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            The Berlin Shadow
             

            The Berlin Shadow (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Lichtenstein, Jonathan

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            A formally audacious and deeply moving memoir in three timeframes that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son.

            ISBN 9781471167287
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Mystery of Charles Dickens

            The Mystery of Charles Dickens (Hardback, Main)

            By Wilson, A. N.

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            A brilliant and insightful celebration of the imaginative genius of Charles Dickens, published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his death.

            ISBN 9781786497918
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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            Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
             

            Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir (Hardback)

            By Trethewey, Natasha

            • RRP: $59.50
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            A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had he...r world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became. With penetrating insight and a searing voice that moves from the wrenching to the elegiac, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey explores this profound experience of pain, loss, and grief as an entry point into understanding the tragic course of her mother's life and the way her own life has been shaped by a legacy of fierce love and resilience. Moving through her mother's history in the deeply segregated South and through her own girlhood as a child of miscegenation in Mississippi, Trethewey plumbs her sense of dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985. Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence but also a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Animated by unforgettable prose and inflected by a poet's attention to language, this is a luminous, urgent, and visceral memoir from one of our most important contemporary writers and thinkers.
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            ISBN 9780062248572
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Ecco Press
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            Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life
             

            Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life (Paperback)

            By Thompson, Laura

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            • Pub Date
              20 Aug 20

            Agatha Christie's life is as much of a mystery as her spectacular novels. But now, with unique access to previously unpublished papers, Laura Thompson brings us a perceptive and stylish biography of Agatha Christie as a phenomenon, a writer and a woman.

            ISBN 9781472269560
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene
             

            Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Greene, Richard

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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            The definitive one-volume biography of a literary legend.

            ISBN 9781408713440
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            My Life as a Villainess: Essays
              

            My Life as a Villainess: Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Lippman, Laura

            • RRP: $46.99
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            New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience. Her... voice is wry and relatable, her takes often surprising. Meet the Woman Behind the Books... In this collection of original and previously published nonfiction essays, New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman offers readers an introspective look into various facets of her life. Her childhood and school years, her successful career as a newspaper reporter, the challenge of balance, her life as a novelist and a reader--Lippman's takes on these universal subjects offer as many twists as her award-winning crime fiction. Of the 16 essays, only three have appeared in book form before. Game of Crones, published online by Longreads in May 2019, has more than 100,000 unique views to date. Essays include: - Men Explain The Wire to Me - Game of Crones - My Life as a Villainess - My Father's Bar - The 31st Stocking Fans of Laura Lippman will gain a better understanding in these candid essays of who she is and of the life choices that influenced her writing and helped her to become the successful author she is today.
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            ISBN 9780063000131
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperLuxe
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            Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
             

            Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Trethewey, Natasha

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Aug 20

            Natasha Trethewey was born in Mississippi in the 60s to a black mother and a white father. When she was six, Natasha's parents divorced, and she and her mother moved to Atlanta. There, her mother met the man who would become her second husband, and Natasha's stepfather. While she... was still a child, Natasha decided that she would not tell her mother about what her stepfather did when she was not there: the quiet bullying and control, the games of cat and mouse. Her mother kept her own secrets, secrets that grew harder to hide as Natasha came of age. When Natasha was nineteen and away at college, her stepfather shot her mother dead on the driveway outside their home. With penetrating insight and a searing voice that moves from the wrenching to the elegiac, Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence, and a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Luminous, urgent, and visceral, it cements Trethewey's position as one of the most important voices in America today.
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            ISBN 9781408840023
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            My Life as a Villainess: Essays
             

            My Life as a Villainess: Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lippman, Laura

            • RRP: $40.99
            • $32.79
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            New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience. Her... voice is wry and relatable, her takes often surprising. Meet the Woman Behind the Books... In this collection of original and previously published nonfiction essays, New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman offers readers an introspective look into various facets of her life. Her childhood and school years, her successful career as a newspaper reporter, the challenge of balance, her life as a novelist and a reader--Lippman's takes on these universal subjects offer as many twists as her award-winning crime fiction. Of the 16 essays, only three have appeared in book form before. Game of Crones, published online by Longreads in May 2019, has more than 100,000 unique views to date. Essays include: - Men Explain The Wire to Me - Game of Crones - My Life as a Villainess - My Father's Bar - The 31st Stocking Fans of Laura Lippman will gain a better understanding in these candid essays of who she is and of the life choices that influenced her writing and helped her to become the successful author she is today.
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            ISBN 9780062997333
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher William Morrow & Company
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            The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child
             

            The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Martin, Heather

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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            The definitive, authorised biography of Lee Child

            ISBN 9781472134240
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            The Details: On Love, Death and Reading

            The Details: On Love, Death and Reading (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bennett Daylight, Tegan

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            A long and intimate relationship with reading has taught acclaimed writer Tegan Bennett Daylight that - in life as in books - the delight is in the details. Tegan Bennett Daylight has led a life in books - as a writer, a teacher and a critic, but first and foremost as a reader. R...eading has been her inspiration and solace, her recreation and profession, her poison and her medicine. In this deeply intimate and insightful work, Daylight describes how her rich storehouse of reading has nourished her life, and how her life informs her reading. In both, she shows us that it's the small points of connection - the details - that really matter: what we see when someone close to us dies, when we give birth, when we fall in love, when we make friends. The details are what we can share and compare and carry with us. Daylight writes with invigorating candour and compassion about her mother's last days; her own experiences of childbearing and its aftermath (in her celebrated essay 'Vagina'); her long admiration of Helen Garner and George Saunders; and her great loves and friendships. Each chapter is a revelation, and a celebration of how books offer not an escape from 'real life' but a richer engagement with the business of living. The result is a work that will truly deepen your relationship with books, and with other readers. The delight is in the details. 'Daylight is simply a superb writer. Her prose is supple, discursive, funny, restrained and loving. On finishing The Details, I felt as I do at the end of every great book: washed clean and scoured out; unmade and remade. Like all great art, The Details is about many things at once: among them birth and death, laughter and misery, mothers and children, the body and the spirit - and informing and transforming all this, of course, it is about reading and the creation of a sustaining inner life. It reminds us that in life as in writing, it's the illuminating detail that reveals the truth of who we are. If you love reading, you'l
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            ISBN 9781760855253
            Published NZ 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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