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            Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
              

            Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Satrapi, Marjane

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            Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. [ A] self-portrait of the artist as a young girl, rendered in graceful black-and-white comics that a...pply a childlike sensibility to the bleak lowlights of recent Iranian history . . . [Her] style is powerful; it persuasively communicates confusion and horror through the eyes of a precocious preteen. QVillage Voice.
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            ISBN 9780375714573
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2005
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Pantheon Graphic Library
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            Fury

            Fury (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Heyman, Kathryn

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            A raw, painfully honest, heartbreaking account of a young woman raising herself out of abuse and poverty to become her own hero.

            ISBN 9781760529376
            Published NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How Stella Learned to Talk

            How Stella Learned to Talk (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hunger, Christina

            • RRP: $36.99
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            The groundbreaking story of the world's first talking dog, the indispensable dog book for the new decade.

            ISBN 9781760878764
            Published NZ 18 May 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Soul of a Woman
             

            The Soul of a Woman (Hardback)

            By Allende, Isabel

            • RRP: $36.80
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            The wise, warm, defiant new book from literary legend Isabel Allende - a meditation on power, feminism and what it means to be a woman When I say that I was a feminist in kindergarten, I am not exaggerating. As a child, Isabel Allende watched her mother, abandoned by her husband,... provide for her three small children. As a young woman coming of age in the late 1960s, she rode the first wave of feminism. She has seen what has been accomplished by the movement in the course of her lifetime. And over the course of three marriages, she has learned how to grow as a woman while having a partner, when to step away, and the rewards of embracing one's sexuality. So what do women want? To be safe, to be valued, to live in peace, to have their own resources, to be connected, to have control over their bodies and lives, and above all, to be loved. On all these fronts, there is much work to be done, and this book, Allende hopes, will 'light the torch of our daughters and granddaughters with mine. They will have to live for us, as we lived for our mothers, and carry on with the work still left to be finished.'
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            ISBN 9781526630810
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            138 Dates: The true story of one woman's search for everything
              

            138 Dates: The true story of one woman's search for everything (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Campbell, Rebekah

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 21

            Gritty, funny, authentic and inspiring, Rebekah Campbell's quest to find love, family and happiness is packed with challenges and personal growth.

            ISBN 9781988547848
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

            World Travel: An Irreverent Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bourdain, Anthony; Woolever, Laurie; Illustrated by Allsbrook, Wesley

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            Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania's utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of ...Oman's Empty Quarter - and many places beyond. In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places - in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable. Supplementing Bourdain's words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Chris; a guide to Chicago's best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes sly, witty illustrations by cartoonist Tony Millionaire. For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.
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            ISBN 9781526630230
            Released NZ 20 Apr 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            My Year Of Living Vulnerably

            My Year Of Living Vulnerably (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morton, Rick

            • RRP: $37.99
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            This is a book about love. In early 2019, Rick Morton, author of acclaimed, bestselling memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt, was diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - which, as he says, is just a fancy way of saying that one of the people who should have loved him ...the most during childhood didn't. So, over the course of twelve months, he went on a journey to rediscover love. To get better. Not cured, not fixed. Just, better. This is a book about his journey to betterness, his year of living vulnerably. It's a book about love. What love is, how we see it, what forms it takes, how we practice it in our lives, what it means to us, and how we really, really can't live without it, even if, like Rick for many years, we think we can. As he says: 'People think they want cars, and they will, to get to jobs and appointments in cities and regions where public transport has failed them. But what gets them into those cars, out of the house, out of bed for God's sake, is love.' Praise for A Hundred Years of Dirt 'Morton mines questions that most of us feel too exhausted even to glance at. How did we get to be ourselves, and is it possible to change? And how can we begin to understand others who might seem like aliens? Morton is fresh...He's brilliant.' Helen Elliott, The Monthly 'Dark and provocative ... it's a reminder that this is a funny book and its author is a funny man. As Geordie Williamson notes in his review on this page, that sense of humour lifts this book above and beyond what it could have been: a human tragedy. It still is that. It's one of the saddest books I have read in a while, and one of the most honest .... I think this book should be read by every Australian.' Stephen Romei, The Australian 'Morton is a crack storyteller and his words and stories are infused with genuine compassion.' Christos Tsiolkas
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            ISBN 9781460759110
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Duchess Countess

            The Duchess Countess (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ANZ Only)

            By Ostler, Catherine

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            'Outrageously scandalous, soaked in sex and money, aristocracy, adventure and grandeur... Catherine Ostler, accomplished storyteller, is the perfect writer to restore the Duchess Countess to life' Simon Sebag Montefiore When the glamorous Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston ...and Countess of Bristol, went on trial in Westminster for bigamy in April 1776, the story drew more attention in society than the American War of Independence. Now, in Catherine Ostler's brilliantly told and evocative biography, we get to see the full story of how Elizabeth came to be there and how she responded to what should have been the most humiliating episode of her life. Born in relatively modest circumstances, Elizabeth's father died when she was only five, leaving her vulnerable and eventually ensuring that marriage was the best way for her to secure her future. What followed included a clandestine, candlelit wedding to a young earl who immediately set sail on his travels, and an appearance at a masquerade ball in a transparent dress that caught the eye of the Duke of Kingston. Soon they too were married, but when he died and left his inheritance to her, his children from a previous marriage decided to look into her past and contest the will. Rather than backing from the limelight, Elizabeth went on a Grand Tour of Europe, being welcomed by the Pope, Frederick the Great and Catherine the Great among others. In a world where a woman's place was severely circumscribed, Elizabeth had found a way to plough her own path as a spirited adventuress, and very much a pioneer for modern celebrity culture.
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            ISBN 9781471196058
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Chief Witness: escape from China's modern-day concentration camps

            The Chief Witness: escape from China's modern-day concentration camps (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sauytbay, Sayragul; With Cavelius, Alexandra; Translated by Waight, Caroline

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            A shocking depiction of one of the world's most ruthless regimes - and the story of one woman's fight to survive.

            ISBN 9781922310538
            Published NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            A Wilder Life: Journey of an Adventuring Doctor

            A Wilder Life: Journey of an Adventuring Doctor (Paperback)

            By Louwrens, Joan

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            A doctor follows her calling to practise medicine in wild, remote places

            ISBN 9781776191123
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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