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              Books by Renee Hollis

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              Struggle and Success: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience
               

              Struggle and Success: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Hollis, Renee

              We must all start somewhere. In this collection of real-life stories, 25 people take readers on an inspiring journey through the struggles they have overcome in pursuit of success. From small personal triumphs, to large career goals or lifetime achievements, each success, big or ...small, offers an inspirational insight into the inner workings of lives from around the globe, highlighting one of humankind's greatest traits - resilience. Discover the successes of everyday people; from life in a rural African village, to surviving the droughts and rains of Western Australia; from discovering a new world in post-World War II Canada, to following a young girl learning to navigate and overcome the perils of schoolyard bullying. As F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, 'The World only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want,' - a reminder to us all to live, celebrate and not despair for too long. In Struggle and Success, you will discover no dream and no situation is stillborn. These stories show how we can all turn personal struggles into our own successes using the wisdom we acquire along the way. Interwoven with inspiring quotes from notable figures as diverse as Walt Disney, Oscar Wilde, Demi Lovato and Martin Luther King Jr, the result is a collection of true stories dedicated to the unrelenting spirit of the human race.
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              ISBN 9780369340573
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
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              Fear and Courage: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience
               

              Fear and Courage: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Hollis, Renee

              We have all felt fear, whether it's the sweaty palms and racing heart as we make a speech or the profound, all-encompassing awareness of our own mortality as we await medical results. Of course, the flip-side of fear is courage. The person who learns a new skill late in life desp...ite fearing they're 'too old'. The quiet voice that speaks up when everyone else remains silent. As Nelson Mandela famously said, 'I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.' Collected from around the world, the twenty-five true stories showcased here capture the full range of the fear and courage experience. From the 65-year-old woman stepping outside her comfort zone to visit Antarctica, to the young social worker confronting an abusive father and husband; from a gay woman's experience of coming out, to a man confronting his claustrophobia to have an MRI, or a woman fighting to keep both herself and her unborn child alive in Hitler's Germany - these are stories of fear and courage in all their guises. At times humorous, often poignant, they will linger in your memory, shining a light on just what it means to be human. Interspersed between the stories are quotes about fear and courage by people as diverse as Eleanor Roosevelt, Paulo Coelho, Marcus Aurelius and Taylor Swift. The result is a book to be savoured and returned to again and again.
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              ISBN 9780369340320
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
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              Keepers of History: New Zealand Centenarians Tell Their Stories
                

              Keepers of History: New Zealand Centenarians Tell Their Stories (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Hollis, Renee

              In 2017, Renee Hollis interviewed 120 people over the age of 100, living in every region of New Zealand. Along the way, she had the privilege of interviewing 23 World War II veterans. Her goal in compiling the book was to preserve New Zealand history by sharing the stories and me...mories of our eldest citizens. She wants all people to value the elderly and to read and appreciate their stories and contribution to our society. Most importantly, she wants to ensure that that they are not forgotten and do not become invisible in our communities, but instead are honoured and celebrated. In this collection of interviews, we meet opera singers and farmers, a politician and a racing car driver, a nun and a freedom fighter with Gandhi, and even a member of Hip Operation - the oldest hip-hop group in the world! They have witnessed momentous global events and technological innovations that have changed our world. From the everyday to the extraordinary, these are the stories of people who have lived through history and whose message of resilience and making the best of things has so much to offer the generations that have followed them.
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              ISBN 9780369340450
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
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              Human Kindness: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience
               

              Human Kindness: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Hollis, Renee

              Kindness comes in many forms and affects all of us. As Mark Twain said, 'Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.' And while a kind gesture can often simply make someone feel better about their day, sometimes - as the twenty-five true stories collec...ted here show - it can save a life. Sourced from around the world, these are stories of the everyday and the extraordinary. From the woman who stopped a suicidal man from jumping just by taking the time to listen to him, to the couple who fostered a baby they found abandoned in a rubbish bin when no one else could help; from the students who came to the rescue of an elderly man fallen on black ice, to the response of a terrorist leader when confronted by a young child's cries for her favourite doll - these are stories of unexpected kindness that had a lasting impact on the recipient. Interspersed between the stories are quotes about kindness by people as diverse as Audrey Hepburn, Lao Tzu, Ellen DeGeneres and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The result is a book that explores all that is best about human nature.
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              ISBN 9780369340405
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
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              Oink: A Book of Fun for Pig Lovers
               

              Oink: A Book of Fun for Pig Lovers (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Hollis, Renee

              Pigs rock! They are smart, they can learn tricks, they're actually incredibly clean, and they're communicative, social animals. More and more people - including superstars such as George Clooney and Miley Cyrus - have discovered all the delightful characteristics that make them s...uch endearing pets. Oink is celebration of these wonderful creatures and the perfect gift for anyone who has ever fallen under a pig's spell! Featuring memorable quotes from people such as A.A. Milne, George Bernard Shaw, John Howard, Shelley Duvall and Winston Churchill, each accompanied by a heart-warming, beautiful photograph, this is a book that's guaranteed to make you smile.
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              ISBN 9780369340504
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
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              Love and Loss: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience
               

              Love and Loss: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Hollis, Renee

              Time gives us the wisdom to realise a mother's sacrifice, a father's love, a friend's loyalty, or a grandparent's kindness, as loss and love turn to memory. Often as time passes, we can find ourselves looking back at moments in our lives and only then truly being able to explore ...the defining moments and complex feelings and emotions that make us who we are. These 25 stories of loss and love from around the world are inspiring, brave and heartbreaking reminders of what is most important: life, love, memory, beauty. As author John Green once said, 'You can love someone so much ... But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.' These real-life stories are moments in people's lives that show us the importance of forgiving, the tragedy in forgetting and the turmoil of moving on. From a wife in the heart of South Africa, reminiscing on her husband being taken by the river; to an Australian woman contemplating the childhood loss of her baby siblings from a new perspective; or the slow burn of unrequited childhood love in 1950s Canada and more, see how loved ones are honoured in this gripping compilation. Interspersed with apt quotes by people as diverse as Beethoven, Abraham Lincoln, Dr Seuss, John Lennon and C.S. Lewis, this is a book that can be read and connected with time and again. Here we can find the timeless wisdom in what makes us all profoundly human.
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              ISBN 9780369340474
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
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