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            Thunder Road
               

            Thunder Road (Paperback, 2013 reprint)

            By Dawe, Ted

            • RRP: $18.99
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            Trace is sick of small town life. He moves to Auckland and finds himself rooming with Devon who's cynical, charismatic and seems to know what he's playing at. Trace is soon embroiled in street-racing, then crime and drugs - he's messing with a world of strict codes and brutal enf...orcement.
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            ISBN 9781877135873
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2003
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Green Grey Rain
               

            Green Grey Rain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eldred-Grigg, Stevan

            • RRP: $43.99
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            The story of the first years of a little boy dreaming and singing, wondering and wishing, in the bush, rain, rust and sooty streets of 1950s Blackball. A story told by the boy. A story told too by the hit songs he hears on the radio. And a story told by his mother - someone who, ...with her sister, has already spoken to us in the pages of Oracles and Miracles.
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            ISBN 9780473571511
            Published NZ 5 Jun 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            First Thousand Words in Maori Taranaki Edition
             

            First Thousand Words in Maori Taranaki Edition (SoftBack / Other)

            By Cartwright, Stephen

            • RRP: $20.00
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            This is the Taranaki language edition of the popular book that is bursting with vivid, entertaining illustrations by Stephen Cartwright that will attract even beginner adult learners.

            ISBN 9781775504023
            Published NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (Te Reo Maori)
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            The Anthropocene Reviewed: The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller

            The Anthropocene Reviewed: The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Green, John

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $28.86
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            A deeply moving and mind-expanding collection of personal essays in the first ever work of non-fiction from #1 internationally bestselling author John Green The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversi...ty.
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            ISBN 9781529109887
            Released NZ 18 May 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson: and other very short stories
              

            Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson: and other very short stories (Paperback)

            By Cottrell, Jack

            • RRP: $29.99
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            There are many messages in this book: Never go drinking using your passport for ID. Make sure to apply lidocaine before ripping out your toenails. Magic might be real, but it never fixes the worst of your problems. Try to fall in love with bastards. You or someone you know may be... gayer than previously thought. We're not going to make it to Mars. A locked psychiatric ward needs more books than a single copy of Jane Eyre. Asking time travellers for advice on your exams is considered cheating. It's not just human houses that become haunted. The key message is this: Life in the early 21st century is often very strange. So are these stories. With a crisp insouciance and gliding charm, Jack Cottrell's fiery, fey, finely-tuned fictions leap from sci-fi to fantasy, comedy to horror, literary realism to romance, and to hybrids of all of these. Featuring sport, friendship, love, health, family, climate change, artificial intelligence, desire, magic, Greek gods, ghosts, peanut butter, cyber pranks, racial prejudice, and creepy medical advances, his stories play with the allure of the past, the disturbances of our own times, and the dangerous idealism of our future technologies - each one in fewer than 300 words. Jack is a writer and volunteer rugby referee who knows how to pack a lot into a small space, whether a story or an extremely organised sports bag. With 'Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson', has he worked out how to cram an entire universe into a pocket-sized capsule? Jack Remiel Cottrell (Ngati Rangi) grew up in Wellington and now lives in Auckland. His flash fiction collection was awarded the Wallace Prize for best manuscript in the University of Auckland Master of Creative Writing class of 2020. He has been published in numerous anthologies and online magazines, and his novella-in-flash 'Latter Day Saints' was published in 2018 by Ad Hoc Press.
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            ISBN 9781988503257
            Published NZ 16 Aug 2021
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Magician

