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            Things I Learned at Art School
             

            Things I Learned at Art School (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dunn, Megan

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            From the writer who brought you Tinderbox, a book about a woman trying to write a book, comes Things I Learned at Art School, a memoir by a woman who has never kept a diary. Until now. Part memoir, part essay collection, Megan Dunn's ingenious, moving, hilariously personal Things... I Learned at Art School tells the story of her early life and coming-of-age in New Zealand in the '70s, '80s and '90s. From her parents' split-up to her Smurf collection, from the mean girls at school to the mermaid movie Splash!, from her work in strip clubs and massage parlours (and one steak restaurant) to the art school of the title, this is a dazzling, killer read from a contemporary voice of comic brilliance. Chapters include- The Ballad of Western Barbie; A Comprehensive List of All the Girls Who Teased Me at Western Heights High School, What They Looked Like and Why They Did It; On Being a Redhead; Life Begins at Forty- That Time My Uncle Killed Himself; Good Girls Write Memoirs, Bad Girls Don't Have Time; Videos I Watched with My Father; Things I Learned at Art School; CV of a Fat Waitress; Nine Months in a Massage Parlour Called Belle de Jour; Various Uses for a Low Self-esteem; Art in the Waiting Room and Submerging Artist. Praise for Tinderbox- Tinderbox is deadpan hilarious and Megan Dunn is a comic genius. - Susanna Andrew, Metro Megan Dunn's wry, whip-smart memoir about Fahrenheit 451, literary ambition & the last days of Borders Bookstores is funny & insightful as hell. Like Kathy Acker meets Sue Townsend. The read of the summer! ... already one of my favourite New Zealand books. - Hera Lindsay Bird Witty, highly entertaining. - Philip Matthews, Stuff Tinderbox is such a shape-shifter, such a sui generis work, that to call it a memoir does it a disservice ... Dunn's voice is hard to resist - sardonic, brazen, sagacious - recalling, in places, Nora Ephron, John Jeremiah Sullivan, and Maggie Nelson. - James Cook, Review 31
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            ISBN 9780143774853
            Published NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail: The Diary of a Country Vet
             

            Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail: The Diary of a Country Vet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hawkins, Danielle

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            A charming, sometimes heartbreaking, oftentimes laugh-out-loud journey through the seasons with a New Zealand country animal vet<\p> Danielle Hawkins is a farm vet, mother, sheep farmer's wife and author. From calving cows to literary lunches, pet lambs to parenting, occasionally... overwhelmed but almost always sure she wouldn't want it any other way, her diary celebrates the joys of rural living.<\p>
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            ISBN 9781775541585
            Published NZ 1 May 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            James Courage Diaries
             

            James Courage Diaries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Brickell, Chris

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            NZ author James Courage moved to London in 1927 and began writing novels, plays, poems and short stories. His 1959 novel, A Way of Love, was the first gay novel written by a New Zealander. Between 1920 and 1963, Courage confided his thoughts to a private diary, recording his triu...mphs and struggles with an engaging honesty and a lively intelligence.
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            ISBN 9781990048036
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Nine Lives: New Zealand Writers on Notable New Zealanders
              

            Nine Lives: New Zealand Writers on Notable New Zealanders (Paperback)

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            • Pub Date
              11 Nov 21

            A selected group of NZ writers have chosen a favourite New Zealander to write an essay on. These pieces are personal, illuminating and often moving. Around 5,000 words per essay, the writers had full choice on who to write about and what approach to take, so there is great variet...y in the styles.
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            ISBN 9781990003370
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2021
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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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

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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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              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 Amazon Publishing
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            Series The Fire Blossom Saga
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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

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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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            Small Bodies of Water
              

            Small Bodies of Water (Hardback, Main)

            By Powles, Nina Mingya

            • RRP: $37.18
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            A lyrical, poetic essay collection that blends memoir with powerful writing on the natural world, taking us from London to New Zealand, Shanghai to Malaysia - from the winner of the Nan Shepherd Prize

            ISBN 9781838852153
            Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
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            A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo

            A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo (Hardback)

            By Saunders, George

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            In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he's been teaching for twenty years as a professor in the prestigious Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev..., Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. Saunders approaches each of these stories technically yet accessibly, and through them explains how narrative functions; why we stay immersed in a story and why we resist it; and the bedrock virtues a writer must foster. For the process of writing, Saunders reminds us, is as much a craft as it is a quality of openness and a willingness to see the world through new eyes. Funny, frank, and rigorous, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain ultimately shows how great fiction can change a person's life and become a benchmark of one's moral and ethical beliefs.
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            ISBN 9781526624284
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Strong Words #2
             

            Strong Words #2 (Paperback)

            Edited by Neale, Emma

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            Strong Words #2 showcases the long-listed entries for the 2019 and 2020 Landfall essay competitions.

            ISBN 9781990048050
            Published NZ 30 Jun 2021
            Publisher Otago University Press
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