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52 Week Project: How I Fixed My Life by Trying a New Thing Every Week for a Year, The

It was winter. Lauren Keenan was separated from her husband, lonely, and miserable. Then came the night of Twenty-Seven Rejections of Doom: she asked twenty-seven people to hang out one Friday night, ..

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Against All Odds

This dramatic story of hope and devotion is based entirely on the cache of letters and documents found in an old 1930s leather suitcase. Intrigued by these family letters, Jillian Rothwell travelled h..

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All the Juicy Pastures

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Angel At My Table

One of the great autobiographies of the twentieth century ... A journey from luminous childhood, through the dark experiences of supposed madness, to the renewal of her life through writing fiction. I..

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Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth

The definitive history of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. ..

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Astride a Fierce Wind

Astride a Fierce Wind is a story of the life of an immigrant and what it means to leave one home behind and cross the world to find another. But it is also the story of a life of a woman who faces hug..

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Back to the Bluff : a Family History Related to the New Zealand Port Town of Bluff
Being Chinese: A New Zealander's Story

This is the story of a quest I began three decades ago - the search for my Chinese identity. The path I travelled was not linear, and the years brought pain as well as joy. But, while this is a narrat..

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Being Pakeha Now

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Believer - Conversations with Mike Moore

Michael Kenneth Moore was probably New Zealand's last working-class Prime Minister and while the book is inevitably political, it is also a remarkable New Zealand story about an ordinary kiwi achievin..

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Bill and Shirley: A memoir

Bill Sutch and Shirley Smith were two of New Zealand's most significant twentieth-century figures: Sutch as an economist, influential civil servant, and inspirational proponent of innovation in the fi..

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Bus Stops on the Moon : Red Mole Days 1974-1980

Bus Stops on the Moon is a personal and a cultural history. As memoir, it is a sequel to The Dreaming Land (2015). A troubled and restless young Martin Edmond is on his way to becoming the wiser, ol..

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Canons: Complete Lyrics 2015-2020

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Charles Brasch Journals 1958-1973 (Part 3)

This third and final volume of Charles Brasch's compelling private journals covers the years from when he was 48 to his death at 64. By the 1960s, Brasch, though very private by temperament, was a rel..

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Charles Brasch Journals, 1938 -1945 (Part 1)

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Charles Brasch: Journals 1945 - 1957 (Part 2)

This volume of Charles Brasch's journals covers the years from late 1945 to the end of 1957, when the poet and editor was aged 36 to 48. It begins with his return to New Zealand after World War II to ..

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Colouring My Soul

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Coming Home

'The declamatory return; a homeland as a "wearying enigma". This all makes sense to me. The New Zealand that's home to me may be a place of sheep and rugby and number-eight wire, whatever that is, but..

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Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley

A Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley is a beautifully written multi-layered narrative centred on New Zealander Rewi Alley and his part in the momentous political events of mid-twentieth..

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Conversation with my Country, A

A fresh, personal account of New Zealand, now, from one of our hardest-hitting writers. Following Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff wrote Maori- The Crisis and the Challenge. His controversial comme..

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Coroner Speaks For The Dead to Protect The Living, A
Daughter of Gloriavale

In this personal account, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shocking secrets of the cult, with its rigid rules and oppressive control of women. She describes her fear when her family questioned Gloriavale's be..

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Divorce Diaries, The

Funny, honest, confronting and wise, this is a bitter-sweet true story of breaking up . . . and breaking through. 'I hear you're divorced?' a friend greets me. 'Congratulations!' The Divorce..

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Drawn out: A Seriously Funny Memoir

Drawn Out is a hilarious, heartbreaking, heart-warming account of Tom Scott's tragicomic childhood, his manic student-newspaper days, his turbulent years stumbling through the corridors of power, his ..

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Eddie Norman and 25 Battalion

When World War Two broke out, three theological students left their college in Auckland to the sound of bagpipes and volunteered to fight. Eddie Norman, aged 22 from Hawke's Bay, was one of them. A na..

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Exquisite Legacy, An

An Exquisite Legacy by George Gibbs, is the illustrated biography of G. V. Hudson, 1867-1946, one of New Zealand's greatest pioneer naturalists and artists, whose remarkable illustrations of this coun..

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Fearless and Outspoken

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Forgotten Philanthropist

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Fridays with Jim: Conversations about our country with Jim Bolger

A FORMER NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER CANDIDLY REVIEWS HIS LIFE AND THE STATE OF THE NATION. A self-taught son of Irish immigrants, devout Catholic, rough-hewn King Country farmer and farming lobbyist, ..

