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              Dead-end Memories
                

              Dead-end Memories (Hardback)

              By Yoshimoto, Banana; Translated by Yoneda, Asa

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                15 Nov 22

              Japan's internationally celebrated master storyteller returns with five stories of women on their way to healing that vividly portrays the blissful moments and everyday sorrows that surround us in everyday life First published in Japan in 2003 and never-before-published in the Un...ited States, Dead-End Memories collects the stories of five women who, following sudden and painful events, quietly discover their ways back to recovery. Among the women we meet in Dead-End Memories is a woman betrayed by her fiance who finds a perfect refuge in an apartment above her uncle's bar while seeking the real meaning of happiness. In "House of Ghosts," a daughter of a yoshoku restaurant owner encounters the ghosts of a sweet elderly couple who haven't yet realized that they have been dead for years. In "Tomo-chan's Happiness," an office worker who is a victim of sexual assault finally catches sight of the hope of romance. Yoshimoto's gentle, effortless prose reminds us that one true miracle can be as simple as having someone to share a meal with and that happiness is always within us if only we take a moment to pause and reflect. Discover this collection of what Yoshimoto herself calls the "most precious work of my writing career."
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              ISBN 9781640093690
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2022
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              The Houseboat: A Novel
               

              The Houseboat: A Novel (Hardback)

              By Bahr, Dane

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              James Sallis meets Mindhunter in this stylish and atmospheric noir set in small town Iowa in the 1960s, a midcentury heartland gothic with abounding twists and a feverish conclusion Local outcast Rigby Sellers lives in squalor on a dilapidated houseboat moored on the Mississippi ...River. With only stolen mannequins and the river to keep him company, Rigby begins to spiral from the bizarre to the threatening. As a year of drought gives way to a season of squalls, a girl is found trembling on the side of the road, claiming her boyfriend was murdered. The townspeople of nearby Oscar turn their suspicions toward Sellers. Town sheriff Amos Fielding knows this crime is more than he can handle alone. He calls on the regional marshal up in Minnesota, and detective Edward Ness arrives in Oscar to help him investigate the homicide and defuse the growing unrest. Ness, suffering his own demons, is determined to put his past behind him and solve the case. But soon more bodies are found. As Ness and Fielding uncover disturbing facts about Sellers, and a great storm floods the Mississippi, threatening the town, Oscar is pushed to a breaking point even Ness may not be able to prevent.
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              ISBN 9781640095083
              Released NZ 22 Feb 2022
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              None But The Righteous: A Novel
               

              None But The Righteous: A Novel (Hardback)

              By James, Chantal

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              Lyrical, riveting, and haunting from its opening lines, None But the Righteous is an extraordinary debut that signals the arrival of an unforgettable new voice in contemporary fiction In seventeenth-century Peru, St. Martin de Porres was torn from his body after death. His bones ...were pillaged as relics, and his spirit was said to inhabit those bones. Four centuries later, amid the havoc of Hurricane Katrina, nineteen-year-old Ham escapes New Orleans with his only valued possession- a pendant handed down from his foster mother, Miss Pearl. There's something about the pendant that has always gripped him, and the curiosity of it has grown into a kind of comfort. When Ham finally embarks on a fraught journey back home, he seeks the answer to a question he cannot face- Is Miss Pearl still alive? Ham travels from Atlanta to rural Alabama, and from one young woman to another, as he evades the devastation that awaits him in New Orleans. Catching sight of a freedom he's never known, he must reclaim his body and mind from the spirit who watches over him, guides him, and seizes possession of him.
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              ISBN 9781640094598
              Released NZ 29 Mar 2022
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              Spell Heaven: and Other Stories

              Spell Heaven: and Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mirosevich, Toni

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              After moving to a coastal town a gay couple is drawn to a group of outsiders living on the edge of the sea. In Spell Heaven, a linked story collection, a lesbian couple moves to a coast town and unexpectedly finds a sense of belonging with a group of outsiders. Stories include th...e tale of an undocumented boy's drowning when a wave pulls him out to sea, an ex-FBI agent's surveillance of a man who leaves chocolate bars at a tree in a weekly ritual, a mother on meth who teaches a lesson on mercy, and Kite Man, who flies kites from a fishing pole and sells drugs on the side. His motto- When the kites fly, you can buy. The narrator of these stories, raised in a working-class Croatian American fishing family and immigrant community, chooses an early career in labor-oriented jobs. Years later, she finds herself in an academic position in a white-collar world "where the clothes are clean but the politics are dirty." She questions her own stereotypes about her neighbors and gradually begins to question her life path. Spell Heaven celebrates those who are looking for a human connection in an increasingly isolated world.
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              ISBN 9781640095168
              Released NZ 17 May 2022
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              Earth's Wild Music: Celebrating and Defending the Songs of the Natural World

              Earth's Wild Music: Celebrating and Defending the Songs of the Natural World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moore, Kathleen Dean

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              At once joyous and somber, this thoughtful gathering of new and selected essays spans Kathleen Dean Moore's distinguished career as a tireless advocate for environmental activism in the face of climate change. In this meditation on the music of the natural world, Moore celebrates... the call of loons, howl of wolves, bellow of whales, laughter of children, and shriek of frogs, even as she warns of the threats against them. Each group of essays moves, as Moore herself has been moved, from celebration to lamentation to bewilderment and finally to the determination to act in defense of wild songs and the creatures who sing them. Music is the shivering urgency and exuberance of life ongoing. In a time of terrible silencing, Moore asks, who will forgive us if we do not save nature's songs?
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              ISBN 9781640095304
              Released NZ 16 Mar 2022
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              Gangster Nation: A Novel
               

