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              The Ancient Minstrel: Novellas
               

              The Ancient Minstrel: Novellas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harrison, Jim

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              A New York Times bestseller, The Ancient Minstrel is a stunning collection of novellas that highlight Jim Harrison s phenomenal range as a writer, shot through with his trademark wit and keen insight into the human condition. Harrison has tremendous fun with his own reputation in... the title novella, about an aging writer in Montana who indulges his lifelong dream of raising pigs, struggles to write the big novel he s rashly promised his editor, and attempts to rekindle the long marriage that has sustained him. In Eggs, a Montana woman recalls a life spent collecting eggsat her grandparents farm in Montana and near Dorset, England, where she ends up during World War II. Eggs of a different sort preoccupy her when, unmarried but undeterred, she decides to try to have a baby. And in The Case of the Howling Buddhas, retired Detective Sunderson is hired as a private investigator to look into a bizarre cult that achieves satori by howling along with howler monkeys at the zoo. Fresh and entertaining, with moments of both profound wisdom and sublime humor, The Ancient Minstrel is an exceptional reminder of why Harrison was one of our most beloved and critically acclaimed writers.
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              ISBN 9780802126344
              Released NZ 14 Mar 2017
              Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
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              The Last Stand of Fox Company
               

              The Last Stand of Fox Company (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Drury, Bob; Clavin, Tom

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              November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Mao's warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their... only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass, a narrow gorge that will need to be held open at all costs. The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines of Fox Company, a courageous but undermanned unit of the First Marines. Barber and his men climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the pass, where they will endure four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take Fox Hill. Amid the relentless violence, three-quarters of Fox's Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. Just when it looks like they will be overrun, Lt. Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin, volunteers to lead a daring mission that will seek to cut a hole in the Chinese lines and relieve the men of Fox. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism in the face of impossible odds.
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              ISBN 9780802144515
              Released NZ 3 Nov 2009
              Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
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              Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943
               

              Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943 (Hardback)

              By Holland, Professor of Law James

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              The night of 16 May, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood ...to the industries supplying the Third Reich's war machine. From the outset it was an almost impossible task, a suicide mission: to fly low and at night in formation over many miles of enemy-occupied territory at the very limit of the Lancasters' capacity, and drop a new weapon that had never been tried operationally before from a precise height of just sixty feet from the water at some of the most heavily defended targets in Germany. More than that, the entire operation had to be put together in less than ten weeks. When visionary aviation engineer Barnes Wallis's concept of the bouncing bomb was green lighted, he hadn't even drawn up his plans for the weapon that was to smash the dams. What followed was an incredible race against time, which, despite numerous setbacks and against huge odds, became one of the most successful and game-changing bombing raids of all time.
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              ISBN 9780802121691
              Released NZ 21 Nov 2013
              Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
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              Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
               

              Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marlantes, Karl

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              An incredible publishing story--written over the course of thirty years by a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, a New York Times best seller for sixteen weeks, a National Indie Next and a USA Today best seller-- Matterhorn has been hailed as a brilliant account of war ( New York T...imes Book Review ). Now out in paperback, Matterhorn is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead and James Jones's The Thin Red Line. It is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood. Standing in their way are not merely the North Vietnamese but also monsoon rain and mud, leeches and tigers, disease and malnutrition. Almost as daunting, it turns out, are the obstacles they discover between each other: racial tension, competing ambitions, and duplicitous superior officers. But when the company finds itself surrounded and outnumbered by a massive enemy regiment, the Marines are thrust into the raw and all-consuming terror of combat. The experience will change them forever. Matterhorn is a visceral and spellbinding novel about what it is like to be a young man at war. It is an unforgettable novel that transforms the tragedy of Vietnam into a powerful and universal story of courage, camaraderie, and sacrifice: a parable not only of the war in Vietnam but of all war, and a testament to the redemptive power of literature.
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              ISBN 9780802145314
              Released NZ 26 May 2011
              Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
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              Acqua Alta
               

              Acqua Alta (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Leon, Donna

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              In Leon's fifth Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery, the beating of renowned art historian Dotoressa Brett Lynch draws the contemporary Venetian police detective out of his warm and loving home and into the yearly onslaught of acqua alta, the torrential winter rains. Brett, an Ame...rican who spearheaded a recent exhibition of Chinese pottery in Venice, lives with her lover, Flavia Petrelli, the reigning diva of La Scala. With his open mind and good sense, Brunetti finds himself more fazed by Flavia's breathtaking talent than by the nontraditional relationship between the two women. Brunetti's deliberate and humane investigation to uncover a motive for Brett's beating takes him to dark, wet corners of Venice and into a sinister web of art theft, fakery and base human desires. Every fan's first-pick Brunetti novel. -- The New Yorker Music and art mingle delightfully with murder and mayhem in the course of this very engaging story. -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A subtle study of emotion and character... A sophisticated mystery. -- Library Journal
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              ISBN 9780802120281
              Released NZ 9 May 2013
              Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
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              Series Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries (Paperback)
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              Valley of the Dolls
               

              Valley of the Dolls (Trade Paperback / Paperback, -50th Anniversary ed.)

              By Susann, Jacqueline

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              First hardcover edition published by Bernard Geis Associates in 1966.

              ISBN 9780802125347
              Released NZ 21 Jul 2016
              Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
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              Sick Girl

              Sick Girl (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Silverstein, Amy

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              An incredible journey into the life of a young heart transplant patient, Sick Girl is extraordinary both for its gripping story of a medical miracle and for its unique and forceful narrator.

              ISBN 9780802143877
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2008
              Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
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              Tales of the New World: Stories

              Tales of the New World: Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Murray, Sabina

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              Murray confronts the manipulation, compassion, ambition, and controversy surrounding some of the most intrepid and sadistic pioneers of the last four millennia: iconic explorers and settlers are made intimately human as they plow through the unnavigated boundaries of their worlds... to give shape to modern geography, philosophy, and science.
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              ISBN 9780802170835
              Released NZ 8 Nov 2011
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              The Cherry Orchard
               

              The Cherry Orchard (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chekhov, Anton; Adapted by Karam, Stephen; Translated by Pevear, Richard; Volokhonsky, Larissa

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              A major new interpretation of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece.

              ISBN 9780802144096
              Released NZ 6 Jan 2009
              Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
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              50 Most Romantic Things Ever Done

              50 Most Romantic Things Ever Done (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Von Mueffling, Dini

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              From Antony and Cleopatra to Hepburn and Tracy, from the Taj Mahal to the Rainbow Room, The 50 Most Romantic Things Ever Done gathers the most extraordinary stories of what historical figures, celebrities, and ordinary people have done for love.

              ISBN 9780802137890
              Released NZ 11 Jan 2001
              Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
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