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              August 2021 Release

              This area features titles by New Zealand, Australian or Pasifika authors or publishers. It also contains titles from around the world with a uniquely New Zealand, Australian and Pasifika perspective. This in-depth coverage includes material supplied by mainstream publishers, small specialist/niche publishers and self-published authors. View our recently added titles.

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              List of titles published from 26 July to 25 August 2021.

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              Things I Learned at Art School
               

              Things I Learned at Art School (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dunn, Megan

              • RRP: $35.00
              • $26.25
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              From the writer who brought you Tinderbox, a book about a woman trying to write a book, comes Things I Learned at Art School, a memoir by a woman who has never kept a diary. Until now. Part memoir, part essay collection, Megan Dunn's ingenious, moving, hilariously personal Things... I Learned at Art School tells the story of her early life and coming-of-age in New Zealand in the '70s, '80s and '90s. From her parents' split-up to her Smurf collection, from the mean girls at school to the mermaid movie Splash!, from her work in strip clubs and massage parlours (and one steak restaurant) to the art school of the title, this is a dazzling, killer read from a contemporary voice of comic brilliance. Chapters include- The Ballad of Western Barbie; A Comprehensive List of All the Girls Who Teased Me at Western Heights High School, What They Looked Like and Why They Did It; On Being a Redhead; Life Begins at Forty- That Time My Uncle Killed Himself; Good Girls Write Memoirs, Bad Girls Don't Have Time; Videos I Watched with My Father; Things I Learned at Art School; CV of a Fat Waitress; Nine Months in a Massage Parlour Called Belle de Jour; Various Uses for a Low Self-esteem; Art in the Waiting Room and Submerging Artist. Praise for Tinderbox- Tinderbox is deadpan hilarious and Megan Dunn is a comic genius. - Susanna Andrew, Metro Megan Dunn's wry, whip-smart memoir about Fahrenheit 451, literary ambition & the last days of Borders Bookstores is funny & insightful as hell. Like Kathy Acker meets Sue Townsend. The read of the summer! ... already one of my favourite New Zealand books. - Hera Lindsay Bird Witty, highly entertaining. - Philip Matthews, Stuff Tinderbox is such a shape-shifter, such a sui generis work, that to call it a memoir does it a disservice ... Dunn's voice is hard to resist - sardonic, brazen, sagacious - recalling, in places, Nora Ephron, John Jeremiah Sullivan, and Maggie Nelson. - James Cook, Review 31
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              ISBN 9780143774853
              Published NZ 17 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Leaning Man
               

              The Leaning Man (Paperback)

              By Harre, Anne

              • RRP: $37.00
              • $29.60
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              Former police officer Stella Weston's best friend Teri is found dead in a lane in central Wellington, and it looks like suicide - but Stella won't believe it. Relentless, foul-mouthed and tenacious, Stella's not above taking big risks to find the truth about her friend and the sh...ady world she appears to have been dragged into.
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              ISBN 9781988595412
              Published NZ 9 Aug 2021
              Publisher The Cuba Press
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              281 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              James Courage Diaries
               

              James Courage Diaries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Brickell, Chris

              • RRP: $45.00
              • $38.25
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              NZ author James Courage moved to London in 1927 and began writing novels, plays, poems and short stories. His 1959 novel, A Way of Love, was the first gay novel written by a New Zealander. Between 1920 and 1963, Courage confided his thoughts to a private diary, recording his triu...mphs and struggles with an engaging honesty and a lively intelligence.
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              ISBN 9781990048036
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
              Publisher Otago University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science
               

              In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Coulthart, Ross

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $27.74
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              An award-winning journalist investigates a story largely ignored by mainstream media but is right there, in front of our eyes Investigative journalist Ross Coulthart has been intrigued by UFOs since mysterious glowing lights were reported near New Zealand's Kaikoura mountain rang...es when he was a teenager. The 1978 Kaikoura sighting is just one of thousands described around the world since the 1940s, and yet research into UFOs has traditionally been seen as the realm of crackpots and conspiracy theorists. Then, in 2020, after decades of denial, the US Department of Defence made the astonishing admission that strange aerial and underwater objects frequently reported and videoed by pilots and tracked by sensors are real, unexplained and pose a genuine national security concern. Coulthart felt compelled to investigate, embarking on what has become the most confronting and challenging story of his career. Now the five-time Walkley Award winner presents his findings. Coulthart has spoken to witnesses, researchers, scientists, spies and defence and intelligence officials and insiders. Many are convinced we are not alone, while some have been investigating and utilising what appear to be extraordinary potential new technologies, including radical propulsion systems, leaving Coulthart convinced that the world is on the cusp of extraordinary technological breakthroughs and cultural revelations. Bizarre, sometimes mind blowing and always utterly fascinating, In Plain Sight uncovers a story that has largely escaped the radar of mainstream media coverage. And yet, as Coulthart argues, it's a story that's been there all along. Now it's time to see what's right in front of our eyes.
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              ISBN 9781460759066
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Dad Man Walking
               