              Gangster Nation: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Goldberg, Tod

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              Tod Goldberg is an international bestseller and a favorite among the literary crime fiction market. His previous work has been championed by big name authors such as Lee Child, Thomas Perry and Brad Meltzer; for his fans, many have been patiently waiting and are very excited for ...the sequel to the hit novel Gangsterland. The book will not only appeal to fans of literary crime thrillers but also to Jewish media. For Tod's previous novels (with Brad Meltzer, House of Secrets), he did feature interviews with CBS This Morning, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Good Day New York, CBS Radio, The Adam Corolla Show, and much more. Gangsterland did very well in hardcover, receiving rave reviews from the New York Times, New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, PureWow, The Millions, and starred pre-pubs across the board. Praise from Librarians and Booksellers Rabbi David Cohen has some problems. His face is caving in due to bad jaw surgery. He hasn't spoken to his wife or son in years. Also, he killed someone he shouldn't have. I should really mention that he's not a normal rabbi. He's a hit man in disguise. Still, he's good at what he does. He knows how to guide preteens to Bar Mitzvah manhood, counsel troubled members of his congregation, and shut down Kabbalah frauds-and maybe shake them down while he's at it. Sound like the best premise for a novel you've ever heard of? Well, it is. Gangster Nation is a delight. A mitzvah, even. The plot's got every twist and turn you could want, the jokes are Woody Allen good, and the writing (if you can slow yourself down to admire it) is beautiful. I couldn't recommend this book more. -Lily Meyer, events manager, Politics & Prose
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              ISBN 9781640091061
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              Out Of The Shadows: Six Visionary Victorian Women in Search of a Public Voice
               

              Out Of The Shadows: Six Visionary Victorian Women in Search of a Public Voice (Hardback)

              By Midorikawa, Emily

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              Queen Victoria's reign was an era of breathtaking social change, but it did little to create a platform for women to express themselves. But not so within the social sphere of the seance--a mysterious, lamp-lit world on both sides of the Atlantic, in which women who craved a publ...ic voice could hold their own. Out of the Shadows tells the stories of the enterprising women whose supposedly clairvoyant gifts granted them fame, fortune, and most important, influence as they crossed rigid boundaries of gender and class as easily as they passed between the realms of the living and the dead. The Fox sisters inspired some of the era's best-known political activists and set off a transatlantic seance craze. While in the throes of a trance, Emma Hardinge Britten delivered powerful speeches to crowds of thousands. Victoria Woodhull claimed guidance from the spirit world as she took on the millionaires of Wall Street before becoming America's first female presidential candidate. And Georgina Weldon narrowly escaped the asylum before becoming a celebrity campaigner against archaic lunacy laws. Drawing on diaries, letters, and rarely seen memoirs and texts, Emily Midorikawa illuminates a radical history of female influence that has been confined to the dark until now.
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              ISBN 9781640092303
              Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
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              What Are People For?: Essays

              What Are People For?: Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Second Edition)

              By Berry, Wendell

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              Whether suggesting standards for technical innovation or pointing to the ruinous effects of what has become everyday practice, Berry speaks bravely against thoughtlessness, measuring every word as he leads the way toward balancing our currently out-of-kilter society.

              ISBN 9781582434872
              Released NZ 25 May 2010
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              Bone Dogs: A Novel

              Bone Dogs: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Skipper, Roger Alan

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              Tuesday Price is a wiseass, a boozer, and a loser. Only his wife Linda recalls a smarter, better man, and she's losing faith in that man's return. When Tuesday befriends a strange, silent Vietnam vet who eternally sits with a cooler of beer in a disabled pickup, Linda's had enoug...h. At her departure, Tuesday is left with only his new friend as a companion--until the old vet is found dead, and Tuesday is blamed. Alone and haunted by regret, Tuesday finds his daily life deteriorating until he must unearth his sordid past to reach a worthwhile future. But his past is a tangle of murder, deceit, and abandonment for which his only punishment has been self-inflicted. In order to reclaim all that has been lost, he returns to his deserted childhood home and, with hammer and nails, rebuilds the sagging structure, reassembling a history quite different from the one he'd believed, while finding the future to be not at all what he'd expected.
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              ISBN 9781582435633
              Released NZ 4 Mar 2010
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              Joy of Man's Desiring: A Novel
               

              Joy of Man's Desiring: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Giono, Jean; Translated by Clark, Katherine Allen

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              Peasant civilization possesses as a gift human qualities which philosophical civilizations spend centuries first defining, then desiring, and finally losing. --Jean GionoA true forebear of magical realism, French author Jean Giono created men and women rooted in the folklore of p...rovincial France. In this beautiful new edition of the original Que Ma Joie Demeure --literally, That My Joy Remain --he tells the tale of a farmer couple in Haute Provence who find that the spark has somehow gone missing from their lives. One day, a stranger arrives who helps them discover how to rekindle their connection. The stranger tells them, Youth is neither strength, nor a supple body, nor even youth as you conceive of it. Rather, youth is the passion for the impractical, the useless. The couple, with this guidance from the stranger, include friends and neighbors on their journey back to individual and collective happiness. They plant fields of flowers, a meadow of grain just for the birds, and they set their horses free. With a poet's grace and imagination, Giono weaves a grand story of the earth and of passion, of men and women, animals and weather, of the magic we now call the laws of nature.
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