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            Three Weddings and a Proposal: The perfect escapist read for this summer!
             

            Three Weddings and a Proposal: The perfect escapist read for this summer! (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By O'Flanagan, Sheila

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              25 May 21

            The gripping and empowering new novel from the author of the No. 1 bestsellers THE WOMEN WHO RAN AWAY, HER HUSBAND'S MISTAKE and THE MISSING WIFE

            ISBN 9781472272638
            Released NZ 25 May 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Silver Linings: Kiwi Success Stories in the Time of Covid
             

            Silver Linings: Kiwi Success Stories in the Time of Covid (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Downs, David; Davis, Joe

            • RRP: $45.00
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            The Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand caused fear, hardship and loss. Through this time of unprecedented national hardship, however, there emerged incredible stories of hope and optimism. Businesses innovated and found new ways to create value, communities came together in new way...s online, and families reconnected through time spent together. This book is a collection of those stories from across Aotearoa. It shows how New Zealand - and New Zealanders - respond when the going gets tough! The book was the brainchild of the well-known business Nanogirl Labs, which lost a full 18-month work calendar over a few days before the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown. Founders Joe Davis and Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) could have closed their doors and headed home. Instead, they made a choice to change direction and four days later launched a brand-new, entirely online learning program for families. They tripled their staff headcount as the lockdown loomed, took on new premises, built a full production studio and went to market. They now have thousands of subscribers across 76 countries around the world, and are growing fast. Michelle and Joe have collaborated with writer and fellow innovator David Downs to collect the stories for this book.
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            ISBN 9780143775478
            Published NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Beyond Burnout: How to Spot It, Stop It and Stamp It Out
             

            Beyond Burnout: How to Spot It, Stop It and Stamp It Out (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McAlpine, Suzi

            • RRP: $38.00
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            Burnout is costing us. There are the personal costs to health and finances, organisational costs in lost productivity and sick leave, and national costs when it comes to healthcare services and similar. Following her own first-hand experience, as well as the countless similar sce...narios she's seen in her role as an executive coach, Suzi McAlpine has created a book about burnout to help create environments and organisational cultures that reduce its occurrence. This couldn't come at a more important time. The World Health Organisation has upgraded the classification of burnout to a syndrome - believing it to be a significant factor influencing people's health and, by extension, that of our organisations and societies. As well as actionable tools and key takeouts, each chapter/ section will include information about how to recognise the signs of burnout, and practical how-tos for leaders to reduce its presence in organisations. She also explains how to treat and address burnout when it is present.
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            ISBN 9780143775065
            Published NZ 2 Feb 2021
            Publisher Random House
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            Pic: Adventures in Sailing Business and Love
              

            Pic: Adventures in Sailing Business and Love (Paperback)

            By Picot, Pic

            • RRP: $29.99
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            LONG BEFORE ROCKETING TO FAME AS A PEANUT-BUTTER BARON. Pic earned his keep making cool sandals for his schoolmates and expensive handbags for their mothers. leatherwork paid for his OE. He went to flower-powered San Francisco, had a hair-raising entanglement with a Colorado drug... gang, and lived in a bizarre squat in London, before returning to New Zealand and a fortnight in a psychiatric ward. He built a house on a commune, started an old-time photo business, joined a travelling rock band, and became a father. Next, he took up furniture making and helped establish the legendary Parnell Workshops and Storage, where his bespoke chairs morphed into tawdry giftware. After building a boat and sailing the Pacific, Pic moved to Nelson, where he started a spectacularly unsuccessful restaurant. Business success came with his charter-boat directory and sailing school. Then he retired. It was his disgust with commercial peanut butter that started him making his own. In a dozen years, he went from roasting nuts in a concrete mixer to employing fifty people. In February 2019, Pic's Peanut Butter World opened. Pic's unusual path to business success offers hope for anyone wanting to follow their dreams. His stories are exciting, full of insight, and very, very funny.
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            ISBN 9780473548599
            Published NZ 19 Apr 2021
            Publisher Nationwide Books
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            The Other Black Girl: 'Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada' Cosmopolitan
             

            The Other Black Girl: 'Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada' Cosmopolitan (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harris, Zakiya Dalila

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 21

            Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of book publishing. Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagne...r Books. Fed up with the isolation and the micro-aggressions, she's thrilled when Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They've only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events cause Nella to become Public Enemy Number One and Hazel, the Office Darling. Then the notes begin to appear on Nella's desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. It's hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realises that there is a lot more at stake than her career. A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist.
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            ISBN 9781526630384
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Humankind: A Hopeful History
             

            Humankind: A Hopeful History (Paperback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 21

            THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beacon of hope for a frighted world' DANNY DORLING 'This is the book we need right now' TELEGRAPH 'It'd be no surprise if it proved to be the Sapiens of 2020' GUARDIAN It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, wri...ters and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too. In this major book, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.
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            ISBN 9781408898956
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Belonging: The Ancient Code of Togetherness
              

            Belonging: The Ancient Code of Togetherness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eastwood, Owen

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              27 May 21

            Empowers readers to unlock their highest levels of performance

            ISBN 9781529410303
            Released NZ 27 May 2021
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Loud

            Loud (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglas, Tana

            • RRP: $35.00
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            A life in rock 'n' roll by the world's first female roadie. At just 16, Tana Douglas ran away to the circus that was rock 'n' roll in the 1970s, taking a job with a young and upcoming band called AC/DC. While still a teenager she went on to work for Santana, Neil Diamond and Suzi... Quatro, before heading to the UK then the US, working for a who's who of bands and artists, including Status Quo, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, The Police, INXS, The Who, The Runaways, Lenny Kravitz, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Pearl Jam, Ice-T and Ice Cube, eventually moving from lighting and stage production into tour management and logistics. This is rock 'n' roll like you've never seen it before, written in her own words by the woman recognised as the first female roadie in the world.
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            ISBN 9780733340901
            Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            On Hampstead Heath
             

            On Hampstead Heath (Hardback)

            By Cobbold, Marika

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Jun 21

            'No one writes about life quite like Marika Cobbold; no one combines light and dark, humorous and profound, joyous and sorrowful quite so expertly' Guardian Thorn Marsh was raised in a house of whispers, of meaningful glances and half- finished sentences. Now she's a journalist w...ith a passion for truth, more devoted to her work at the London Journal than she ever was to her ex-husband. When the newspaper is bought by media giant The Goring Group, who value sales figures over fact-checking, Thorn openly questions their methods, and promptly finds herself moved from the news desk to the midweek supplement, reporting heart-warming stories for their new segment, The Bright Side, a job to which she is spectacularly unsuited. On a final warning and with no heart-warming news in sight, a desperate Thorn fabricates a good-news story of her own. The story, centred on an angelic apparition on Hampstead Heath, goes viral. Caught between her principles and her ambitions, Thorn goes in search of the truth behind her creation, only to find the answers locked away in the unconscious mind of a stranger. Marika Cobbold returns with her eighth novel, On Hampstead Heath. Sharp, poignant, and infused with dark humour, On Hampstead Heath is an homage to storytelling and to truth; to the tales we tell ourselves, and the stories that save us.
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            ISBN 9781911350927
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2021
            Publisher Arcadia Books
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            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters
              

            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters (Paperback)

            By Morrison, Philip S.

            • RRP: $14.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Jul 21

            Where we live impacts our wellbeing - and so is a crucial element in public policy. This book provides an analysis of the research thus far and points to ways in which we can improve everyone's wellbeing through an awareness of the influence of geography.

            ISBN 9781988545837
            Published NZ 12 Jul 2021
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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