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              The Jacaranda House
                

              The Jacaranda House (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $27.74
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              • Pub Date
                5 Aug 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 5 Aug 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Restless Years
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              Tiny Pieces of Us
                

              Tiny Pieces of Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pellegrino, Nicky

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $26.24
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              • Pub Date
                30 Jun 20

              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 30 Jun 2020
              Publisher Hachette
              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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              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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              Cuz
               

              Cuz (Paperback)

              By Laarse, Liz van der

              • RRP: $22.00
              • $17.60
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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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              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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              A Trio of Sophies
               

              A Trio of Sophies (Paperback)

              By Merriman, Eileen

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $14.99
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              "A missing girl, a secret diary and unsettling revelations. Today is the first of September, the first day of spring, and its been sixty-four days since I last saw Sophie Abercrombie. It's been sixty-four days since anyone saw Sophie Abercrombie. The prettiest Sophie. The missing... Sophie. As Sophie MacKenzie, Mac, confides to her diary, she last saw Sophie Abercrombie kissing James Bacon, their English teacher. Mac has passed this on to the police, but there is plenty she knows about James Bacon that she has kept to herself. She hasnt even told Twiggy, the third Sophie in their once tight-knit threesome. The Trio of Sophies is no more"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143774082
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Arapu Toi
               

              Arapu Toi (Paperback, Sold with an Accompanying Frieze)

              By Wairama, Moira; Illustrated by Whincup, Austin

              • RRP: $36.99
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              Arapu Toi is a new children's picture book in te reo Maori jointly published by Baggage Books and BasicallyDifferent Ltd and is sold with an accompanying frieze. The beautiful artwork is by Kapiti coast artist Austin Whincup with poems by Wellington storyteller and writer Moira W...airama.
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              ISBN 9780473475482
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2019
              Publisher Misc NZ
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Secrets of Strangers
               

              The Secrets of Strangers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Norman, Charity

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Five strangers, one cafe - and the day that everything changed. A regular weekday morning veers drastically off-course for five strangers whose paths cross in a London cafe - their lives never to be the same again when an apparently crazed gunman holds them hostage. But there is ...more to the situation than first meets the eye and as the captives grapple with their own inner demons, the line between right and wrong starts to blur. Will the secrets they keep stop them from escaping with their lives? A compelling, tense and heartfelt drama from the bestselling writer of See You in September, shortlisted for Best Crime Novel in the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards for Crime Fiction
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              ISBN 9781760876715
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Aspiring
                

              Aspiring (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilkins, Damien

              • RRP: $22.00
              • $17.60
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              Sixteen-year-old Ricky has a part time job in a cafe in a South Island town being transformed by tourism. Over several months, we bear witness to his friendships, the trial and hilarity of school, his stirrings for prickly Keri, the mystery of Mr Le Clair and his Cadillac, and th...e truth of his small family's sadness.
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              ISBN 9780995122949
              Published NZ 12 Mar 2020
              Publisher Massey University Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
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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
              • $31.20
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              • Reprinting

              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
              Availability
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