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            The Bookseller at the End of the World
              

            The Bookseller at the End of the World (Hardback)

            By Shaw, Ruth

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            A rich, immersive, funny and heartbreaking memoir of the charming bookseller who runs two tiny bookshops in the remote village of Manapouri in Fiordland, in the deep south of New Zealand.

            ISBN 9781988547756
            Published NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            The Boy from Gorge River: from New Zealand's Remotest Family to the World Beyond
             

            The Boy from Gorge River: from New Zealand's Remotest Family to the World Beyond (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Long, Chris

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            A memoir by a young man who grew up in 'New Zealand's remotest family', living in a cabin in the far southwest of the South Island, it recounts his unusual upbringing, the skills it gave him and how he has subsequently adjusted to and thrived in the outside world, including trave...lling the globe --Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775541776
            Published NZ 13 Apr 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            No Excuses: My Story: From crime to community and fat to fit
             

            No Excuses: My Story: From crime to community and fat to fit (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Letele, Dave

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            Dave Letele's incredible life has taken him from footy to failure, crime to community, fat to fit and riches to rags -- and back again. Today, he is an award-winning community leader and life coach who, as the face of Buttabean Motivation, helps literally thousands of ordinary pe...ople achieve their goals. He provides targeted health and fitness programmes, helps young people find jobs, and runs a foodbank for those in need. But it wasn't always like that. He has overcome poverty, obesity, intergenerational trauma, depression, the lure of a life of crime and his own demons. Like Dave says, "I've been at the bottom and I've been at the top, and everywhere in between ... If I can do it, you can. No excuses." This is his story.
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            ISBN 9780143776192
            Published NZ 5 Jul 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            Solo: Backcountry adventuring in Aotearoa New Zealand
             

            Solo: Backcountry adventuring in Aotearoa New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Phillips, Hazel

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            One afternoon, journalist Hazel Phillips decided to close her laptop and head for the hills. She then spent the next three years living in mountain huts and tramping alone for days at a time, all the while holding down a full-time job.

            ISBN 9780995135451
            Published NZ 9 Jun 2022
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            All Veils Are Off: The True Housewives of Qatar
             

            All Veils Are Off: The True Housewives of Qatar (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Heding, Marguerette

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            'All Veils Are Off' is Marguerette's extraordinary, hilarious, though at times devastating account of her 8 years living in Qatar. Not only did she have to navigate the tricky expat community, but also the secret and fiercely protected world of the Qatari women - a world very few... outsiders are ever privy to.
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            ISBN 9780473603533
            Published NZ 29 Apr 2022
            Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
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            Sons of a Good Keen Man: Life in the shadow of Barry Crump
             

            Sons of a Good Keen Man: Life in the shadow of Barry Crump (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brothers, The Crump

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            'Barry was never a father to me, but he did become a friend.'-Martin Crump Barry Crump was a titan of New Zealand writing, his semi-autobiographical novels about life as a rugged outdoorsman selling more than a million copies. In his time, he was held up as the quintessential Kiw...i bloke. In our time, the situation is less sure, with Barry now well known for being an unscrupulous brute, womaniser, alcoholic and absentee husband. Barry was also the father of six children - all of them boys. For Ivan, Martin, Stephen, Harry, Erik and Lyall, Barry has always been an enigma that casts a strange shadow over their lives. Sons of a Good Keen Man is their story - the first time they've all gone on record together about their father. Published 25 years after Barry's death, Sons of a Good Keen Man offers straight-and-true anecdotes that grip, entertain, surprise and even provoke a few laughs. Each son writes frankly and movingly about how they have navigated life with or without Barry. Illuminating, essential, at times confronting, and containing never-seen-before photos, Sons of a Good Keen Man is a timely reflection on fatherhood and identity, the legacy of trauma, and how time can both heal and ask new questions.
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            ISBN 9781761047183
            Published NZ 2 Aug 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy

            The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Do, Anh

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            Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat.

