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            The Quick and the Dead: True stories of life and death from a New Zealand pathologist
             

            The Quick and the Dead: True stories of life and death from a New Zealand pathologist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Temple-Camp, Cynric

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            True stories of life, death and fate from a provincial pathologist Dr Cynric Temple-Camp's suspense-filled, often Gothic story-telling ability captivated readers in his debut book, The Cause of Death. In the Quick and the Dead, New Zealand's self-confessed aficionado of death is ...back with more mysterious illnesses, gruesome murders, baffling crimes, and the other curious, scarcely believable ways people meet their demise. The Quick and the Dead is also a book about life and the margins of survival - why some people live and others don't when faced with a seemingly similar peril. How much does luck, fate and chance play its part? What is the difference between life and death? What separates the quick and the dead?
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            ISBN 9781775541516
            Published NZ 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Pull of the Stars

            The Pull of the Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Donoghue, Emma

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            Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and Room.

            ISBN 9781529046168
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Salt Path

            The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Salt Path (Hardback)

            By Winn, Raynor

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            Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book. This time the narrative explores the difficulties surrounding the return to mainstream life... after a period of homelessness. Recovering self-esteem and trust, in herself and in others, is harder than she expected. Raynor and her husband Moth continue to face his debilitating illness, until an incredible gesture by someone who read The Salt Path changes everything. This book is about readjusting to life after homelessness, but also about recovering trust and self-belief after a traumatic event - feelings that can translate to many episodes in the life of any of us.
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            ISBN 9780241401460
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            An Exquisite Legacy: The work and art of New Zealand naturalist G.V. Hudson
              

            An Exquisite Legacy: The work and art of New Zealand naturalist G.V. Hudson (Hardback)

            By Gibbs, George

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              9 Oct 20

            George Hudson, 1867-1946, one of New Zealand's pioneer naturalists, devoted his life to collecting and describing New Zealand insects. He amassed a significant collection of New Zealand insects, now housed at Te Papa. Hudson wrote seven books on insects, illustrated with immacula...te paintings of the specimens, over 3100 paintings.
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            ISBN 9781988550176
            Published NZ 9 Oct 2020
            Publisher Potton & Burton
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            Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy
             

            Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Loftis, Larry

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            The extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II--perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Boys in the Boat, and Code Girls. --Provided by publisher.

            ISBN 9781501198663
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Gallery Books
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            Timelines of Everyone: From Cleopatra and Confucius to Mozart and Malala

            Timelines of Everyone: From Cleopatra and Confucius to Mozart and Malala (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Get the inside track on the incredible lives of history's biggest names: from Shakespeare to Oprah Winfrey, and Anne Frank to Julius Caesar. Following on from the smash hit Timelines of Everything, Timelines of Everyone stands out from other history books by focusing squarely on ...the biographies of a myriad of movers and shakers across millennia. This DK children's book boasts more than 130 visual timelines, covering kings and queens, humanitarians, scientists, inventors, explorers, activists, writers, artists, and more. Timelines of Everyone breathes fresh life into the biographies of the people you thought you knew, yet also finds new stories from previously overlooked or ignored voices. Did you know US President Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated only once in 300 wrestling matches? Or that more women passed NASA's rigorous astronaut training tests for Project Mercury, but were forbidden to fly into space? Or how about the fact that Einstein's last words were lost, because his nurse didn't speak German? This fascinating title takes kids on a historical journey, revealing not just the incredible achievements, contributions, and adventures of historical luminaries, but the lesser-known events that shaped them too, from childhood into old age. Filled with easy-to-understand visual timelines, vibrant illustrations, and a diverse range of historical figures, Timelines of Everyone is the must-have guide to the world's must-know names.
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            ISBN 9780241413005
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Mob Girl: The Explosive True Story of the Woman Who Took on the Mafia
             

            Mob Girl: The Explosive True Story of the Woman Who Took on the Mafia (Paperback)

            By Carpenter, Teresa

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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Arlyne Weiss grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the daughter of a Jewish mobster who ran an auto sales business as a front.

            ISBN 9780008398699
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Nothing Can Hurt You

            Nothing Can Hurt You (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldberg, Nicola Maye

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            The Virgin Suicides meets Little Fires Everywhere: inspired by a true story, this haunting novel pieces together a chorus of voices to explore the aftermath of a college student's death On a cold day in 1997, student Sara Morgan was killed in the woods surrounding her liberal art...s college in upstate New York. Her boyfriend, Blake Campbell, confessed, his plea of temporary insanity raising more questions than it answered. In the aftermath of his acquittal, the case comes to haunt a strange and surprising network of community members, from the young woman who discovers Sara's body to the junior reporter who senses its connection to convicted local serial killer John Logan. As the years pass, others search for retribution or explanation: including Sara's half-sister who, stifled by her family's bereft silence about Blake, poses as a babysitter and seeks out her own form of justice, while the teenager Sara used to babysit starts writing to Logan in prison. A propulsive, taut tale of voyeurism and obsession, Nothing Can Hurt You dares to examine gendered violence not as an anomaly, but as the very core of everyday life. Tracing the concentric circles of violence rippling out from Sara's murder, Nicole Maye Goldberg masterfully conducts an unforgettable chorus of disparate voices.
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            ISBN 9781526619488
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Her Say: Survivors of Domestic Abuse Tell Their Own Stories
              

            Her Say: Survivors of Domestic Abuse Tell Their Own Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clark, Jackie

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              2 Mar 21

            In 2012, Jackie Clark launched The Aunties, a grassroots charity helping women to rebuild their lives after a period of trauma. She quit her job, turning her back on her comfortable life, to focus on The Aunties full-time, becoming Aunty in Charge and assisting hundreds of women ...with material needs and emotional support. Jackie has long dreamed of a publication that gives these women a voice. This powerful new book features the stories of a number of very different New Zealand women, told their way. The collected stories chart their narrators' lives and personal histories, through the lens of having lived with - and escaped - an abusive partner. Her Say is spoken from the heart, uncompromising but offering hope, redemption, personal triumph. It's a book for all women, showing how owning our stories gives us the power to write daring new endings. It will challenge, illuminate, and empower readers - not to mention the storytellers themselves.
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            ISBN 9780143774235
            Published NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Random House
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            El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman

            El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Feuer, Alan

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            As portrayed in the hit Netflix series Narcos, Guzman was the most legendary and notorious of the deadly Mexican cartel leaders. As leader of the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel, he was one of the most dangerous men in the world. His nickname El Chapo translates as 'shorty', but there... was no question about his power as El Jefe, 'The Boss'. His fearless climb to power, his brutality, his charm, his taste for luxury, his penchant for disguise, his multiple dramatic prison escapes, his unlikely encounters with Sean Penn-all of these burnished the image of the world's most famous outlaw. It's not surprising that his story inspired the writers of a top-rating drama. El Chapo's Robin Hood-like appearances at rural Mexican restaurants to the unlikely role a twenty-four year old 'IT guy' played in his downfall - make for a surprising, cinematic story. He was finally captured by US and Mexican law enforcement in a daring operation years in the making. From El Chapo's humble origins to his conviction in a Brooklyn courthouse, this is the definitive story of his life by the New York Times criminal justice reporter Alan Feuer's whose gripping coverage of his trial went viral. There will be other 'El Chapo' narratives, but author Alan Feuer is in a unique position. Feuer's mastery of the complex facts of the case, his unparalleled access to confidential sources in law enforcement in both the US and Mexico, and his powerful understanding of disturbing larger themes-what this one man's life says about drugs, walls, class and money -will ensure that this is the one book to read about 'El Chapo'.
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            ISBN 9781760857158
            Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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