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              Black and Blue: a memoir of racism and resilience

              Black and Blue: a memoir of racism and resilience (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gorrie, Veronica

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              The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force. A proud Kurnai woman, Veronica Gorrie grew up dauntless, full of cheek and a fierce sense of justice. After watching her friends and family s...uffer under a deeply compromised law-enforcement system, Gorrie signed up for training to become one of a rare few Aboriginal police officers in Australia. In her ten years in the force, she witnessed appalling institutional racism and sexism, and fought past those things to provide courageous and compassionate service to civilians in need, many Aboriginal themselves. With a great gift for storytelling and a wicked sense of humour, Gorrie frankly and movingly explores the impact of racism on her family and her life, the impact of intergenerational trauma resulting from cultural dispossession, and the inevitable difficulties of making her way as an Aboriginal woman in the white-and-male-dominated workplace of the police force. Black and Blue is a memoir of remarkable fortitude and resilience, told with wit, wisdom, and great heart.
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              ISBN 9781925849240
              Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
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              The Newcomer

              The Newcomer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Woollett, Laura Elizabeth

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              In a hotel room on a sleepy Pacific island, Judy Novak waits. And worries. It isn't the first time 29-year-old problem child Paulina has kept her mother waiting. But Judy can't ignore the island's jagged cliffs and towering pines - or the dread that Paulina has finally acted on h...er threats to take her own life. When Paulina's body is discovered, Judy's worst fears seem confirmed. Only, Paulina didn't kill herself. She was murdered. So begins a thorny investigation, wherein every man on the island is a suspect yet none are as maligned as Paulina- the captivating newcomer known for her hard drinking, disastrous relationships, and habit of walking alone. But, above all, Paulina is her mother's daughter. And death won't stop Judy Novak from fighting for Paulina's life.
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              ISBN 9781922310231
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2021
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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
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              Fox and I: an uncommon friendship

              Fox and I: an uncommon friendship (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Raven, Catherine

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              A solitary woman's inspiring, moving, surprising, and often funny memoir about the transformative power of her unusual friendship with a wild fox. Catherine Raven left home at 15, fleeing an abusive father and an indifferent mother. Drawn to the natural world, she worked as a ran...ger in national parks, at times living in her run-down car on abandoned construction sites, or camping on a piece of land in Montana she bought from a colleague. She managed to put herself through college and then graduate school, eventually earning a PhD in biology. Yet she never felt at home with people, and eventually built a house on her remote plot, and, except when teaching, spoke to no one. One day, she realised that a wild fox that had been appearing at her house was coming by every day precisely at 4.15. He became a regular visitor, eventually sitting near her as she read to him from The Little Prince or Dr Seuss. Her scientific training had taught her not to anthropomorphise animals, but as she grew to know him, his personality revealed itself - and he became her friend. But friends cannot always save each other from the uncontained forces of nature. Though this is a story of survival, it is also a poignant and dramatic tale of living in the wilderness and coping with inevitable loss. This uplifting, fable-like true story about the friendship between a solitary woman and a wild fox not only reveals the power of friendship and our interconnectedness with the natural world, but is an original, imaginative, and beautiful work that introduces a stunning new voice.
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              ISBN 9781922310835
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
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              The Snow Line

              The Snow Line (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McWatt, Tessa

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              Old and young. White and brown. Male and female. British. Indian. Other. Four strangers from around the world arrive in India for a wedding. Together, they climb a mountain - but will they see the same thing from the top? Londoner Reema, who left India before she could speak, is ...searching for a sign that will help her make a life-changing decision. In pensioner Jackson's suitcase is something he must let go of, but is he strong enough? Together with two unlikely companions, they take a road trip up a mountain deep in the Himalayas, heading for the snow line - the place where the ice begins. They are surrounded by magnificent views, but even standing in the same place, they all see things differently. As they ascend higher and higher, they must learn to cross the lines that divide them.
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              ISBN 9781925849028
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2021
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              Every Deep-Drawn Breath: an intensive-care doctor's notes on healing
               

              Every Deep-Drawn Breath: an intensive-care doctor's notes on healing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ely, Wes

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              A world-renowned critical-care doctor offers hope for patients, their families, and the future of medicine in this timely, urgent, and compassionate work about the devastating and little-known physical and emotional effects of ICU stays. A world-renowned critical-care doctor offe...rs hope for patients, their families, and the future of medicine in this timely, urgent, and compassionate work about the devastating and little-known physical and emotional effects of ICU stays. As COVID-19 survivors are discharged from hospitals, grateful to be alive, most don't realise that the hardest part of their battle may be about to begin. Many will return home and struggle with long-term physical, mental, and emotional problems either caused or exacerbated by the life-saving treatment they received in intensive care. They'll join the ranks of critical-care survivors whose lives are completely upturned by a hospital stay. More than half of the patients admitted to ICUs will struggle with post-intensive care syndrome, which can include Alzheimer's-like cognitive deficits, PTSD, muscle and nerve damage, and depression. Their personal and professional lives can suffer irreparably. Worst of all, no one seems to understand that they have an illness at all. Not even their doctors. Dr Ely is now a leader in the field of ICU survivorship - advocating for compassionate care in the technology-driven enclave of the modern ICU - especially relevant during the coronavirus pandemic. In Every Deep-Drawn Breath, Dr Ely sounds a warning for the millions of people who will be admitted to ICUs in coming years and a wake-up call for healthcare professionals - himself included - to turn their gaze from the latest life-saving machines to really see, as he says, 'the person in the patient'.
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              ISBN 9781922310644
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2021
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              Let's Talk About Hard Things: death, sex, money, and other difficult conversations

