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              April 2020 Release

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              List of titles published from 26 March to 25 April 2020.

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              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader
               

              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chapman, Madeleine

              • RRP: $34.99
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              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 terrorism. Ardern was catapulted onto the international stage with her grace and compas...sion following the Christchurch mosque shooting. Oprah Winfrey invited us to 'channel our inner Jacindas' as praise for Ardern flooded headlines and social media. The world's youngest female head of government, and only the second elected world leader to give birth while in office, Ardern describes herself as a progressive and a social democrat. In this revealing biography, journalist Madeleine Chapman discovers the woman behind the headlines. Politically engaged from an early age, Ardern has encountered her fair share of sexism, but rather than let that harden her she advocates 'rising above' critics. In her first press conference, she announced an election campaign of 'relentless positivity'. The tactic was a resounding success- donations poured in and Labour rebounded in the polls. But can Ardern live up to her promise? What does her new style of leadership look like in practice? And what can we learn from the world's reaction to this inspiring leader?
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              ISBN 9781760641818
              Published AU 30 Mar 2020
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Red Dirt Country

              Red Dirt Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McDonald, Fleur

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              'Nobody does rural fiction quite like Fleur McDonald.' The Weekly Times Red Dirt Country features the thrilling return of Detective Dave Burrows, now a member of the stock squad in Western Australia. Recovering from an undercover case in outback Queensland, Dave Burrows finally r...eturns to Perth, to join his pregnant wife, Melinda, and their small daughter, Bec. Things have been off-kilter between Mel and Dave for some time and nothing he says or does seems to make it right. Once Dave starts waking violently in the dark nights, reliving the horrors of the Queensland job, Mel issues an ultimatum. But Dave's work, despite its dangers, means everything to him. He's finally achieved his long-held dream and is now a Detective Senior Constable in the stock squad. And as soon as his shoulder wound is declared fully healed, Dave jumps into an investigation of stock theft in the north of Australia. There's a standoff between two stations and a history of disappearances and grief to uncover. It's also a long way away from his problems with Mel. With the prospect of going back to Queensland to give evidence as a protected witness, a dangerously ruthless enemy on the loose, and a family to protect, Dave's first experience on the stock squad is deep in an underbelly of racial divide with family secrets, long-repeated lies, kidnapping and murder. Praise for Without A Doubt 'Engaging and well-paced, Without a Doubt was devoured quicker than my Easter chocolate. Fleur McDonald has a wealth of farming experience and she employs that knowledge to pen a tale of small communities, mustering and stock losses.' Beauty and Lace 'McDonald writes a riveting rural crime story that had me grabbing for the book every spare minute I had.' The Burgeoning Bookshelf
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              ISBN 9781760529291
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Wink

              Wink (Paperback)

              By Harrell, Rob

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              Surviving school with one eye open. Ross Maloy just wants to be a normal seventh grader. He does not want to lose his hair, or wear a weird hat, or deal with the kids at school who don't know what to say to 'the cancer kid'. But with a sudden and horrifying diagnosis of a rare ey...e cancer, blending in is off the table. Based on Rob Harrell's real-life experiences, and filled with his cartoons and illustrations, this very personal and poignant novel is an unforgettable, hilarious and uplifting story of survival, and of finding music, magic and laughter in all of life's weirdness. EARLY PRAISE FOR WINK: 'Wink is the story of a boy's survival that is both deeply personal and wildly funny. It's fun, it's important, and it's got songs! Rock on, Rob Harrell! Batpig forever!' - Max Brallier, New York Times bestselling author of Last Kids on Earth 'I loved Wink! Heartbreakingly funny, this book is proof that laughter is the best form of medicine. A smart, likable story that's full of heart.' - Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries 'Wink has all the right elements: humour, heart, and a Batpig. A deeply personal and moving story, it will (pun alert) rock you to the core.' - Terri Libenson, award-winning comics creator and author of the bestselling Invisible Emmie 'With a cast of characters that feel both deeply human and fully seen, this book has shot onto my list of all-time favourite books. Simply superb!' - Ingrid Law, author of Newbery Honor Book Savvy 'Funny, moving, and ultimately triumphant, Wink is a powerful story of everyday resilience, and of the different types of family that unexpectedly sprout up in the wake of tragedy.' - M.A. Larson, author of Pennyroyal Academy
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              ISBN 9781460758878
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Paris Secret

