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              Swan Song: An Odyssey
               

              Swan Song: An Odyssey (Hardback)

              By Alther, Lisa

              • RRP: $50.00
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              • Pub Date
                9 Jun 20

              A new novel, funny, wise, moving, true, as only Lisa Alther can write ( she had me laughing at 4 in the morning --Doris Lessing), set on a cruise ship, about a woman, a doctor, in charge of the ship's clinic, recovering from the loss of her longtime female lover, a much-admired w...riter, and coping with the high-wire madcappery of cruise ship life as she reckons with her past and feels her way into the future. Dr. Jessie Drake, in her mid-sixties, following the sudden deaths of her parents and Kat, her partner of twenty years, has fled the Vermont life she has known for decades. In an effort to escape the oppressive constancy of grief, she accepts a job from an old flame from her residency in New York City's Roosevelt Hospital, and agrees to assist Ben as the ship's doctor on a British liner. Jesse boards in Hong Kong and as the Amphitrite sails throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East, cruise ship antics ensue. Jessie is lulled back into a long-ago romance with the ship's co-doctor, and both she and her new/old beau become enmeshed with the ship's lead (female) singer/entertainer. Among the passengers who fling socialized behavior aside on the high seas: a former Florida beauty queen (Miss Florida Power and Light) on a second honeymoon with her husband, as she causes high-velocity scandal, while juggling onboard affairs with a suicidal golf pro, and a defrocked priest hired as the liner's 'Gentleman Host', until she vanishes--poof!--from the ship off the coast of Portugal . . . As the ship sails through the Gulf of Aden, and into a possible hijacking by Somali pirates, Jessie retreats into her lover's journals, written during her final months, journals filled with sketches of potential characters, observations on life and love--as well as drafts of a long new poem in-progress, Swan Song, that seems to be about being in love with someone else, someone new. As Jessie's grief turns to suspicion about the woman she thought she knew so well, her illumination of the p
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              ISBN 9780525657545
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
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              Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

              Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope (Hardback)

              By Kristof, Nicholas D.; WuDunn, Sheryl

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              This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf --Copyright page.

              ISBN 9780525655084
              Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
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              Truel1f3 (Truelife)
                

              Truel1f3 (Truelife) (Hardback)

              By Kristoff, Jay

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              • Pub Date
                30 Jun 20

              From the bestselling co-author of the Illuminae Files comes the thrilling finale in the LIFEL1K3 trilogy--hailed by Marie Lu as a breathless, action-packed exploration of what humanity really means. Best friends have become enemies. Lovers have become strangers. And deciding whos...e side you're on could be the difference between life and death. For Eve and Lemon, discovering the truth about themselves--and each other--was too much for their friendship to take. But with the country on the brink of a new world war--this time between the BioMaas swarm at CityHive and Daedalus's army at Megopolis, loyalties will be pushed to the brink, unlikely alliances will form and with them, betrayals. But the threat doesn't stop there, because the lifelikes are determined to access the program that will set every robot free, a task requiring both Eve and Ana, the girl she was created to replace. In the end, violent clashes and heartbreaking choices reveal the true heroes . . . and they may not be who you think they are.
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              ISBN 9781524714000
              Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series LIFEL1K3
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              American Poison

              American Poison (Hardback)

              By Porter, Eduardo

              • RRP: $55.00
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              A sweeping examination of how American racism has broken the country's social compact, eroded America's common goods, and damaged the lives of every American--and a heartfelt look at how these deep wounds might begin to heal --

              ISBN 9780451494887
              Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
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              Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty

              Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty (Hardback)

              By Madrick, Jeff

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              An essential, and impossible to ignore, examination of one of the most pressing, harmful, and heartbreaking problems facing our country: the widespread poverty among American children. By official count, more than one out of every six American children live beneath the poverty li...ne. But statistics alone tell little of the story. In Invisible Americans, Jeff Madrick brings to light the often invisible reality and irreparable damage of child poverty in America. He examines the roots of the problem, including the toothless remnants of our social welfare system, entrenched racism, a government unmotivated to help the most voiceless citizens. But throughout Madrick keeps his focus on the children. Backed by new and unambiguous research, he makes clear the devastating consequences of growing up poor: living in poverty, even temporarily, is detrimental to cognitive abilities, emotional control, and the overall health of children. The cost to society is incalculable. The inaction of politicians is unacceptable. Still, Madrick argues, there may be more reason to hope now than ever before. Rather than attempting to treat the symptoms of poverty, we might be able to ameliorate its worst effects through a single, simple, and politically feasible policy that he lays out in this impassioned and urgent call to arms.
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              ISBN 9780451494184
              Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
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              The Court of Miracles
               

              The Court of Miracles (Hardback)

