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              The Jacaranda House
                

              The Jacaranda House (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

              • RRP: $36.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 May 20

              Bestselling author Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to live with ...her, but beneath her brash confidence lie dark secrets which threaten to drag her under. Gina is excited to live with her mum again. She's mature for an eleven-year-old, but can this young girl cope with Polly's demons? Rhoda and Star, transgender performers and Polly's flatmates, bring stability to Polly and Gina's lives. Yet this unlikely little family will find themselves threatened in more ways than one. The Jacaranda House is a fascinating portrayal of a shifting society and a beautiful portrait of motherhood and identity. 'Australia's answer to Philippa Gregory' Brisbane Times 'A meticulously researched and compellingly readable story injected with heart and humour, From the Ashes is perfect for fans of Fiona McIntosh and Kate Furnivall. A five-star read' Better Reading
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              ISBN 9781775541639
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Restless Years
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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

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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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              Tiny Pieces of Us
               

              Tiny Pieces of Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pellegrino, Nicky

              • RRP: $34.99
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              My heart is less than 1% of my body, it weighs hardly anything; it's only a tiny piece of me, yet it's the part Helen finds most interesting. . .Once it was inside her body, a tiny piece of the son she gave birth to. Now her boy is gone and his heart is keeping me alive. Born wit...h a heart defect, Vivienne Clark's life was saved by a transplant. Now a journalist, she doesn't allow herself to think about the donor, the boy who died so she could live; she can't bear to. Then she meets his mother, Helen, who wants something in return for Vivi's second-heart heart: her help to find all the other people who have tiny pieces of her son. She needs to meet them, to speak to them, in order to make sense of her own loss - to be sure that they deserve the precious gifts they were given. Reluctantly drawn into Helen's mission, Vivi agrees to trace the other recipients. One by one she brings together a small group of strangers, united by a single experience. As their lives begin to intertwine - growing close, becoming friends, enemies, even lovers - Vivi finds herself at the centre of a new kind of family, a tiny little piece of a whole. And through the fresh joys, and deep sadness, which all their stories bring, Vivi discovers that she might just be braver than she ever imagined...
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              ISBN 9781869713850
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Hachette
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              The Giver
               

              The Giver (Paperback, New edition)

              By Lowry, Lois

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              It's a perfect world, where everything looks right. But ugly truths lie beneath the surface!

              ISBN 9780007263516
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Essential Modern Classics
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              Cuz
                

              Cuz (Paperback)

              By Laarse, Liz van der

              • RRP: $22.00
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              River is offered a trip on his uncle's trawler. His cousin Huia is annoying, always going on about Maoritanga. When an accident leaves them stranded on the coast of Fiordland, they must work together to save themselves. Cuz is like a NZ Hatchet - David Riley

              ISBN 9780473421885
              Published NZ 8 Mar 2018
              Publisher OneTree House Ltd
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              In the Clearing
               

              In the Clearing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pomare, J. P.

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              Amy has only ever known what life is like in the Clearing. She knows what's expected of her. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure life in the community remains happy and calm. That is, until a new young girl joins the group. She isn't fitting in; she do...esn't want to stay. What happens next will turn life as Amy knows it on its head. Freya has gone to great lengths to feel like a 'normal person'. In fact, if you saw her go about her day with her young son, you'd think she was an everyday mum. That is, until a young girl goes missing and someone from her past, someone she hasn't seen for a very long time, arrives in town. As Amy and Freya's story intertwines the secrets of the past bubble up to the surface. This rural Aussie town's dark underbelly is about to be exposed and lives will be destroyed.
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              ISBN 9781869713393
              Published NZ 31 Dec 2019
              Publisher Hachette
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              Hello! Kia Ora! Welcome New Friend!
                 

              Hello! Kia Ora! Welcome New Friend! (Paperback)

              By Weston, Rachel; Illustrated by Hinde, Deborah

              • RRP: $19.99
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              A beautifully illustrated book that models a kind and caring attitude to welcoming new children into their play and learning environment taught by their teacher Miss Riggs. Ruby goes from feeling like an outsider, to feeling like she belongs to her new kindergarten family

              ISBN 9780473497866
              Published NZ 3 Feb 2020
              Publisher Weston Books
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              A Madness of Sunshine
               

              A Madness of Sunshine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Singh, Nalini

              • RRP: $34.99
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              New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh's sizzling debut thriller for Nora Roberts fans who love books like THE DRY.

              ISBN 9781869714253
              Published NZ 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Hachette
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              Ice Breaker
                

              Ice Breaker (Paperback)

              By Gill, Maria

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              Much has been written about explorer Ernest Shackleton's three courageous expeditions to the Antarctic. What is not so well-known is the crucial role that Captain Frank Worsley played in saving the lives of the crew of Endurance after it got stuck in ice floes and broke apart dur...ing the attempt to traverse the Continent in 1914. After abandoning their ship, in the Weddell Sea, Frank led marches across the ice in the hope of reaching land. When their ice flow split, endangering all their lives, the survivors boarded three small lifeboats. Frank navigated them to Elephant Island during a terrific storm. When they found the island uninhabited, Frank led a six-man rescue party 1300 kilometres overland to a whaling station in South Georgia. Without his precise navigation skills and incredible determination, the rescue party would never have made it. One day after reaching the whaling station, he set out again to go back and rescue the other members of the lifeboat party.
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              ISBN 9781869665364
              Published NZ 31 Jan 2020
              Publisher New Holland Publishers
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              The Book of Overthinking: How to Stop the Cycle of Worry
               

              The Book of Overthinking: How to Stop the Cycle of Worry (Paperback)

              By Smith, Gwendoline

              • RRP: $24.99
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              The word overthinking is often used these days instead of 'worrying'. It's also known as ruminating and it's a form of anxiety - statistics show that about one in five people suffer from it. Psychologist Gwendoline Smith uses her broad scientific knowledge and experience to expla...in in clear and simple language the concepts of positive and negative overthinking, the myths of worry and the What If Cycle. She helps you understand what's going on in your head, using lots of examples and anecdotes, and she offers powerful strategies to help you overcome these issues. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Theory, this book will help you in all the key areas of relationships, work and money.
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              ISBN 9781988547374
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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