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              People and Place: the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in History and Literature
                

              People and Place: the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in History and Literature (Paperback)

              By Richardson, Len

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              This book traces the enduring relationship between history, people and place that has shaped the character of a single region in a manner perhaps unique within the New Zealand experience. It explores the evolution of a distinctive regional literature that both shaped and was shap...ed by the physical and historical environment that inspired it. Looking westwards towards Australia and long shut off within New Zealand by the South Island's rugged Southern Alps, the West Coast was a land of gold, coal and timber. In the 1950s and 1960s, it nurtured a literature that embodied a sense of belonging to an Australasian world and captured the aspirations of New Zealand's emergent radical nationalism. More recent West Coast writers, observing the hollowing out of their communities, saw in miniature and in advance the growing gulf between city and regional economies aligned to an older economic order losing its relevance. Were they chronicling the last hurrah of a retreating age or crafting a literature of regional resistance?
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              ISBN 9781760463441
              Published AU 1 May 2020
              Publisher ANU Press
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              Torched
               

              Torched (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st edition)

              By Starr, Kimberley

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              If my son killed anyone, I'd know. I know him. A small Yarra Valley town has been devastated by a bushfire, and Reefton Primary School principal Phoebe Warton can't sleep. She's the single mother of eighteen-year-old Caleb who is accused of starting the fire - on purpose. Twel...ve people are dead, students from her school among them; only a monster would cause such carnage. But where was her son was that day? No one knows but Caleb, and he's not talking. Against mounting community rage, Phoebe sets out to clear her son. But every avenue leads back to Caleb. Why did he vanish from his Country Fire Authority shift? Who else was at the abandoned goldmine that day? Why is Caleb refusing to speak? Phoebe will be forced to confront the nature of guilt and redemption, and decide what boundaries she is willing to cross to save the son she loves. Torched is an explosive, haunting and compelling crime novel about mothers and sons and the ties that bind them.
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              ISBN 9781925700589
              Published AU 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Pantera Press
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              Innocent Nurses Abroad
               

              Innocent Nurses Abroad (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Old, Jenny

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              From her childhood in Deniliquin to boarding school in Sydney, to becoming a reluctant nurse in Melbourne; meeting the 'amigos' and then venturing forth into the unknown as innocent nurses abroad.

              ISBN 9781922340108
              Published AU 25 Apr 2020
              Publisher Ocean Reeve Publishing
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              A Lifetime of Impossible Days

              A Lifetime of Impossible Days (Paperback)

              By Bird, Tabitha

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              'Prepare to immerse yourself in wonder, childish delight and dark, dark trauma in this unique novel from a new and important Australian literary voice' Australian Women's Weekly 'Every so often a book comes along that reaffirms the glory and beauty of life. Tabitha Bird has gifte...d us this wonder' Cass Moriarty Meet Willa Waters, aged 8 . . . 33 . . . and 93. On one impossible day in 1965, eight-year-old Willa receives a mysterious box containing a jar of water and the instruction- 'One ocean- plant in the backyard.' So she does - and somehow creates an extraordinary time slip that allows her to visit her future selves. On one impossible day in 1990, Willa is 33 and a mother-of-two when her childhood self magically appears in her backyard. But she's also a woman haunted by memories of her dark past - and is on the brink of a decision that will have tragic repercussions . . . On one impossible day in 2050, Willa is a silver-haired, gumboot-loving 93-year-old whose memory is fading fast. Yet she knows there's something she has to remember, a warning she must give her past selves about a terrible event in 1990. If only she could recall what it was. Can the three Willas come together, to heal their past and save their future, before it's too late? 'A magical tale of healing . . . it's sure to cast a spell over readers' Mindfood magazine 'A wonderful debut . . . An uplifting story about the power of forgiveness, the ability to heal and the magical idea of being able to travel back in time to fix a broken future.' Good Reading Magazine 'A courageous and magical debut novel that reminds us that while we can't change events from our past, we do have the power to change the story we tell ourselves about them.' Sally Piper
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              ISBN 9781760899905
              Published AU 21 Apr 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Cottage at Rosella Cove

              The Cottage at Rosella Cove (Paperback)

              By Docker, Sandie

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              Why had the house stayed empty so long? Why had it never been sold? LOST Nicole has left her city life for the sleepy town of Rosella Cove, renting the old cottage by the water. She plans to keep to herself - but when she uncovers a hidden box of wartime love letters, she realise...s she's not the first person living in this cottage to hide secrets and pain. FOUND Ivy's quiet life in Rosella Cove is tainted by the events of World War II, with ramifications felt for many years to come. But one night a drifter appears and changes everything. Perhaps his is the soul she's meant to save. FORGOTTEN Charlie is too afraid of his past to form any lasting ties in the cove. He knows he must make amends for his tragic deeds long ago, but he can't do it alone. Maybe the new tenant in the cottage will help him fulfil a promise and find the redemption he isn't sure he deserves. PRAISE FOR SANDIE DOCKER- 'Docker soars from the absolute heart, as she rebuilds all our lost souls in a cafe to call home.' Australian Women's Weekly 'The best of the best of heart-wrenching yarns...' Woman's Day
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              ISBN 9781760899851
              Published AU 21 Apr 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              A Treacherous Country

              A Treacherous Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kruimink, K. M.

