds of years. Chinese history is sprawling and gloriously messy. It is full of heroes who are also villains, prosperous ages and violent rebellions, cultural vibrancy and censorious impulses, rebels, loyalists, dissidents and wits. The story of women in China, from the earliest warriors to twentieth-century suffragettes, is rarely told. And historical spectres of corruption and disunity, which have brought down many a glorious ruling house, continue to haunt the People's Republic of China today. Modern China is seen variously as an economic powerhouse, an icon of urbanisation, a propaganda state and an aggressive superpower seeking world domination. China expert Linda Jaivin distils a vast history into a short, readable account that tells you what you need to know about the Middle Kingdom, from its philosophical origins to its political system, to the COVID-19 pandemic and where China is likely to lead the world.
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              ISBN 9781760641122
              Published NZ 4 May 2021
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              Muddy People: A Memoir

              Muddy People: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By El Sayed, Sara

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              A hilarious, heartwarming memoir of growing up and becoming oneself in an Egyptian Muslim family At the turn of the millennium, Soos is growing up in an eccentric household with a lot of rules. No bikinis, despite the South-East Queensland heat. No boys, unless he's Muslim. And n...o life insurance, not even when her father gets cancer. Soos is trying to discover how to balance her parents' strict decrees with having friendships, crushes and the freedom to develop her own values. With each rule Soos comes up against, she is forced to choose between doing what her parents say is right and following her instincts. When her family collapses, she comes to see her parents as flawed, their morals based on a muddy logic. But she will also learn that they are her strongest defenders. For readers of Benjamin Law's The Family Law and Alice Pung's Unpolished Gem, this quick, clever, warm-hearted book introduces a talented new Australian voice.
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              ISBN 9781760642464
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
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              Growing Up Disabled in Australia
               

              Growing Up Disabled in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Findlay, Carly

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              'My body and its place in the world seemed quite normal to me.' 'I didn't grow up disabled, I grew up with a problem. A problem those around me wanted to fix.' 'We have all felt that uncanny sensation that someone is watching us.' 'The diagnosis helped but it didn't fix everythin...g.' 'Don't fear the labels.' One in five Australians have a disability. And disability presents itself in many ways. Yet disabled people are still underrepresented in the media and in literature. Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series. It includes interviews with prominent Australians such as Senator Jordon Steele-John and Paralympian Isis Holt, poetry and graphic art, as well as more than 40 original pieces by writers with a disability or chronic illness. Contributors include Dion Beasley, Astrid Edwards, Jessica Walton, Carly-Jay Metcalfe, Gayle Kennedy and El Gibbs.
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              ISBN 9781760641436
              Published NZ 2 Feb 2021
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              Recovery: How we can create a better, brighter future after a crisis

              Recovery: How we can create a better, brighter future after a crisis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wear, Andrew

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              We have recovered from many crises in the past- war, depression, pandemic, natural disaster. Often, we've bounced back to create an even better future. The Spanish Flu was followed by the economic prosperity of the Roaring Twenties. In the decades following World War II, the Germ...an economy grew to the world's most advanced. In the United States, social and economic policies responding to the Great Depression laid the foundations for twentieth-century prosperity. As we contemplate recovery from the COVID-19 health and economic crisis while confronting the climate emergency, what can we learn from other recoveries? Through interviews with experts, policymakers and community leaders, this book examines past recoveries and investigates implications for the future. It explores what went well, what we should do differently and what the lessons might be for the recovery ahead of us. With governments prepared to lead, listen to experts and involve communities in decision-making, not only is a successful recovery possible - we can also choose to re-evaluate many of the things we thought were fixed. We have an opportunity to build back better.
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              ISBN 9781760643089
              Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
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              Ferocious Animals

              Ferocious Animals (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Johnson, Luke

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              Ferocious Animals will remind you of who and what we are beneath all the cool digital interfaces- animals, burning with ferocity for a mouthful of life's flesh. The thirteen stories in Luke Johnson's debut collection do not shy away from life's brutalities. Nor do they overlook t...hose moments of genuine intimacy, humour and revelation that imbue the tragic with purpose and with pathos. Set in regional Australia in an era before mobile phones and the internet, these stories will remind you of who and what we are beneath all the cool digital interfaces- animals, burning with ferocity for a mouthful of life's flesh.
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              ISBN 9780645009071
              Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
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