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            Grand: Becoming my mother's daughter
             

            Grand: Becoming my mother's daughter (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McCarthy, Noelle

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            "I'll be grand, girl, I've great faith." - Mammy, just before she died Funny, charismatic and generous; angry, vicious and hurt; in pub lounges all over Cork City, Noelle McCarthy's mother Carol rages against her life and everything she's lost. As soon as she can, Noelle runs awa...y. All the way to New Zealand, to make a new, different kind of life. But then Mammy gets sick, and it's time to face everything that's waiting back home. From Catholic Ireland in the '70s, '80s and '90s to sparkling Auckland in the first years of the new millennium, Grand is a story of the invisible ties that bind us, of bitter legacies handed down through the generations, and of the leap of faith it takes to change them. "Derry Girls meets An Angel at My Table is an improbable combination. Yet here it is, and it is perfect. Desperately funny, hysterically sad, so beautiful and so humane. All of life is in it. I utterly adored it. - MEG MASON, AUTHOR OF SORROW AND BLISS "In this stunning reckoning with demons, McCarthy's mammy, Carol, lands on the page with a hilarious, indelible, appalling vivacity, stealing every scene. The trajectory of their relationship - intense, literally tooth and claw, barely survivable - takes them, in the nick of time, to something fierce and unbreakable. Grand will have you reassessing the power of love; the deep and painful channels it can cut." - DIANA WICHTEL, AUTHOR OF DRIVING TO TREBLINKA "A howl of anguish and love." - STEVE BRAUNIAS "Noelle McCarthy writes with wit, honesty and grace of that once-in-a-lifetime reality check for daughters - the dying of the mother." - REN E
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            ISBN 9780143776109
            Published NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Boy from Gorge River: from New Zealand's Remotest Family to the World Beyond
             

            The Boy from Gorge River: from New Zealand's Remotest Family to the World Beyond (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Long, Chris

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            From life growing up in New Zealand's remotest family to extreme, globe-trotting adventures Chris Long grew up in New Zealand's remotest family, two days' hike from the nearest road. While the media decried Chris's parents for raising him outside of society, Chris remembers a ric...h and idyllic childhood living off the land, learning resourcefulness and courage. At age 17, Chris left Gorge River - the hardest decision of his life. He's now 29. In that time he's travelled to over 60 countries, from the Arctic to Antarctica. In this two-part book, Chris first tells the story of growing up at Gorge River, followed by the story of how his upbringing equipped him to take on extreme adventures around the world.
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            ISBN 9781775541776
            Published NZ 13 Apr 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Impossible: Young Readers' Edition
             

            Impossible: Young Readers' Edition (Paperback)

            By Walker, Stan

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            An abridged edition of the bestselling memoir Stan Walker is one of Aotearoa's most famous singers. Since winning Australian Idol in 2009, he has earned eight gold and five platinum singles, as well as one double platinum and one triple platinum single in New Zealand. But nothing... ever came easy for Stan. What were the chances for a kid whose parents had both been in jail? Whose world had been filled with drugs and violence and things no kid should even know about? Stan Walker's autobiography Impossible is a story about courage and hope; resilience and dedication; and about a young Maori boy finding his place and purpose, never forgetting who he is and where he came from.
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            ISBN 9781775541882
            Published NZ 2 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Bookseller at the End of the World
             

            The Bookseller at the End of the World (Hardback)

            By Shaw, Ruth

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            A rich, immersive, funny and heartbreaking memoir of the charming bookseller who runs two tiny bookshops in the remote village of Manapouri in Fiordland, in the deep south of New Zealand.

            ISBN 9781988547756
            Published NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Steven Adams: My Life, My Fight
             

            Steven Adams: My Life, My Fight (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Adams, Steven

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            "Steven Adams shares the story behind his meteoric rise from the streets of Rotorua to his emerging stardom in the NBA"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9780143771296
            Published NZ 27 Jul 2018
            Publisher Penguin
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            So Far, For Now
             

            So Far, For Now (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kidman, Fiona

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            Evocative, wry and thought-provoking, this is a rewarding journey with one of our finest writers. It is a little over a decade since Fiona Kidman wrote her last volume of memoir. But her story did not end on its last page; instead her life since has been busier than ever, filled ...with significant changes, new writing and fascinating journeys. From being a grandmother to becoming a widow, from the suitcase-existence of book festivals to researching the lives and deaths of Jean Batten and Albert Black, she has found herself in new territory and viewed the familiar with fresh eyes. She takes us to Paris and Pike River, to Banff, Belfast and Bangkok, searching for houses in Hanoi and Hawera, reliving her past in Waipu and creating new memories in Otago. These locations and experiences - among others - have shaped Fiona's recent years, and in this lively book she shares the insights she has picked up along the way.
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            ISBN 9780143775805
            Published NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Random House
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            A Gentle Radical: The Life of Jeanette Fitzsimons
              

            A Gentle Radical: The Life of Jeanette Fitzsimons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hughes, Gareth

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              31 May 22

            Major biography of Jeanette Fitzsimons, hugely influential leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.

            ISBN 9781988547831
            Published NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference
             

            Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference (Hardback)

            By Tusitala Marsh, Selina

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            A moving graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand, written and illustrated by our fast-talking PI Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh.

            ISBN 9781869408985
            Published NZ 10 Oct 2019
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Modern Singhs: The true story of a marriage of two cultures
             

            The Modern Singhs: The true story of a marriage of two cultures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Singh, Abbey; With Singh, Money

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            What if you had to choose between family and the love of your life? Abbey and Money Singh are better known as The Modern Singhs, Kiwi social media celebrities with a rich and tangled love story to tell. Shared through the eyes of this inspiring duo, The Modern Singhs reveals thei...r experiences as migrants to New Zealand as they struggled to find footing in new surroundings. They describe how they met and pursued a relationship that was forbidden by Money's culture, where he felt he had to choose between his family and the love of his life. The couple opens up about the difficult birth of their son, their journeys with mental health, a complicated sense of home, and what it's like to raise bilingual children across three cultures. The rest is history - or at least uploaded to YouTube, where Abbey and Money's joyful outlook and celebration of tradition unites 1.3 million viewers from all over the world, encouraging others to embrace difference with open hearts.
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            ISBN 9781775541950
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            No Excuses: My Story: From crime to community and fat to fit
              

            No Excuses: My Story: From crime to community and fat to fit (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Letele, Dave

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jul 22

            Dave Letele's incredible life has taken him from footy to failure, crime to community, fat to fit and riches to rags -- and back again. Today, he is an award-winning community leader and life coach who, as the face of Buttabean Motivation, helps literally thousands of ordinary pe...ople achieve their goals. He provides targeted health and fitness programmes, helps young people find jobs, and runs a foodbank for those in need. But it wasn't always like that. He has overcome poverty, obesity, intergenerational trauma, depression, the lure of a life of crime and his own demons. Like Dave says, "I've been at the bottom and I've been at the top, and everywhere in between ... If I can do it, you can. No excuses." This is his story.
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            ISBN 9780143776192
            Published NZ 5 Jul 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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