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              Dominicana: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020

              Dominicana: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cruz, Angie

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              SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 'A thrilling, necessary, and unforgettable portrait of what it means to be an immigrant' Patricia Engel, author of The Veins of The Ocean and Vida 'Dominicana is beautiful, engaging, and cuts right to the heart of what it is to b...e a dutiful young female from a poor country who is bright in every sense of the word, full of love and hope' Mary Gaitskill, author of The Mare and Veronica Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she must say yes. It doesn't matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So on New Year's Day, 1965, Ana leaves behind everything she knows and becomes Ana Ruiz, a wife confined to a cold six-floor walk-up in Washington Heights. Lonely and miserable, Ana hatches a reckless plan to escape. But at the bus terminal, she is stopped by Cesar, Juan's free-spirited younger brother, who convinces her to stay. As the Dominican Republic slides into political turmoil, Juan returns to protect his family's assets, leaving Cesar to take care of Ana. Suddenly, Ana is free to take English lessons at a local church, lie on the beach at Coney Island, dance with Cesar at the Audubon Ballroom, and imagine the possibility of a different kind of life in America. When Juan returns, Ana must decide once again between her heart and her duty to her family. In bright, musical prose that reflects the energy of New York City, Dominicana is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world.
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              ISBN 9781529347425
              Released NZ 12 May 2020
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
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              People and Place: the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in History and Literature
                

              People and Place: the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in History and Literature (Paperback)

              By Richardson, Len

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              This book traces the enduring relationship between history, people and place that has shaped the character of a single region in a manner perhaps unique within the New Zealand experience. It explores the evolution of a distinctive regional literature that both shaped and was shap...ed by the physical and historical environment that inspired it. Looking westwards towards Australia and long shut off within New Zealand by the South Island's rugged Southern Alps, the West Coast was a land of gold, coal and timber. In the 1950s and 1960s, it nurtured a literature that embodied a sense of belonging to an Australasian world and captured the aspirations of New Zealand's emergent radical nationalism. More recent West Coast writers, observing the hollowing out of their communities, saw in miniature and in advance the growing gulf between city and regional economies aligned to an older economic order losing its relevance. Were they chronicling the last hurrah of a retreating age or crafting a literature of regional resistance?
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              ISBN 9781760463441
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher ANU Press
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              Southern Spirit: The People and Places of Southland
               

              Southern Spirit: The People and Places of Southland (Paperback)

              By Dougherty, Ian

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              An extensively illustrated book on the forms, flora, fauna, food, folk, fascinations and fun of the Southland region of New Zealand.

              ISBN 9780473512712
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Torched
               

              Torched (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st edition)

              By Starr, Kimberley

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              If my son killed anyone, I'd know. I know him. A small Yarra Valley town has been devastated by a bushfire, and Reefton Primary School principal Phoebe Warton can't sleep. She's the single mother of eighteen-year-old Caleb who is accused of starting the fire - on purpose. Twel...ve people are dead, students from her school among them; only a monster would cause such carnage. But where was her son was that day? No one knows but Caleb, and he's not talking. Against mounting community rage, Phoebe sets out to clear her son. But every avenue leads back to Caleb. Why did he vanish from his Country Fire Authority shift? Who else was at the abandoned goldmine that day? Why is Caleb refusing to speak? Phoebe will be forced to confront the nature of guilt and redemption, and decide what boundaries she is willing to cross to save the son she loves. Torched is an explosive, haunting and compelling crime novel about mothers and sons and the ties that bind them.
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              ISBN 9781925700589
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Pantera Press
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              Te Kete Kawanatanga: A Resource for Governing High-Performing Maori Organisations
                

              Te Kete Kawanatanga: A Resource for Governing High-Performing Maori Organisations (Paperback, 2nd Enlarged edition)

              By Gray, David

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              Te Kete Kawanatanga is a complete toolkit for governing Maori organisations. Aimed at people appointed to the boards and committees of all kinds of organisations, it sets out the process by which they can step up for their iwi, hapu and whanau, using examples drawn from real life....
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              ISBN 9780473513092
              Published NZ 15 May 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Drama Resources for New Zealand Senior Secondary Schools - Ko Te Ao Toi Whakaari: He Puka Rauemi ma Aotearoa
               

              Drama Resources for New Zealand Senior Secondary Schools - Ko Te Ao Toi Whakaari: He Puka Rauemi ma Aotearoa (Paperback, New edition)

              By Hood, Luton, Jacqui, Jane

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              The book uses the language of the Drama curriculum and a te reo Maori translation of important terms to help students and teachers develop their appreciation and understanding of the bicultural nature of New Zealand.

              ISBN 9780908340651
              Published NZ 17 Apr 2020
              Publisher ESA Publications
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Killing Mind: An addictive and nail-biting crime thriller
               

              Killing Mind: An addictive and nail-biting crime thriller (Paperback)

              By Marsons, Angela

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              ISBN 9781838887315
              Released NZ 13 May 2020
              Publisher Storyfire Ltd
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              Tides of Kawhia
                

              Tides of Kawhia (Paperback)

              By O'Connor, Tom

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              Crammed with fascinating historical details, this novel introduces the reader to the enigmatic figure of Te Rau-paraha. In the late eighteenth century, Kawhia is the prosperous heart of the people of Ngati Toarangatira. But, beyond the borders ominous changes threaten to drive th...e iwi from their coastal stronghold. In the north, Nga Puhi acquire muskets, and to the east the Waikato tribes cast envious eyes on the bountiful wa-ters and forests of Kawhia. Into this mix the child Maui Potiki is born. He is later called Te Rauparaha ? a name that today ripples down the pages of New Zealand his- tory. The young Te Rauparaha uses his wits, courage and audacity to become a military strategist, accom-plished politician and tribal leader. Sharing his exploits is Te Rou Rou, born into slavery who, like the young man of rank, uses intelligence to improve his status in the often dangerous tribal life of the time. When simmering animosities between the inland peoples explode into all-out-war, hundreds of warriors are left on the battlefield. In Tides of Kawhia, deadly fights and ancient Maori ritual mingle with delicate poetry and an impetuous hot-blooded people, bringing to life a period of history and a society unknown to many.
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              ISBN 9780995121935
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
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              Innocent Nurses Abroad
               

              Innocent Nurses Abroad (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Old, Jenny

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              From her childhood in Deniliquin to boarding school in Sydney, to becoming a reluctant nurse in Melbourne; meeting the 'amigos' and then venturing forth into the unknown as innocent nurses abroad.

              ISBN 9781922340108
              Published NZ 25 Apr 2020
              Publisher Ocean Reeve Publishing
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              A Girl Called Hope
                 

              A Girl Called Hope (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Seeley, Kay

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              A gripping Victorian saga from the author of The Guardian Angel. When disaster strikes Hope's family they lose everything. What will Hope sacrifice to save them? A heart-warming, uplifting story of the bond of family relationships, human resilience and triumph over tragedy.

              ISBN 9781916428263
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
              Publisher Enterprise Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Hope Series
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