            ISBN 9781742372389
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2010
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            How to be a Bad Muslim and Other Essays
             

            How to be a Bad Muslim and Other Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hassan, Mohamed

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            This is the breakout non-fiction book from award-winning New Zealand writer Mohamed Hassan. From Cairo to Takapuna, Athens to Istanbul, How To Be A Bad Muslim maps the personal and public experience of being Muslim through essays on identity, Islamophobia, surveillance, migration... and language. Traversing storytelling, memoir, journalism and humour, Hassan speaks authentically and piercingly on mental health, grief and loss, while weaving memories of an Egyptian immigrant fighting childhood bullies, listening to life-saving '90s grunge and auditioning for vaguely-ethnic roles in a certain pirate movie franchise. At once funny and chilling, elegiac and eye-opening, this is a must-read book from a powerfully talented writer. "Mohamed Hassan takes the things we universally love - food, music, family, dreams of travel, a heart's desire - and affirms their gorgeous ordinariness. Then he reveals how othering shatters what we share; how it splinters "us" to create confusion, ignorance, hurt and even hate. Sometimes his writing is gently observational, sometimes sad, sometimes justly angry, but always important, timely and true." - John Campbell "The book is amazing. Mohamed Hassan is so talented. In How To Be A Bad Muslim, he pulls off that rare trick of taking a poet's grace and applying it to his essays, making them as beautiful to read as they are illuminating." - Dominic Hoey "Mohamed's is a fresh voice but most of all, an important voice. We already have his poetry, which has been rightly recognised, but now New Zealand literature is all the richer for his elegant and powerful non-fiction." - Rachael King "Mohamed Hassan writes from a space that nobody else stands in; a space borne of deep understanding and lived experience. He is Muslim, a child of Egypt and the Middle East and a child of New Zealand; a global traveler and reporter with his finger very firmly on the socio-politics of the globe and our place in it. He has a depth of vision, a level of craft and a talen
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            ISBN 9780143776215
            Published NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            Ross Taylor: Black & White
              

            Ross Taylor: Black & White (Hardback)

            By Thomas, Paul

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            Ross Taylor has scored the most runs, made the most centuries and taken the most catches by a New Zealander in international cricket. The numbers are extraordinary but they don't tell the whole story. Here is the whole story - in black and white.

            ISBN 9781990003448
            Published NZ 11 Aug 2022
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd
             

            The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macdonald, Finlay

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            Finlay Macdonald's beautifully told, visually gorgeous biography of Dame Lynley Dodd and her creation, the rascally dog Hairy Maclary. 'A visual delight' NZ Listener's 100 Best Books of 2013 'Lynley Dodd is a national treasure, and this excellent book shows us why.' Weekend Press... Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy has been read and loved by millions since its 1983 publication. Its protagonist's shaggy face and mischievous eyes are now iconic. But what of his creator? 'People don't believe me when I tell them that Hairy Maclary fell out of a book - literally - but he did. It was just a scrap of paper I'd tucked between the pages of my ideas book, as you do. And I picked it up and thought, well, yes, I could do this. So I did.' In The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd, Finlay Macdonald tells the tale of how a small girl raised in Kaingaroa Forest became the illustrator and virtuoso wordsmith behind so many picture books that are living classics. But this is not just a story about a storyteller, it is a book that explores Lynley Dodd's working world. What is the secret behind her stories' linguistic dexterity? How does her paintbrush capture the sometimes comic, sometimes tragic expressions of her animal characters with such precision? As well as many favourite and familiar book illustrations, this volume contains never-before-seen sketches and cartoons, character roughs and picture-book drafts. The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd is both a tale of remarkable success and a window into a brilliant creative mind. This new paperback edition has been updated to include Lynley's latest story, Scarface Claw, Hold Tight! and the sellout exhibitions of her artwork over the last decade.
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            ISBN 9780143779483
            Published NZ 5 Jul 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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