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              Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country
                

              Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Winder, Simon

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                21 Apr 20

              Following Germania and Danubia, the third installment in Simon Winder's personal history of Europe In 843 AD, the three surviving grandsons of the great emperor Charlemagne met at Verdun. After years of bitter squabbles over who would inherit the family land, they finally decided... to divide the territory and go their separate ways. In a moment of staggering significance, one grandson inherited the area we now know as France, another Germany and the third received the piece in between: Lotharingia. Lotharingia is a history of in-between Europe. It is the story of a place between places. In this beguiling, hilarious and compelling book, Simon Winder retraces the various powers that have tried to overtake the land that stretches from the mouth of the Rhine to the Alps and the might of the peoples who have lived there for centuries.
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              ISBN 9781250251169
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2020
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              Coventry: Essays
                

              Coventry: Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cusk, Rachel

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                7 Jul 20

              From Rachel Cusk, her first collection of essays about motherhood, marriage, feminism, and art Rachel Cusk redrew the boundaries of fiction with the Outline Trilogy, three literary masterpieces (The Washington Post) whose narrator, Faye, perceives the world with a glinting, unspa...ring intelligence while remaining opaque to the reader. Lauded for the precision of her prose and the quality of her insight, Cusk is a writer of uncommon brilliance. Now, in Coventry, she gathers a selection of her nonfiction writings that both offers new insights on the themes at the heart of her fiction and forges a startling critical voice on some of our most urgent personal, social, and artistic questions. Coventry encompasses memoir, cultural criticism, and writing about literature, with pieces on family life, gender, and politics, and on D. H. Lawrence, Francoise Sagan, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Named for an essay Cusk published in Granta ( Every so often, for offences actual or hypothetical, my mother and father stop speaking to me. There's a funny phrase for this phenomenon in England: it's called being sent to Coventry ), this collection is pure Cusk and essential reading for our age: fearless, unrepentantly erudite, and dazzling to behold.
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              ISBN 9781250619587
              Released NZ 7 Jul 2020
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              Ghost Wall
               

              Ghost Wall (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moss, Sarah

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              A Southern Living Best New Book of Winter 2019; A Refinery29 Best Book of January 2019; A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 at The Week, Huffington Post, Nylon, and Lit Hub; An Indie Next Pick for January 2019 Ghost Wall has subtlety, wit, and the force of a rock to the head: an inst...ant classic. --Emma Donoghue, author of Room A worthy match for 3 a.m. disquiet, a book that evoked existential dread, but contained it, beautifully, like a shipwreck in a bottle. --Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker A taut, gripping tale of a young woman and an Iron Age reenactment trip that unearths frightening behavior The light blinds you; there's a lot you miss by gathering at the fireside. In the north of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age. For two weeks, the length of her father's vacation, they join an anthropology course set to reenact life in simpler times. They are surrounded by forests of birch and rowan; they make stew from foraged roots and hunted rabbit. The students are fulfilling their coursework; Silvie's father is fulfilling his lifelong obsession. He has raised her on stories of early man, taken her to witness rare artifacts, recounted time and again their rituals and beliefs--particularly their sacrifices to the bog. Mixing with the students, Silvie begins to see, hear, and imagine another kind of life, one that might include going to university, traveling beyond England, choosing her own clothes and food, speaking her mind. The ancient Britons built ghost walls to ward off enemy invaders, rude barricades of stakes topped with ancestral skulls. When the group builds one of their own, they find a spiritual connection to the past. What comes next but human sacrifice? A story at once mythic and strikingly timely, Sarah Moss's Ghost Wall urges us to wonder how far we have come from the primitive minds of our ancestors.
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              ISBN 9781250234957
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2019
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              The Laundromat (Previously Published as Secrecy World): Inside the Panama Papers, Illicit Money Networks, and the Global Elite
               

              The Laundromat (Previously Published as Secrecy World): Inside the Panama Papers, Illicit Money Networks, and the Global Elite (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bernstein, Jake

