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            Auckland Writer’s Festival 2017

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            The Hiding Places
              

            The Hiding Places (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robertson, Catherine

            • RRP: $36.99
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            Rich in myth, mystery, warmth and wit - a touching novel about what it means to be alive. When April Turner's small son is killed by a car, she decides she is no longer entitled to anything but the barest of lives. Five years on, she has shed everything and everyone she loves, an...d expects to be this way forever. Then a letter arrives from an English solicitor, informing April that she is the last surviving heir to Empyrean, a long-abandoned country house. At first, April resists. But with the letter comes a map full of tiny mysteries, and she is drawn all the way from New Zealand to the English countryside, and into a small but intriguing circle of people: musician Oran who remains loyal to his faithless wife, Jack, who lives wild in the woods with his dog, and Sunny, Lady Day, approaching ninety but more vital than others half her age, who knew Empyrean in its prime. Sunny's stories bring the past to life, but will April be prepared to give up her principles and start coming alive again herself?
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            ISBN 9781775536420
            Published NZ 2 Apr 2015
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Green Road: A Novel

            The Green Road: A Novel (Hardback)

            By Enright, Anne

            • RRP: $57.39
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            A major new novel from the winner of the Man Booker Prize.

            ISBN 9780393248210
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2015
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Pounamu Pounamu
              

            Pounamu Pounamu (Paperback)

            By Ihimaera, Witi

            • RRP: $30.00
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            Pounamu Pounamu is classic Ihimaera. First published om 1972, it was immediately endorsed by Maori and Pakeha alike for its original stories that showed how important Maori identity is for all New Zealanders. As Katherine Mansfield did in her first collection In a German Pension ...(1911), and Janet Frame in The Lagoon (1951), Witi Ihimaera explores in Pounamu Pounamu what it is like to be a New Zealander - but from a Maori perspective. The seeds of Ihimaera's later works are first introduced in this ground-breaking collection: The Whale Rider in his story 'The Whale', The Rope of Man in 'Tangi', and the character of Simeon form Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies in 'One Summer Morning'; and the themes of aroha (love), whanaungatanga (kinship) and manaakitanga (supporting each other), which are so intergral to Ihimaera's work.
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            ISBN 9780143010913
            Published NZ 13 Oct 2008
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Whale Rider
                

            The Whale Rider (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Ihimaera, Witi

            Witi Ihimaera's timeless story tells how the courage of one girl in standing against the tide of tradition enables her tribe to become reconnected with their ancestral life force.

            ISBN 9781742287089
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            Released NZ 27 Nov 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Black Ice Matter
             

            Black Ice Matter (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cole, Gina

            • RRP: $30.00
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            This collection of short stories explores connections between extremes of heat and cold. Sometimes this is spatial or geographical; sometimes it is metaphorical. Sometimes it involves juxtapositions of time; sometimes heat appears where only ice is expected.

            ISBN 9781775502982
            Published NZ 30 Aug 2016
            Publisher Huia Publishers
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            Where the Rekohu Bone Sings
              

            Where the Rekohu Bone Sings (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Makereti, Tina

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            From the Chatham Islands/Rekohu to London, the 21st century to 1835, this novel confronts the complexity of being Moriori, Maori and Pakeha. In the 1880s, Mere yearns for independence. Her best friend Iraia wants the same, but as the descendent of a slave, such things are barely ...conceivable to him. One summer as they approach adulthood, they notice that their friendship has changed, and that, if they are ever to experience freedom, they will need to travel beyond the isolation and safety of their Queen Charlotte Sound home. One hundred years later, twins Lula and Bigsy's birth is literally one in a million, as their mother Tui likes to tell people. But when Tui dies they learn there is much she kept secret, especially about their heritage. They too will need to travel beyond the world they have known, to an island they barely knew existed, at the eastern edge of New Zealand's Pacific realm. Neither Mere and Iraia, nor Lula and Bigsy are aware that someone else is part of their journeys. He does not watch over them so much as watch through them, feeling their loss and confusion as if it were his own.
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            ISBN 9781775535188
            Published NZ 7 Mar 2014
            Publisher Random House
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            Talking To My Country
               

            Talking To My Country (EPUB ebook)

            By Grant, Stan

            The acclaimed national bestseller - moving, passionate, deeply felt and powerful. In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only ...in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and powerful response to racism in Australia and the sorrow, shame, anger and hardship of being an indigenous man. 'We are the detritus of the brutality of the Australian frontier', he wrote, 'We remained a reminder of what was lost, what was taken, what was destroyed to scaffold the building of this nation's prosperity.' Stan Grant was lucky enough to find an escape route, making his way through education to become one of our leading journalists. He also spent many years outside Australia, working in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, a time that liberated him and gave him a unique perspective on Australia. This is his very personal meditation on what it means to be Australian, what it means to be indigenous, and what racism really means in this country. Talking to My Country is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country -- what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity. Direct, honest and forthright, Stan is talking to us all. He might not have all the answers but he wants us to keep on asking the question: how can we be better? Winner of the 2016 Walkley Book Award and the 2016 National Trust Heritage Award, and shortlisted for the 2016 NIB Waverley Library Award and the 2016 Queensland Literary Award. 'Grant will be an important voice in shaping this nation' The Saturday paper 'It is a story so essential and salutary to this place that it should be given out free at the ballot box' Sydney Morning Herald 'Grant is a natural storyteller --- at his best when rec
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            ISBN 9781460706817
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            Published NZ 22 Feb 2016
            Publisher HarperCollins
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Disobedient Teaching: Surviving & Creating Change in Education
             

            Disobedient Teaching: Surviving & Creating Change in Education (Paperback)

            By Ings, Welby

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            This book is about disobedience as a kind of professional behaviour. It shows how teachers can survive and even influence an education system that does staggering damage to potential. 'Disobedient Teaching' argues the transformative power of teachers who think and act.

            ISBN 9781927322666
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2017
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Bulibasha Film Tie-In
             

            Bulibasha Film Tie-In (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ihimaera, Witi

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            "Caught in the middle of the struggle between two great Maori clans, Simeon, grandson of Bulibasha and Ramona, struggles with his own feelings and loyalties as the battles rage"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9780143573678
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2016
            Publisher Penguin
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            Tahuri : A Limited Edition 2017
             

            Tahuri : A Limited Edition 2017 (Paperback)

            By Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia

            • RRP: $45.99
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            Tahuri is a young Maori girl who likes other girls. Growing up in the 1950s and 60s, she looks for someone like her and has lots of adventures along the way. Some are harsh, others are joyful and funny. This limited edition is a revised and expanded version of the original collec...tion published in 1989 by New Women's Press. It includes one new story, and three others that were published elsewhere.
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            ISBN 9780473385552
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2017
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 16+ years
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