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            Return to Harikoa Bay
             

            Return to Harikoa Bay (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marshall, Owen

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            'Whenever I think of coming to punish my father, it's always in a strong wind, and that's blowing now as I drive up the long, unsealed track to the house and sheds.' So begins one of Owen Marshall's superbly subversive stories. He offers up a wide range of subjects, from untimely... deaths to unusual discoveries made about friends or neighbours, from burnishing an overseas trip to a tale about saving a business venture- 'Just in time,' said Paddy. 'I thought I was going to have to resort to giving blow jobs in the office.' It wasn't quite as Jane A would have expressed relief, perhaps, but sincere in its own way . . . With over ten years since his last collection of new stories, Marshall explores his fellow New Zealanders, bringing his wisdom and wry eye to his vivid, insightful scenes- 'Places bring back people, people bring back places, and both conjure the cinema of your past.'
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            ISBN 9780143776536
            Published NZ 2 Aug 2022
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Fish In the Swim of the World
             

            A Fish In the Swim of the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Ben

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            Affecting and evocative, this classic memoir by one of Aotearoa's finest Maori writers is now updated with new material. 'This is a book of memories. Some of them are my own. Some of them belong to others. They are as true and as fallible as any memories-distorted by time and dis...tance and a writer's choice of words...' In the debut memoir that kickstarted a writing career that has spawned more than 20 books, including many award-winners, Ben Brown writes of a quintessentially New Zealand way of living that may not change the world or even ripple its waters, but is replete with meaning. Gathered from the tobacco-green valleys of the Motueka River where he grew up during the 1960s and 1970s, Brown's memoir is rich with a sense of place, of family. The strands of his parents' lives reach from Outback Australia and the hardship years of the Great Depression and World War II, to the Waikato heart of the Kingitanga and a re-emergent people, to a time and place where 'tobacco was king' and a small farm by a river was the sum of all ambition. Each story, each portrait, resonates with the dignity, warmth and understated humour of one of our finest poetic voices.
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            ISBN 9781761047343
            Published NZ 5 Jul 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            Va : Stories by Women of the Moana: 2021
              

            Va : Stories by Women of the Moana: 2021 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Wendt Young, Lani; Eteuati, Sisilia

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            Stories that tell Covid how we really feel, where a Centipede God watches on with wry humour and wrath, where a sexy Samoan goes on a hot Tinder date in Honolulu, where a New Zealand doctor is horrified to be stuck at her cousin's kava drink up in Fiji, where Moana people trav...el the stars and navigate planets, stories where Ancestors and Atua live and breathe. Stories that defy colonial boundaries, and draw on the storytelling and oratory that is our inheritance. Immerse yourself in the intrigue, fantasy, humour and magic of beautiful strong stories by 38 writers from across the Moana. Chimamanda Adichie speaks about the danger of the single story. In this book you will travel across oceans and meet diverse and deep characters in over 50 rich stories from Cook Island, Chamorro, Erub Island (Torres Strait), Fijian, Hawaiian, Maori, Ni-Vanuatu, Papua New Guinean, Rotuman, Samoan and Tongan writers. Compiled and edited by award-winning writers Sisilia Eteuati and Lani Wendt Young, this anthology is the first of its kind. Never before have so many Moana women writers gathered together to share their stories.
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            ISBN 9789829175236
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2022
            Publisher Tatou Publishing
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            Kohine
              

            Kohine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lenihan, Colleen Maria

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            Tokyo is a humming backdrop to an array of outsiders: a young woman arrives to work as a stripper, the manager of a love hotel hatches a sleazy plan, a spirit wanders Harajuku, and a mother embarks on a sad journey. Linked through recurring characters and themes, these haunting s...tories hurtle us into the streets of Tokyo and small-town New Zealand. The secular city of salarymen, sex workers and schoolgirls is juxtaposed with rongoa healers, lone men and rural matriarchs of Aotearoa.
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            ISBN 9781775506973
            Published NZ 29 Jul 2022
            Publisher Huia Publishers
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            Pounamu Pounamu
              

            Pounamu Pounamu (Paperback)

            By Ihimaera, Witi

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            • Pub Date
              30 Aug 22

            Pounamu Pounamu is classic Ihimaera and also classic New Zealand literature. First published in 1972, it was Witi's first book, which as he says in the new introduction 'fulfilled a childhood vow- to write about Maori using his own self and home place'. The vivid stories in this ...collection not only explore but also celebrate what it is like to be a New Zealander, and they do so from a lively Maori perspective. The seeds of Ihimaera's later works were first introduced in this ground-breaking collection- The Whale Rider in his story 'The Whale'; The Rope of Man in 'Tangi'; the character of Simeon from Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies in 'One Summer Morning'; and the themes of aroha (love), whanaungatanga (kinship) and manaakitanga (supporting each other), which are so integral to Ihimaera's work.
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            ISBN 9780143778394
            Published NZ 30 Aug 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            If I Survive You
             

            If I Survive You (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Escoffery, Jonathan

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            • Pub Date
              7 Sep 22

            You want a home. You want to win back your girlfriend's admiration. You want to prove that your father bet on the wrong son.

            ISBN 9780008501228
            Released NZ 7 Sep 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Duck Who Didn't Like Water

            The Duck Who Didn't Like Water (Paperback)

            By Small, Steve

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            A wise, funny fable about how we don't need to like the same things to find our perfect pal, from the illustrator of I'm Sticking With You.

            ISBN 9781471192357
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2022
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age 0-5 years
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            The Things They Carried
             

            The Things They Carried (Paperback, New edition)

            By O'Brien, Tim

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            A sequence of stories about the Vietnam War, this book also has the unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme. It aims to summarize America's involvement in Vietnam, and her coming to terms with that experience in the years that followed....
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            ISBN 9780006543947
            Released NZ 4 Jul 1991
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Series Flamingo
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            The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer

            The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Monae, Janelle

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            In The Memory Librarian music, fashion, film and activist icon Janelle Monae returns to the Afrofuturistic world of her critically acclaimed album, Dirty Computer, to explore how different threads of liberation - queerness, race, gender plurality, love - become tangled in a total...itarian landscape... and to discover costs of unravelling them
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            ISBN 9780008512415
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Endless Summer: Stories
               

            Endless Summer: Stories (Hardback)

            By Hilderbrand, Elin; Read by Bennett, Erin

            • RRP: $61.50
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            • Pub Date
              4 Oct 22

            In SUMMER DAYS AGAIN, Elin Hilderbrand offers nine delectable stories--prequels, sequels, and missing chapters from her cherished books--some of which have never been published, until now. Inside the collection, you'll find: - Three years after Mallory Blessing's death (in 28 SUM...MERS), her friends gather for another eventful Labor Day celebration on Nantucket in The Sixth Wedding. - The marriage at the heart of BEAUTIFUL DAY enters uncertain territory when Margot Carmichael encourages her husband to reunite with his ex-girlfriend in The Surfing Lesson. - In The Tailgate the weekend of a Harvard/Yale football game recharts the course of MATCHMAKER Dabney Kimball's first--and abiding--true love. - In Summer of '79, the three Levin sisters reunite after a decade after the summer that changed everything. - And more... With a foreword by Elin Hilderbrand about the writer's reluctance to leave treasured characters behind and a prefatory, behind-the-scenes note included with each story, this book answers the prayers of both new and seasoned readers everywhere who, like the Kirkus reviewer, would rather be living in an Elin Hilderbrand novel.
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            ISBN 9780316460910
            Publisher Little Brown and Company
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