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              A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter takes readers inside the world revealed by the Panama Papers, a landscape of illicit money, political corruption, and fraud on a global scale. A hidden circulatory system flows beneath the surface of global finance, carryin...g trillions of dollars from drug trafficking, tax evasion, bribery, and other illegal enterprises.
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              ISBN 9781250754400
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
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              War is Not Over When it's Over: Women Speak Out from the Ruins of War
                

              War is Not Over When it's Over: Women Speak Out from the Ruins of War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jones, Ann; USA

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              In 2007, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), which brings relief to countries in the wake of war, wanted to understand what really happened to women, in post-conflict zones. On behalf of the IRC, the author travelled through Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East, lending c...ameras to women. This title features the photographs they had taken.
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              ISBN 9780312573065
              Released NZ 2 Aug 2011
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              Small Island
               

              Small Island (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Levy, Andrea

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              Small Island has sold a million copies worldwide. This new edition of the award-winning novel ties in with the BBC /Masterpiece theatre adaptation, and the publication of her new novel The Long Song (FSG)

              ISBN 9780312429522
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2010
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              The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean
               

              The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Caputo, Philip

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              In The Longest Road, one of America's most respected writers takes an epic journey across America, Airstream in tow, and asks everyday Americans what unites and divides a country as endlessly diverse as it is large.Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip C...aputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away. And a question began to take shape: How does the United States, peopled by every race on earth, remain united? Caputo resolved that one day he'd drive from the nation's southernmost point to the northernmost point reachable by road, talking to everyday Americans about their lives and asking how they would answer his question.So it was that in 2011, in an America more divided than in living memory, Caputo, his wife, and their two English setters made their way in a truck and classic trailer (hereafter known as Fred and Ethel ) from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, covering 16,000 miles. He spoke to everyone from a West Virginia couple saving souls to a Native American shaman and taco entrepreneur. What he found is a story that will entertain and inspire readers as much as it informs them about the state of today's United States, the glue that holds us all together, and the conflicts that could cause us to pull apart.
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              ISBN 9781250048745
              Released NZ 13 May 2014
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              Number One Chinese Restaurant
               

              Number One Chinese Restaurant (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Li, Lillian

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              Named a Summer Must-Read by TIME, Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, Star Tribune, Fast Company, The Village Voice, Toronto Star, Fortune Magazine, InStyle, and O, The Oprah Magazine A joy to read--I couldn't get enough. --Buzzfeed This novel practically thumps with heartache and... sharp humor. --Chang-rae Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Native Speaker An exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone's favorite Chinese restaurant. The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pangs and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. When disaster strikes, this working family's controlled chaos is set loose, forcing each character to confront the conflicts that fast-paced restaurant life has kept at bay. Owner Jimmy Han hopes to leave his late father's homespun establishment for a fancier one. Jimmy's older brother, Johnny, and Johnny's daughter, Annie, ache to return to a time before a father's absence and a teenager's silence pushed them apart. Nan and Ah-Jack, longtime Duck House employees, are tempted to turn their thirty-year friendship into something else, even as Nan's son, Pat, struggles to stay out of trouble. And when Pat and Annie, caught in a mix of youthful lust and boredom, find themselves in a dangerous game that implicates them in the Duck House tragedy, their families must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to help their children. Generous in spirit, unaffected in its intelligence, multi-voiced, poignant, and darkly funny, Number One Chinese Restaurant looks beyond red tablecloths and silkscreen murals to share an unforgettable story about youth and aging, parents and children, and all the ways that our families destroy us while also keeping us grounded and alive.
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              ISBN 9781250229328
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
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              Heart: A History
               

              Heart: A History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jauhar, Sandeep

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              The bestselling author of Intern and Doctored tells the story of the thing that makes us tick. Jauhar deftly braids tales of discovery, hubris, and sorrow with moving accounts of his family's history of heart ailments and the patients he's treated over many years.

              ISBN 9781250234667
              Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
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              Mount Pleasant

              Mount Pleasant (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nganang, Patrice; Reid, Amy

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              The award-winning novelist Patrice Nganang's lyrical and majestic Mount Pleasant is a resurrection of the world of early-twentieth-century Cameroon and an elegy for the men and women swept up in the forces of colonisation.

              ISBN 9781250118417
              Released NZ 16 May 2017
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