            The Magician (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Toibin, Colm

            • RRP: $37.99
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            When the Great War breaks out in 1914 Thomas Mann, like so many of his fellow countrymen, is fired up with patriotism. He imagines the Germany of great literature and music, that had drawn him away from the stifling, conservative town of his childhood, might be a cause of pride o...nce again. But his flawed vision will form the beginning of a dark and complex relationship with his homeland, and see the start of great conflict within his own brilliant and troubled family. Colm Toibin's epic novel is the story of a man of intense contradictions. Although Thomas Mann becomes famous and admired, his inner life is hesitant, fearful and secretive. His blindness to impending disaster in the Great War will force him to rethink his relationship to Germany as Hitler comes to power. He has six children with his clever and fascinating wife, Katia, while his own secret desires appear threaded through his writing. He and Katia deal with exile bravely, doing everything possible to keep the family safe, yet they also suffer the terrible ravages of suicide among Thomas's siblings and their own children. In The Magician, Colm Toibin captures the profound personal conflict of a very public life, and through this life creates an intimate portrait of the twentieth century. Praise for The Magician: 'As with everything Colm Toibin sets his masterful hand to, The Magician is a great imaginative achievement - immensely readable, erudite, worldly and knowing, and fully realized.' - Richard Ford
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            ISBN 9781760984113
            Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Voices of Aotearoa: 25 Years of Going West Oratory
             

            Voices of Aotearoa: 25 Years of Going West Oratory (Hardback)

            By West Trust, Going; Edited by Lagahetau, Carolyn

            • RRP: $49.99
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            Since 1996 the Going West Writers Festival has attracted literary voices from around Aotearoa to West Auckland for a feast of ideas and words. Drawing on the festival's sound archive, Voices of Aotearoa sets down the live recordings of a who's who of New Zealand literary luminari...es from Fiona Kidman and Albert Wendt to Paula Morris and Te Radar.
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            ISBN 9780947506971
            Published NZ 15 Sep 2021
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            The Legend of Fire Mountain
              

            The Legend of Fire Mountain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lark, Sarah; Translated by Northrop, Kate

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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 21

            Bold new paths in life and love are forged in nineteenth-century New Zealand in the stirring final chapter of bestselling author Sarah Lark's multigenerational Fire Blossom Saga. It's 1880 in the North Island town of Otaki, where Aroha lives contentedly with her mother, Linda-unt...il a fateful tragedy leaves Aroha traumatized and plagued by a cursed guilt. For the long recovery ahead, Aroha is sent to Rata Station, a thriving sheep farm that Aroha's mother and grandmother once called home. Linda knows it's the perfect place for her daughter to heal, find hope, and start a life she can call her own. On South Island, Aroha soon develops a bond with her relatives, who are looking toward the future, too. Aroha's cousin March is a vivacious, business-minded beauty who wants to take advantage of New Zealand's burgeoning industrial age. Robin is a delicate young man and an aspiring actor as fearful of his father's disapproval as he is desperate to run from it. And then there's Aroha, who sees unexpected opportunity in the growing tourism trade beyond the continental plains. Through personal trials, professional compromises, great love, profound loss, and a struggle to survive, Aroha, March, and Robin will discover their true destinies. A country is in flux, and a generation of ambitious and resilient young dreamers is changing with it in this exhilarating conclusion to an epic saga.
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            ISBN 9781542092418
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Fire Blossom Saga
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            New Boy

            New Boy (Paperback)

            By Chevalier, Tracy

            • RRP: $26.00
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            'O felt her presence behind him like a fire at his back.'Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat's son Osei knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day - so he's lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school.

            ISBN 9781784700249
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2018
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Hogarth Shakespeare
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            Bulibasha
              

            Bulibasha (Paperback, new edition)

            By Ihimaera, Witi

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            This is a new edition. Tamihana is leader of the great Mahana family of shearers and sportsmen and women. Rupeni Poata is his arch enemy. The two families clash constantly, in sport, in cultural contests and, finally, in the Golden Fleece competition to find the greatest shearing... gang in New Zealand. Caught in the middle of this struggle is the teenager Simeon, grandson of the patriarch, struggling with his own feelings and loyalties as the battles rage on.
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            ISBN 9780140254327
            Published NZ 3 Aug 1998
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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