              Dad Man Walking (Hardback)

              By Morris, Toby

              • RRP: $25.00
              • $18.75
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              Toby- What do dads do? Kid- Drink a lot of beer. Honest and real, warts and all, here are the ups and downs of modern dad life as drawn by award-winning cartoonist (and dad) Toby Morris. With over 100 full-colour pages of Toby's unmistakable, original artwork this cool little har...dcover opens a window into the world of being a modern dad, from the sweetest, loveliest, warm hearted-est bits to the f@*%ing annoying bits. Hilarious, moving and relatable, it's the ultimate gift for the Dad Man Walking in your life.
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              ISBN 9780143775171
              Published NZ 17 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
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              Radar Girls
               

              Radar Girls (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ackerman, Sara

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $26.99
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              An extraordinary story inspired by the real Women's Air Raid Defense, where an unlikely recruit and her sisters-in-arms forge their place in WWII history. Daisy Wilder prefers the company of horses to people, bare feet and saltwater to high heels and society parties. Then, in the... dizzying aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Daisy enlists in a top-secret program, replacing male soldiers in a war zone for the first time. Under fear of imminent invasion, the WARDs guide pilots into blacked-out airstrips and track unidentified planes across Pacific skies. But not everyone thinks the women are up to the job, and the new recruits must rise above their differences and work side by side despite the resistance and heartache they meet along the way. With America's future on the line, Daisy is determined to prove herself worthy. And with the man she's falling for out on the front lines, she cannot fail. From radar towers on remote mountaintops to flooded bomb shelters, she'll need her new team when the stakes are highest. Because the most important battles are fought - and won - together. This inspiring and uplifting tale of pioneering, unsung heroines vividly transports the reader to wartime Hawaii, where one woman's call to duty leads her to find courage, strength and sisterhood. Ackerman's winning historical novel is fast-paced and rife with nonstop action, romance, and suspense. - Publishers Weekly on The Lieutenant's Nurse
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              ISBN 9781867234517
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Hattie and Olaf
               

              Hattie and Olaf (Paperback)

              By Nilsson, Frida; Illustrated by Wirsen, Stina; Translated by Marshall, Julia

              • RRP: $19.99
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              The audacious and captivating Hattie and her best friend Linda navigate the social politics of their first school years

              ISBN 9781776573189
              Published NZ 4 Aug 2021
              Publisher Gecko Press
              Interest Age 5-8 years
              Language (English)
              Availability
              108 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Recreationalists- Intrepid Kiwis and Their Campers
                

              The Recreationalists- Intrepid Kiwis and Their Campers (Hardback)

              By Levers, Craig

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $39.99
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              These intrepid campers may all use different vehicles from Toyota Hiace's, to Mitsubishi Delica's and even Nissan Civilian's, but they all have a common love for camping. Focused on highlighting the key features of New Zealand including the climate, vehicles and products availabl...e, this book is designed to celebrate all New Zealand. The Recreationalists: Intrepid Kiwis and Their Campers offers real person inspiration, with useful content on how to take your dream holiday to the next level with a self sufficient camping vehicle. Incredible stories of self restored Vans and Motorhomes, and their journeys across the North and South Islands of New Zealand as well as the fascinating people who occupy them.
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              ISBN 9780473574222
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
              Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              100 Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
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              EM-PA-THY: The Human Side of Leadership
               

              EM-PA-THY: The Human Side of Leadership (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hillman, Harold

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $23.99
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              Empathy is no longer optional for leaders who strive for a deeper understanding and connection with their staff. Become a leader who others truly want to follow.

              ISBN 9781988538792
              Published NZ 9 Aug 2021
              Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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              Isobar Precinct
               

              Isobar Precinct (Paperback)

              By Kasmara, Angelique

              • RRP: $37.00
              • $29.60
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              A chain of events sparked by a murder in a cemetery sends tattoo artist Lestari Cassidy into the orbit of an unpredictable drug. I Its connection to several deaths amongst the local transient community, along with the uncovering of illegal clinical trials in the 1980s, sends h...er a clear message: stay away. Then tragedy strikes close to home and she needs to do something, and fast. An audacious and inventive debut novel set in the streets of Auckland.
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              ISBN 9781988595436
              Published NZ 9 Aug 2021
              Publisher The Cuba Press
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