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              Early Morning Riser: A novel
               

              Early Morning Riser: A novel (Hardback)

              By Heiny, Katherine

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              A wise, bighearted, boundlessly joyful novel of love, disaster, and unconventional family from the celebrated author of Standard Deviation --

              ISBN 9780525659341
              Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
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              Songs in Ursa Major: A novel
                

              Songs in Ursa Major: A novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback, International edition)

              By Brodie, Emma

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              • Pub Date
                22 Jun 21

              A scintillating debut from a major new voice in fiction, Songs in Ursa Major is a love story set in 1969, alive with music, sex, and the trappings of fame. Raised on an island off Massachusetts by a mother who wrote songs for famous musicians, Jane Quinn is singing in her own ban...d before she's old enough to even read music. When folk legend Jesse Reid hears about Jane's performance at the island's music festival, a star is born--and so is a passionate love affair: they become inseparable when her band joins his on tour. Wary of being cast as his girlfriend--and haunted by her mother's shattered ambitions-- Jane shields her relationship from the public eye, but Jesse's star power pulls her into his orbit of fame. Caught up in the thrill of the road and the profound and lustful connection she has with Jesse, Jane is blind-sided by the discovery she makes about the dark secret beneath his music. Heartbroken and blackballed by the industry, Jane is now truly on her own: to make the music she loves, and to make peace with her family Shot through with the lyrics, the icons, the lore, the adrenaline of the early 70s music scene, Songs in Ursa Major pulses with romantic longing and asks the question so many female artists must face: What are we willing to sacrifice for our dreams?
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              ISBN 9781524712037
              Released NZ 22 Jun 2021
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              Widespread Panic: A novel
                

              Widespread Panic: A novel (Hardback)

              By Ellroy, James

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              • Pub Date
                15 Jun 21

              From the modern master of noir comes a novel about the king of the 1950s Hollywood underground--a tale of pervasive paranoia filled with communist conspiracies, FBI finks, celebrity smut films, and strange bedfellows. Fred Otash is the man in the know and the man to know in Tinse...ltown. He operates with two simple rules--he'll do anything but murder, and he'll never work with commies. Fred is a corrupt L.A. cop on the skids. He executed a cop killer named Horvath and it gores him. So Captain Whiskey Bill Parker cans him. Now, Freddie dons an array of new hats--sleazoid private eye, shakedown artist, matchmaker for Rock Hudson, pimp for President John F. Kennedy--and, most notably--the lead tipster and head strongarm goon for Confidential magazine. Confidential presaged the idiot internet--and delivered the dirt, the dish, the insidious ink and the scurrilous skank on the feckless foibles of misanthropic movie stars, sex-soiled socialites, and putzo politicians. Freaky Freddy outs them all! In Widespread Panic we traverse the depths of '50s L.A. and internalize the inner workings of Confidential. Dig: You'll go to Burt Lancaster's lushly appointed torture den. . . You'll gas on overhyped legend James Dean as Freddy's chief stooge. . . You'll be there for Freddy's ring-a-ding rendezvous with Liz Taylor. . . You'll be front and center as Freddy runs roughshod over the stars of the silver screen and the demimonde of the Hollywood hills.
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              ISBN 9780593319345
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2021
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              Things We Lost to the Water: A novel
                

              Things We Lost to the Water: A novel (Hardback)

              By Nguyen, Eric

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              • Pub Date
                11 May 21

              A stunning debut novel about an immigrant Vietnamese family who settle in New Orleans and struggle to remain connected to one another as their lives are inexricably reshaped--and in the process, discover a new meaning of home. When Huong arrives in New Orleans with her two young ...sons, she is jobless, homeless, and worried about her husband, Cong, who remains in Vietnam. As she and her boys begin to settle into life in America, she continues to send letters and tapes back to Cong, hopeful that they will be reunited and her children will grow up with a father. But with time, Huong realizes she will never see her husband again. While she copes with this loss, her sons, Tuan and Binh, grow up in their absent father's shadow, haunted by a man and a country trapped in their memory and imagination. As they push forward, the three adapt to life in America in different ways: Huong takes up with a Vietnamese car salesman who is also new in town; Tuan tries to connect with his heritage by joining a local Vietnamese gang; and Binh, now going by Ben, embraces his burgeoning sexuality. Their search for identity--as individuals and as a family--tears them apart. But when disaster strikes the city they must find a new way to come together and honor the ties that bind them.
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              ISBN 9780593317952
              Released NZ 11 May 2021
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              Lorna Mott Comes Home: A novel
                

              Lorna Mott Comes Home: A novel (Hardback)

              By Johnson, Diane

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              • Pub Date
                29 Jun 21

