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            Times Like These: On grief, hope & remarkable love
             

            Times Like These: On grief, hope & remarkable love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Langstone, Michelle

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            A quietly astonishing collection of personal essays from one of New Zealand's most exciting new voices. 'Michelle Langstone writes as she performs-with wit, humanity and a fierce vulnerability, holding on tight.' - Diana Wichtel

            ISBN 9781988547527
            Published NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Surfacing

            Surfacing (Paperback, Main)

            By Jamie, Kathleen

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            A new collection of writing from the prize-winning author of Findings and Sightlines.

            ISBN 9781908745828
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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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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            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 30 Jul 2021
            Publisher Otago University Press
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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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            Tales From the Farm by the Yorkshire Shepherdess

            Tales From the Farm by the Yorkshire Shepherdess (Hardback)

            By Owen, Amanda

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            A charming, evocative collection of Amanda Owen's columns in The Dalesman magazine, describing life on the farm for her family.

            ISBN 9781529074758
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Things I Learned at Art School
              

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

            By Dunn, Megan

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Aug 21

            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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            Small Bodies of Water
              

            Small Bodies of Water (Hardback, Main)

            By Powles, Nina Mingya

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            • Pub Date
              14 Sep 21

            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
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
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            Going with the Boys: Six Extraordinary Women Writing from the Front Line
             

            Going with the Boys: Six Extraordinary Women Writing from the Front Line (Hardback)

            By Mackrell, Judith

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            • Pub Date
              10 Aug 21

            The gripping story of six pioneerng women war correspondents from the acclaimed and bestselling author of Flappers and The Unfinished Palazzo.

            ISBN 9781509882939
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Everybody
             

            Everybody (Hardback)

            By Laing, Olivia

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            The author of The Lonely City takes readers on an ambitious investigation into the body in the twentieth century, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to chart an electrifying course through the great freedom movements of the era, from gay rights and sexual ...liberation to feminism and the civil rights movement.
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            ISBN 9781509857111
            Released NZ 27 Jul 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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