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            Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living
              

            Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tipene, Francis; Tipene, Kaiora

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A celebration of life and death. A book to make you laugh and cry. A deep, funny and personal story about the lives of New Zealand's favourite undertakers, Francis and Kaiora Tipene. Born and raised in Northland, the married couple and parents to five boys now star in the third s...eries of their own reality television show The Casketeers, a show about day-to-day life (and death) at their Auckland funeral business, Tipene Funerals. This is Francis and Kaiora's story, a story about a modest yet richly cultural Maori upbringing in the communities of Pawarenga and Kaitaia, the trials and tribulations of their love and marriage, the joy of raising five sons, and the dedication and mahi required to grow a business. It's also a book about traditions of tangihanga, tikanga Maori and Polynesian ways of morning the dead. Inspirational, hilarious, and wise: this is a book to make you see dying, grief and remembrance in a totally new light.
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            ISBN 9781775541486
            Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 21 Feb 2020
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            Girl, Woman, Other: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

            Girl, Woman, Other: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 (Hardback)

            By Evaristo, Bernardine

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Teeming with life and crackling with energy - a love song to modern Britain, to black womanhood, to the ever-changing heart of London Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of ...their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible. 'A daring evocation of black British history... Sexy, punchy [and] fresh' Independent on Sunday on The Emperor's Babe
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            ISBN 9780241364901
            Released NZ 2 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Long Petal of the Sea

            A Long Petal of the Sea (Hardback)

            By Allende, Isabel

            • RRP: $36.99
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            That September 2, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe. Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever change...d. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser Bruguera, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile. When opportunity to seek refuge in Chile arises, they take it, boarding a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to the promised `long petal of sea and wine and snow' over the seas. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world. A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.
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            ISBN 9781526615909
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

            I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Paperback, Young Readers ed)

            By Yousafzai, Malala; McCormick, Patricia

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Written by Malala for her peers, this is a brand new look at the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon.

            ISBN 9781780622163
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2015
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Westwind: The classic lost thriller

            Westwind: The classic lost thriller (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Rankin, Ian

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $27.29
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            A masterclass in cat-and-mouse espionage suspense - and the last lost novel - from the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin...

            ISBN 9781409196051
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Home Front: New Zealand Society and the War Effort 1914-1919
             

            The Home Front: New Zealand Society and the War Effort 1914-1919 (Hardback)

            By Watson, James; Loveridge, Steven

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            In The Home Front Steven Loveridge and James Watson offer a compelling account of how a small and developing country confronted the complex questions and brutal realities of a world war.

            ISBN 9780995100183
            Published NZ 14 Nov 2019
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness
              

            Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ahmed, Farid

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            Husna's Story is written by Husna's husband Farid Ahmed. They were praying at El Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a gunman burst in and shot and killed 51 people and injured many others in a terrorist attack. This book tells Husna's story, describing the day of the attack - in al...l of its normal, mundane detail up until the tragedy, and then the horrendous tragedy of what followed. Interwoven with this is the story of Husna's life, telling of the selflessness and bravery with which she lived her life. As well as looking after her paraplegic husband, Husna was an important member of the community, helping women when they were giving birth, running classes for children and helping many others. Her last selfless act was going back into the mosque to look for her husband on that fateful day. She had already led the other women and children to safety. Tragically she was shot. Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, quite incredibly, forgives the alleged killer. His remarkable philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love is an example of how religion and faith, through personal application, can be a tool for navigating the most horrific of tragedies.
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            ISBN 9781988547480
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi
              

            Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi (Paperback)

            Illustrated by Morris, Toby; By Calman, Ross; Derby, Mark; Translated by Walker, Piripi

            • RRP: $20.00
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            Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi is a reorua (bilingual) graphic novel that takes a fresh and innovative look at our founding treaty. The book reflects current scholarship and has been reviewed by some of Aotearoa's foremost Te Tiriti o Waitangi experts.

            ISBN 9780473470654
            Published NZ 13 Jun 2019
            Publisher Lift Education
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English & Te Reo)
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            Te Manu Huna a Tane: The hidden bird of Tane
              

            Te Manu Huna a Tane: The hidden bird of Tane (Hardback)

            Photographs by Gillam, Jennifer; Edited by Hansen, Eugene; Contributions by Ormsby-Rihari, Raewyn; Rihari-Rawiri, Tiwai

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              12 Mar 20

            This special photo book documents a wananga or class for three generations of women from Ngati Torehina Ki Mataka to learn the customary practice of pelting North Island brown kiwi so their feathers can be used for weaving.

            ISBN 9780995123069
            Published NZ 12 Mar 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader
              

            Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chapman, Madeleine

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 20

            Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is a leader for a new generation, one tired of inertia in the face of pressing issues such as climate change, immigration and the rise of far-right terrorism. Ardern was catapulted onto the international stage with her grace and compas...sion following the Christchurch mosque shooting. Oprah Winfrey invited us to 'channel our inner Jacindas' as praise for Ardern flooded headlines and social media. The world's youngest female head of government, and only the second elected world leader to give birth while in office, Ardern describes herself as a progressive and a social democrat. In this revealing biography, journalist Madeleine Chapman discovers the woman behind the headlines. Politically engaged from an early age, Ardern has encountered her fair share of sexism, but rather than let that harden her she advocates 'rising above' critics. In her first press conference, she announced an election campaign of 'relentless positivity'. The tactic was a resounding success- donations poured in and Labour rebounded in the polls. But can Ardern live up to her promise? What does her new style of leadership look like in practice? And what can we learn from the world's reaction to this inspiring leader?
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            ISBN 9781760641818
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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