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              Onward
                 

              Onward (DVD, G)

              • RRP: $21.99
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              • Pub Date
                3 Jun 20

              Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day. In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.

              DVD Code ENZ34420
              Barcode 9338683125026
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2020
              Publisher Sony
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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

              • RRP: $34.99
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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

              • RRP: $95.99
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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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              Leading Lady: A life in the spotlight
                

              Leading Lady: A life in the spotlight (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Allan, Vivienne

              • RRP: $34.99
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              • Pub Date
                28 Jul 20

              The desire to protect a cultural icon led Eve Poole into politics and she was elected as Invercargill's first woman mayor in 1983, joining Cath Tizard in Auckland as trailblazers at both ends of the country. She was equally at home on TV shows such as Beauty and the Beast and ret...ained the mayoralty for four terms until her untimely death in 1992.
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              ISBN 9780995132900
              Published NZ 28 Jul 2020
              Publisher Quentin Wilson Publishing
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              COVID-19: What you Need to Know About the Coronavirus and the Race for the Vaccine
                

              COVID-19: What you Need to Know About the Coronavirus and the Race for the Vaccine (Paperback)

              By Mosley, Dr Michael

              • RRP: $19.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Jun 20

              AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND EDITION This book charts the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread. Based on the latest scientific discoveries, Dr Mosley gives you a detailed understanding of the secrets of this c...oronavirus, how it spreads, how it infects your body and how your immune system tries to fight back. Armed with the facts you'll be in a much better position to protect yourself and your family when the world begins to reopen. Dr Mosley also follows the work of leading doctors and virus researchers as they battle to find treatments and a safe and effective vaccine (ultimately, the only way to defeat the virus). Eating well, sleeping soundly, exercising and managing your stress are all critical for keeping your brain, body and immune system in the best possible shape over the coming months. These are areas where Dr Mosley is well known for his science-based and practical approach.
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              ISBN 9781760857592
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              Torched
               

              Torched (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st edition)

              By Starr, Kimberley

              • RRP: $32.99
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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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              Killing Mind: An addictive and nail-biting crime thriller
               

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

              By Marsons, Angela

              • RRP: $24.50
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              ISBN 9781838887315
              Released NZ 13 May 2020
              Publisher Storyfire Ltd
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              Paw Patrol - Mighty Pups - Super Paws
                 

              Paw Patrol - Mighty Pups - Super Paws (DVD, G)

              • RRP: $21.99
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              • Pub Date
                3 Jun 20

              Led by a boy named Ryder, a team of six playful rescue dogs use their individual talents to protect the seaside town of Adventure Bay. The pups are occasionally joined by newer helpers: Cap'n Turbot, Robo-Dog, Everest, and Tracker.

              DVD Code DPA0654
              Barcode 9317731160097
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2020
              Publisher Paramount
              Series Paw Patrol
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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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              Nowhere is too far off
                

              Nowhere is too far off (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bland, Peter

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              • Pub Date
                5 Jul 20
              ISBN 9781988595207
              Published NZ 5 Jul 2020
              Publisher The Cuba Press
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