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              WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN/VOGEL'S LITERARY AWARD There is a woman, somewhere, here, in Van Diemen's Land, unless she had died or otherwise departed, called Maryanne Maginn. Gabriel Fox, the young son of an old English house, arrives in a land both ancient and new. Drawn by the pro...mise of his heart's desire, and compelled to distance himself from pain at home, Gabriel begins his quest into Van Diemen's Land. His guide, a Cannibal who is not all he seems, leads him north where Gabriel might free himself of his distracting burden and seek the woman he must find. As Gabriel traverses this wild country, he uncovers new truths buried within his own memory. Authentic, original and playful, A Treacherous Country is a novel of loyalty, wisdom and the freedom to act. 'Warm and lively...a witty, Tasmanian Moby Dick' - Tegan Bennett Daylight, acclaimed author of Six Bedrooms
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              ISBN 9781760877408
              Published AU 21 Apr 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The End of October

              The End of October (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Lawrence

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              When Henry Parsons - microbiologist, epidemiologist - travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual H...ajj to Mecca.
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              ISBN 9781787634213
              Released AU 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              Dominicana: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020

              Dominicana: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cruz, Angie

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              SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 'A thrilling, necessary, and unforgettable portrait of what it means to be an immigrant' Patricia Engel, author of The Veins of The Ocean and Vida 'Dominicana is beautiful, engaging, and cuts right to the heart of what it is to b...e a dutiful young female from a poor country who is bright in every sense of the word, full of love and hope' Mary Gaitskill, author of The Mare and Veronica Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she must say yes. It doesn't matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So on New Year's Day, 1965, Ana leaves behind everything she knows and becomes Ana Ruiz, a wife confined to a cold six-floor walk-up in Washington Heights. Lonely and miserable, Ana hatches a reckless plan to escape. But at the bus terminal, she is stopped by Cesar, Juan's free-spirited younger brother, who convinces her to stay. As the Dominican Republic slides into political turmoil, Juan returns to protect his family's assets, leaving Cesar to take care of Ana. Suddenly, Ana is free to take English lessons at a local church, lie on the beach at Coney Island, dance with Cesar at the Audubon Ballroom, and imagine the possibility of a different kind of life in America. When Juan returns, Ana must decide once again between her heart and her duty to her family. In bright, musical prose that reflects the energy of New York City, Dominicana is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world.
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              ISBN 9781529347425
              Released AU 12 May 2020
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
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              The Undertaker's Apprentice
                 

              The Undertaker's Apprentice (Paperback)

              By Oliver, Geraldine

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              Dartel was going to be an AB*, a living legend, until the accident that killed his best mate Peejay. Peejay's death changed everything. Dartel found himself working for the undertaker who took charge of Peejay's funeral.

              ISBN 9781784655211
              Released AU 30 Apr 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              New Zealand History and Cultural Environment
                

              New Zealand History and Cultural Environment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Griffiths, Ollie

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              New Zealand History and Cultural Environment. Early history, Settlement, People and Tradition, Polynesians, Maori culture. Contemporary New Zealand has a majority of people of European origin, a significant minority of Maori, and smaller numbers of people from Pacific islands and... Asia. In the early 21st century, Asians were the fastest-growing demographic group. New Zealand was one of the last sizable land areas suitable for habitation to be populated by human beings. The first settlers were Polynesians who traveled from somewhere in eastern Polynesia, possibly from what is now French Polynesia. They remained isolated in New Zealand until the arrival of European explorers, the first of whom was the Dutch navigator Abel Janszoon Tasman in 1642. Demographers estimate that, by the time British naval captain James Cook visited the country in 1769, the Maori population was not much greater than 100,000. They had no name for themselves but eventually adopted the name Maori (meaning normal ) to distinguish themselves from the Europeans, who, after Cook's voyage, began to arrive with greater frequency
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              ISBN 9781714643004
              Released AU 7 Apr 2020
              Publisher BLURB
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