              Let's Talk About Hard Things: death, sex, money, and other difficult conversations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sale, Anna

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              Death. Sex. Money. Tricky subjects we're taught to avoid in polite conversation. But if they're so unpleasant, why do so many people tune in regularly to hear Anna Sale asking perfect strangers about them? What if, rather than declaring them off-limits, we could all benefit from ...discussing them more? In Let's Talk About Hard Things, Sale - the host of cult podcast Death, Sex & Money, which tackles life's hard questions - takes her quest for more honest communication into her own life. She considers her history of facing (and sometimes avoiding) difficult subjects, both personal and cultural; she reflects on race, wealth, inequality, love, grief, death, power - all the things that shape our daily lives, the things we should be talking about, but often struggle to. She tracks down people whose stories best illuminate the transformative power of tough conversations, and offers, with her trademark empathy and insight, different ways of approaching these tricky topics with family, friends, loved ones, and strangers alike. Part treatise, part how-to, and part memoir, Let's Talk About Hard Things is candid, unflinching, and entertaining in its quest to make everyone more comfortable with the uncomfortable realities of life. 'The number one driver of human happiness, across time and culture, is meaningful connection to others. The road to connection is conversations. Anna Sale is giving us the encouragement, the example, and the tools to do the one thing that can bring us closer- talk about hard things.' -Kelly Corrigan, host of Kelly Corrigan Wonders and bestselling author of Tell Me More
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              ISBN 9781925713480
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2021
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              The Sisters Mao: a novel
               

              The Sisters Mao: a novel (Hardback)

              By McCrea, Gavin

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              Against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution and Europe's sexual revolution, the fates of two families in London and Beijing become unexpectedly intertwined, in this dazzling new novel from the author of Mrs Engels. Revolution is a Family Affair. In London, sisters Iris an...d Eva, members of a radical performance collective, plan an attack on the West End theatre where their mother is playing the title role in Miss Julie. Meanwhile in Beijing, Jiang Qing, Chairman Mao's wife, rehearses a gala performance of her model ballet, The Red Detachment of Women, which she will use in order to attack her enemies in the Party. As the preparations for these two astonishing performances unfold, Iris, Eva, and Jiang Qing are transformed into unforgettable protagonists in a single epic drama. The three 'sisters', although fighting very different personal battles, find themselves bound together by the passions of love, by the obsessions of power, and by the forces of history. Exquisitely observed, relevant, and wise, The Sisters Mao shows us that the political is always personal.
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              ISBN 9781912854394
              Released NZ 9 Sep 2021
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              Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

              Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Siegel, Daniel J.

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              An inside-out guide to the emerging adolescent mind, ages 12-24 --Jacket.

              ISBN 9781922070944
              Published NZ 26 Feb 2014
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              The Woman They Could Not Silence: Elizabeth Packard's incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear
               

              The Woman They Could Not Silence: Elizabeth Packard's incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moore, Kate

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              From the internationally bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes a dark but ultimately uplifting tale of a woman whose incredible journey still resonates today. From the internationally bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes a dark but ultimately uplifting tale of a wo...man whose incredible journey still resonates today. Elizabeth Packard was an ordinary Victorian housewife and mother of six. That was, until the first Woman's Rights Convention was held in 1848, inspiring Elizabeth and many other women to dream of greater freedoms. She began voicing her opinions on politics and religion - opinions that her husband did not share. Incensed and deeply threatened by her growing independence, he had her declared 'slightly insane' and committed to an asylum. Inside the Illinois State Hospital, Elizabeth found many other perfectly lucid women who, like her, had been betrayed by their husbands and incarcerated for daring to have a voice. But just because you are sane, doesn't mean that you can escape a madhouse ... Fighting the stigma of her gender and her supposed madness, Elizabeth embarked on a ceaseless quest for justice. It not only challenged the medical science of the day and saved untold others from suffering her fate, it ultimately led to a giant leap forward in human rights the world over. 'I have waited fifty years for this full-length biography of Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard, and Kate Moore's The Woman They Could Not Silence is simply magnificent. It reads like a suspense novel- one is on the edge of her seat at all times; one cannot believe what happens next - and then after that. History comes alive as does the tragedy of women who were falsely judged mad and then incarcerated and tortured in 19th century American Insane Asylums. Moore's research is impeccable. She tells us the whole terrifying and thrilling story- the cost of battle, the triumph of cruel and corrupt misogynists, the nature of feminist victory. It is a complicated story and one bril
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              ISBN 9781922585080
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2021
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