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            Grand: Becoming my mother's daughter
             

            Grand: Becoming my mother's daughter (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McCarthy, Noelle

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            "I'll be grand, girl, I've great faith." - Mammy, just before she died Funny, charismatic and generous; angry, vicious and hurt; in pub lounges all over Cork City, Noelle McCarthy's mother Carol rages against her life and everything she's lost. As soon as she can, Noelle runs awa...y. All the way to New Zealand, to make a new, different kind of life. But then Mammy gets sick, and it's time to face everything that's waiting back home. From Catholic Ireland in the '70s, '80s and '90s to sparkling Auckland in the first years of the new millennium, Grand is a story of the invisible ties that bind us, of bitter legacies handed down through the generations, and of the leap of faith it takes to change them. "Derry Girls meets An Angel at My Table is an improbable combination. Yet here it is, and it is perfect. Desperately funny, hysterically sad, so beautiful and so humane. All of life is in it. I utterly adored it. - MEG MASON, AUTHOR OF SORROW AND BLISS "In this stunning reckoning with demons, McCarthy's mammy, Carol, lands on the page with a hilarious, indelible, appalling vivacity, stealing every scene. The trajectory of their relationship - intense, literally tooth and claw, barely survivable - takes them, in the nick of time, to something fierce and unbreakable. Grand will have you reassessing the power of love; the deep and painful channels it can cut." - DIANA WICHTEL, AUTHOR OF DRIVING TO TREBLINKA "A howl of anguish and love." - STEVE BRAUNIAS "Noelle McCarthy writes with wit, honesty and grace of that once-in-a-lifetime reality check for daughters - the dying of the mother." - REN E
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            ISBN 9780143776109
            Published NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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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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            From life growing up in New Zealand's remotest family to extreme, globe-trotting adventures Chris Long grew up in New Zealand's remotest family, two days' hike from the nearest road. While the media decried Chris's parents for raising him outside of society, Chris remembers a ric...h and idyllic childhood living off the land, learning resourcefulness and courage. At age 17, Chris left Gorge River - the hardest decision of his life. He's now 29. In that time he's travelled to over 60 countries, from the Arctic to Antarctica. In this two-part book, Chris first tells the story of growing up at Gorge River, followed by the story of how his upbringing equipped him to take on extreme adventures around the world.
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            ISBN 9781775541776
            Published NZ 13 Apr 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Impossible: Young Readers' Edition
             

            Impossible: Young Readers' Edition (Paperback)

            By Walker, Stan

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            An abridged edition of the bestselling memoir Stan Walker is one of Aotearoa's most famous singers. Since winning Australian Idol in 2009, he has earned eight gold and five platinum singles, as well as one double platinum and one triple platinum single in New Zealand. But nothing... ever came easy for Stan. What were the chances for a kid whose parents had both been in jail? Whose world had been filled with drugs and violence and things no kid should even know about? Stan Walker's autobiography Impossible is a story about courage and hope; resilience and dedication; and about a young Maori boy finding his place and purpose, never forgetting who he is and where he came from.
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            ISBN 9781775541882
            Published NZ 2 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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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
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            Tangata Ngai Tahu / People of Ngai Tahu: Volume Two: 2021
             

            Tangata Ngai Tahu / People of Ngai Tahu: Volume Two: 2021 (Paperback)

            Edited by Brown, Helen; Stevens, Michael; Foreword by O'Regan, Ta Tipene

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            Tangata Ngai Tahu, Volume Two remembers and celebrates the rich and diverse lives of the people of Ngai Tahu. Spanning time, geography and kaupapa, some fifty biographies bring Ngai Tahu into the present.

            ISBN 9781990046049
            Published NZ 14 Mar 2022
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            Natural Care
             

            Natural Care (Paperback)

            By Nissen, Wendyl

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            Care, kindness, generosity of spirit. In Natural Care Wendyl Nissen writes about how to care for others, the land, the water, animals and yourself in ways that are good for our communities and our planet.

            ISBN 9781988547701
            Published NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Dancing with the Machine: Adventures of a rebel
             

            Dancing with the Machine: Adventures of a rebel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morgan, Jo; With McCrystal, John

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            Extraordinary escapades from a late-life adventurer

            ISBN 9781988547749
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            So Far, For Now
             

            So Far, For Now (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kidman, Fiona

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            Evocative, wry and thought-provoking, this is a rewarding journey with one of our finest writers. It is a little over a decade since Fiona Kidman wrote her last volume of memoir. But her story did not end on its last page; instead her life since has been busier than ever, filled ...with significant changes, new writing and fascinating journeys. From being a grandmother to becoming a widow, from the suitcase-existence of book festivals to researching the lives and deaths of Jean Batten and Albert Black, she has found herself in new territory and viewed the familiar with fresh eyes. She takes us to Paris and Pike River, to Banff, Belfast and Bangkok, searching for houses in Hanoi and Hawera, reliving her past in Waipu and creating new memories in Otago. These locations and experiences - among others - have shaped Fiona's recent years, and in this lively book she shares the insights she has picked up along the way.
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            ISBN 9780143775805
            Published NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Random House
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            A Gentle Radical: The Life of Jeanette Fitzsimons
              

            A Gentle Radical: The Life of Jeanette Fitzsimons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hughes, Gareth

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              31 May 22

            Major biography of Jeanette Fitzsimons, hugely influential leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.

            ISBN 9781988547831
            Published NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            After the Tampa
             

            After the Tampa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nazari, Abbas

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            The heart-rending story of a seven-year-old 'Tampa' refugee who grew up to become a Fulbright scholar, highlighting the plight and potential of refugees everywhere.

            ISBN 9781988547640
            Published NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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