              By Grant, Kester

              • RRP: $40.99
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              Les Miserables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of the French Revolution. In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has ...failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thenardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina's life is midnight robberies, avoiding her father's fists, and watching over her naive adopted sister, Cosette (Ettie). When Ettie attracts the eye of the Tiger--the ruthless lord of the Guild of Flesh--Nina is caught in a desperate race to keep the younger girl safe. Her vow takes her from the city's dark underbelly to the glittering court of Louis XVII. And it also forces Nina to make a terrible choice--protect Ettie and set off a brutal war between the guilds, or forever lose her sister to the Tiger.
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              ISBN 9781524772857
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Court of Miracles
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              The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)
                

              The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pullman, Philip

              • RRP: $32.50
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              • Pub Date
                9 Jun 20

              The #1 New York Times Bestseller! Return to the world of His Dark Materials--now an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda--in the second volume of Philip Pullman's new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust. The windows betwee...n the many worlds have been sealed and the momentous adventures of Lyra Silvertongue's youth are long behind her--or so she thought. Lyra is now a twenty-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia's College and intrigue is swirling around her once more. Her daemon Pantalaimon is witness to a brutal murder, and the dying man entrusts them with secrets that carry echoes from their past. The more Lyra is drawn into these mysteries, the less she is sure of. Even the events of her own past come into question when she learns of Malcolm Polstead's role in bringing her to Jordan College. Now Lyra and Malcolm will travel far beyond the confines of Oxford, across Europe and into the Levant, searching for a city haunted by daemons, and a desert said to hold the truth of Dust. The dangers they face will challenge everything they thought they knew about the world, and about themselves. Praise for The Book of Dust It's a stunning achievement, this universe Pullman has created and continues to build on. --The New York Times Pullman's writing is simple, unpretentious, beautiful, true. The conclusion to The Book of Dust can't come soon enough. --The Washington Post
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              ISBN 9780553510706
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Book of Dust
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              Doodleville
                

              Doodleville (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sell, Chad

              • RRP: $27.99
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              • Pub Date
                9 Jun 20

              For fans of Svetlana Chmakova's Awkward and Raina Telgemeier's Smile comes an inventive new story from Cardboard Kingdom creator Chad Sell about a group of young artists who must work together when one of their own creations becomes a monster. Drew is just a regular artist. But t...here's nothing ordinary about her art. Her doodles are mischievous . . . and rarely do they stay in Doodleville, the world she's created in her sketchbook. Instead, Drew's doodles prefer to explore the world outside. But after an inspiring class trip to the Art Institute of Chicago--where the doodles cause a bit too much trouble--Drew decides it's time to take her artistic talents to the next level. Enter the Leviathan--Levi, for short. He's bigger and better than anything Drew has ever created before. He's a monster, but a friendly one. That is, until Levi begins to wreak havoc on Drew's other doodles--and on the heroes her classmates have dreamt up. Levi won't be easily tamed, and it seems there is a link between the monster's bad behavior and Drew's feelings. With the help of her loyal art club friends, will she be able to save Doodleville--and Levi--before it's too late?
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              ISBN 9781984894717
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Doodleville
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              Code Like a Girl: Rad Tech Projects and Practical Tips

              Code Like a Girl: Rad Tech Projects and Practical Tips (Hardback)

              By Peskowitz, Miriam

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              Introduces readers to coding with projects and step-by-step intructions.

              ISBN 9781524713898
              Released NZ 13 Oct 2019
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Red Lotus: A Novel
               

              The Red Lotus: A Novel (Hardback)

              By Bohjalian, Chris

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              From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant comes a twisting story of love and deceit: an American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam and his girlfriend, an emergency room doctor trained to ask questions, follows a path that leads her h...ome to the very hospital where they met. The first time Alexis saw Austin, it was a Saturday night. Not in a bar, but in the emergency room where Alexis sutured a bullet wound in his arm. Six months later, on the brink of falling in love, they travel to Vietnam on a bike tour so that Austin can show her his passion for cycling and he can pay his respects to the place where his father and uncle fought in the war. But as Alexis sips white wine and waits at the hotel for him to return from his solo ride, two men emerge from the tall grass and Austin vanishes into thin air. The only clue he leaves behind is a bright yellow energy gel dropped on the road. As Alexis grapples with this bewildering loss, navigating the FBI, Austin's prickly family, and her colleagues at the hospital, Alexis uncovers a series of strange lies that force her to wonder: Where did Austin go? Why did he really bring her to Vietnam? And how much danger has he left her in? Set amidst the adrenaline-fueled world of the emergency room, The Red Lotus is a global thriller about those who dedicate their lives to saving people, and those who peddle death to the highest bidder.
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              ISBN 9780385544801
              Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
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