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From a Dark Cave to New Zealand: The Story of My Long Journey as a Kurdish Refugee

Hiding in a tiny dark cave in the border triangle between Iraq, Iran and Turkey, Mustafa Darbandi is facing his fear that he may not survive. On the run because of his membership of a banned Kurdish f..

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From Cairo to Cassino: A Memoir of Paddy Costello

Paddy Costello, along with John Mulgan, Geoffrey Cox, Ian Milner, James Bertram, and Dan Davin, was one of a cast of young scholars who made seemingly peripheral yet lasting contributions to the New Z..

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Go Fast Or Go Home  Garth Hogan Story

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Good Doctor: Breaking the Rules, Making a Difference

Lance O'Sullivan is a man on a mission. Raised in Auckland by a solo mother, he had a modest upbringing typical of the time, if one chequered with difficulties. After being expelled from two schools, ..

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Grief on the Run

Julie Zarifeh shares the tragic story of losing her 27-year-old son, Sam, in a whitewater rafting accident just sixteen days after her 60-year-old husband, Paul, died of pancreatic cancer. She d..

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He Pukapuka Tataku I Nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui: A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha

Kaore kau he kaumatua hei rite mo Te Rauparaha te mohio ki te whawhai, me te toa hoki, me te tino tangata ki te atawhai tangata. There has never been a man equal to Te Raupara..

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Heke-Nuku-Mai-Nga-Iwi-Busby - Not Here By Chance

This biography of Heke-nuku-mai-nga-iwi Busby brings together the varied life experiences that have made Hec Busby the master waka builder, waka expert, celestial navigator and highly regarded Te Rara..

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Her Say: Survivors of Domestic Abuse Tell Their Own Stories

In 2013, Jackie Clark launched The Aunties, a grassroots charity helping women to rebuild their lives after a period of trauma. She quit her job, turning her back on her comfortable life, to focus on ..

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High Country Life: Tales & Recipes from a New Zealand Sheep Station

Life on Otematata Station, a 40,000 hectare high country station in Otago, is busy and varied. Philippa Cameron and her husband, Joe, who is the fifth generation to work the farm, help care for this v..

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Hocken: Prince of Collectors

Dr Thomas Morland Hocken (1836-1910) arrived in Dunedin in 1862, aged 26. Throughout his busy life as a medical practitioner he amassed books, manuscripts, sketches, maps and photographs of early New ..

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Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness

The couple had been praying when a gunman burst into the mosque. He shot and killed 51 people that day and injured many others. In this book Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, tells Husna's story, includin..

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I'M in a United State

Despite his best intentions, Paul Henry has written his third book. It's a charming and eccentric ramble through the United States and back to New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic. The..

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Impossible: My Story

A startling and important memoir about family and forgiveness, love and redemption For the first time, Stan Walker speaks with startling honesty about abuse and addiction, hardship and excess, ..

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In the Time of the Manaroans

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Inside Hustle,The

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Into the Unknown: Secret WWI Diary of Kiwi Alick Trafford No. 25/469

A personal account of WWI from the diaries of a Gisborne farm boy, shaped into a gripping narrative by the diarist's grandson 100 years later. Follow Alick as he moves from his last night on the farm ..

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It Doesn't Take a War: The Hyde Train Disaster

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Jacinda Ardern

'Sincere, intent, focused and always readable. [This] book gets to a truth and an understanding.' Steve Braunias, Newsroom Michelle Duff delves into Ardern's beginnings in small-town New Zealand,..

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Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader

Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is a leader for a new generation, one tired of inertia in the face of pressing issues such as climate change, immigration and the rise of far-right terrori..

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Journey to the Centre of My Being

Jim Wilson is an adventurer: mountaineering; Antarctic exploration; adventure films with Sir Edmund Hillary (on one of which he drove a jet boat up Mother Ganga from ocean to sky); climbing and school..

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Karl Wolfskehl: A Poet in Exile

Karl Wolfskehl (1869-1948) came to New Zealand in 1938 as a refugee. Disturbed by the rising anti-Semitism he had left Germany for Switzerland and Italy in 1933. When Italy began to adopt anti-Jewish ..

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Kate Edger: The life of a pioneering feminist

In 1877, Kate Edger became the first woman to graduate from a New Zealand university. The New Zealand Herald enthusiastically hailed her achievement as 'the first rays of the rising sun of female inte..

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