              From the author of the best-selling Le Divorce and Le Mariage, a sly, subversive comedy of contemporary manners, morals, (ex)marriages, and motherhood (past, present, and future)--about an American woman, an art lecturer, in her sixties, leaving her 20-year marriage to her French... second husband, returning to her native San Francisco to pick up a life (hardly recognizable) she left behind and the entwining lives of her children and grandchildren, going slightly awry. Lorna Mott Dumas, small, pretty, high-strung, the epitome of a successful woman--lovely offspring, grandchildren, health, a French husband, a delightful house and an independent career as an admired art lecturer involving travel and public appearances, expensive clothes. She's a woman with an uncomplicated, sociable nature and an intellectual life. But in an impulsive and planned decision, Lorna has decided to leave her husband, a notorious tombeur (seducer), and his small ancestral village in France, and return to America, much more suited to her temperament than the rectitude of formal starchy France. For Lorna, a beautiful idyll is over, finished, done . . . In Lorna Mott Comes Home, Diane Johnson brings us into the dreamy, anxiety-filled American world of Lorna Mott Dumas, where much has changed and where she struggles to create a new life to support herself. Into the mix--her ex-husband, and the father of her three grown children (all supportive), and grandchildren with their own troubles (money, divorce, real estate, living on the fringe; a thriving software enterprise; a missing child in the far east; grandchildren--new hostages to fortune; and, one, 15 years old, a golden girl yet always different, diagnosed at a young age with diabetes, and now pregnant and determined to have the child) . . . In the midst of a large cast, the precarious balance of comedy and tragedy, happiness and anxiety, contentment and striving, generosity and greed, love and sex, Diane Johnson, our Edith Wharton of ex-pat li
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              ISBN 9780525521082
              Released NZ 29 Jun 2021
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              First Person Singular: Stories
               

              First Person Singular: Stories (Hardback)

              By Murakami, Haruki; Translated by Gabriel, Philip

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              A mindbending new collection of short stories from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami. The eight masterly stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From nostalgic memories of youth, meditations on music, a...nd an ardent love of baseball to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Murakami himself is present. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory. . . all with a signature Murakami twist.
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              ISBN 9780593318072
              Released NZ 6 Apr 2021
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              My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption
                

              My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption (Hardback)

              By Manuel, Ian; Stevenson, Bryan

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              • Pub Date
                4 May 21

              The ... story of a fourteen-year-old sentenced to life in prison, of the extraordinary relationship that developed between him and the woman he shot, and of his release after twenty-six years of imprisonment through the efforts of ... legal activist Bryan Stevenson --

              ISBN 9781524748524
              Released NZ 4 May 2021
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
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              Antiquities
               

              Antiquities (Hardback)

              By Ozick, Cynthia

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              From one of our most preeminent writers, a tale that captures the shifting meanings of the past, and how our experience colors those meanings. Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, one of the seven surviving trustees of the now defunct (for thirty-four years) Temple Academy for Boys, is prepar...ing a memoir of his days at the school, intertwined with a description of present events. As he navigates, with faltering recall, between the subtle anti-Semitism that pervaded the school's ethos and his fascination with his own family history--in particular, his illustrious cousin, the renowned archaeologist Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (check out his Wikipedia entry!), the source of his interest in antiquity--he reconstructs the story of his encounter from his school days with an older student named Ben-Zion Elefantin, who seems to belong to a lost ancient Jewish sect. From this seed emerges one of Cynthia Ozick's most wondrous tales, one that displays her delight in Jamesian irony and the mythical flavor of a Kafka parable, woven into her own distinct voice.
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              ISBN 9780593318829
              Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
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              An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables

              An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables (Hardback)

              By Madison, Deborah

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              From the author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone ( The Queen of Greens --Washington Post)--a warm, bracingly honest memoir that also gives us an insider's look at the vegetarian movement. Thanks to her beloved cookbooks and groundbreaking work as the chef at Greens restaurant i...n San Francisco, Deborah Madison, though not a vegetarian herself, has long been revered as this country's leading authority on vegetables. She profoundly changed the way generations of Americans think about cooking with vegetables, helping to transform vegetarian from a dirty word into a mainstream way of eating. But before she became a household name, Madison spent almost twenty years as an ordained Buddhist priest, coming of age in the midst of counterculture San Francisco. In this charmingly intimate and refreshingly frank memoir, she tells her story--and with it the story of the vegetarian movement--for the very first time. From her childhood in Big Ag Northern California to working in the kitchen of the then-new Chez Panisse, and from the birth of food TV to the age of green markets everywhere, An Onion in My Purse is as much the story of the evolution of American foodways as it is the memoir of the woman at the forefront. It is a deeply personal look at the rise of vegetable-forward cooking, and a manifesto for how to eat well.
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              ISBN 9780525656012
              Released NZ 9 Jul 2020
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              Northernmost: A Novel

              Northernmost: A Novel (Hardback)

              By Geye, Peter

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              From the acclaimed author of Wintering: a thrilling ode to the spirit of adventure and the vagaries of loss and love In 1897 Norway, Odd Einar Eide returns home from a harrowing disaster in the northernmost arctic only to witness his own funeral in full swing. His wife Inger, stu...nned to see him alive, is slow to return his devoted affection: she'd spent countless sleepless nights convinced she had now lost both her husband and their daughter, Thea, who'd emigrated to America two years before and has yet to answer their many anxious letters. Further complicating their reconciliation, a newspaperman gets wind of Eide's miraculous survival and invites them both to the city of Troms so he can write what he is sure will be a bestselling story. In 2017 Minnesota, Greta Nansen, desperately unhappy, decides to leave her children in her father's care and follow her husband to Oslo, where he's on assignment, in order to end their marriage. But for reasons mystifying even to her, she travels instead to the upper fringe of Norway--to the town where her great-great grandmother Thea was born. A dual narrative told by blood relatives separated by five generations, Northernmost confronts the darkest recesses of the human heart and celebrates our astonishing ability to endure the most excruciating trials.
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              ISBN 9780525655756
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2020
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