              The Paris Secret (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lester, Natasha

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              A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war... from the international bestselling author of The French Photographer England, 1939 When war breaks out, talented pilot Skye Penrose joins the British war effort, flying fight...er planes across England to the RAF's secret airfields. Here she encounters two people from her past: her estranged sister Liberty and childhood soulmate Nicholas Crawford, now engaged to the enigmatic Frenchwoman Margaux Jourdan. As they are drawn ever deeper into the conflict in Europe, an unspeakable betrayal entwines their fates. Cornwall, 2012 Kat Jourdan, an Australian fashion conservator, discovers a priceless collection of Dior gowns in her grandmother Margaux's vacant cottage. As she delves into the mystery she receives a message that calls into question everything Kat thought she knew about her beloved grandmother, leading her to unearth a heartbreaking story of love and tragedy - and an extraordinary act of sacrifice. The Dior Legacy is an unforgettable story about the lengths people go to protect one another, and a love that, despite everything, lasts a lifetime. Praise for Natasha Lester's novels 'Emotionally charged and unforgettable' Publishers Weekly starred review 'Historical fiction at its best' Who Weekly
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              ISBN 9780733641886
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Hachette
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              The Grumpy Neighbour

              The Grumpy Neighbour (Paperback)

              By Rippin, Sally; Illustrated by Fukuoka, Aki

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              Celebrating 10 Years of Billie B Brown in 2020!

              ISBN 9781760501907
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont
              Interest Age 6-8 years
              Series Billie B Brown
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              WeirDo #14: Vote Weirdo

              WeirDo #14: Vote Weirdo (Paperback)

              By Do, Anh; Illustrated by Faber, Jules

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              Its time to vote! Weir Dos in the running for class captain... but will an EPIC HAIR DISASTER destroy his chances of winning?! It wont be easy... but it will be funny!

              ISBN 9781743836668
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
              Interest Age 7-10 years
              Series WeirDo
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              The Dictionary of Lost Words

              The Dictionary of Lost Words (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Williams, Pip

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              In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the 'Scriptorium', a garden shed in Oxford whe...re her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Esme's place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word 'bondmaid' flutters to the floor. Esme rescues the slip and stashes it in an old wooden case that belongs to her friend, Lizzie, a young servant in the big house. Esme begins to collect other words from the Scriptorium that are misplaced, discarded or have been neglected by the dictionary men. They help her make sense of the world. Over time, Esme realises that some words are considered more important than others, and that words and meanings relating to women's experiences often go unrecorded. While she dedicates her life to the Oxford English Dictionary, secretly, she begins to collect words for another dictionary: THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS. Set when the women's suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. It's a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words, and the power of language to shape the world and our experience of it.
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              ISBN 9781925972597
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Affirm Press
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              Gulliver's Wife

              Gulliver's Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chater, Lauren

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              Birth. Death. Wonder ... One woman's journey to the edge of love and loyalty from the bestselling author of The Lace Weaver London, 1702. When her husband is lost at sea, Mary Burton Gulliver, midwife and herbalist, is forced to rebuild her life without him. But three years later... when Lemuel Gulliver is brought home, fevered and communicating only in riddles, her ordered world is turned upside down. In a climate of suspicion, poverty and violence, Mary is caught in a crossfire of superstition and fear driven by her husband's outlandish claims of the wonders he has seen, and it is up to her to navigate a passage to safety for herself and her daughter, and the vulnerable women in her care. But when a fellow sailor, a dangerous man with nothing to lose, appears to hold sway over her husband, Mary's world descends deeper into chaos, and she must set out on her own journey to discover the truth of Gulliver's travels ... and the landscape of her own heart. Praise for The Lace Weaver : `A beautifully written and utterly compelling story of love and war ... exquisite as the lace the women of the story weave.' Kate Forsyth
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              ISBN 9781925596380
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              A A Conspiracy of Bones

              A A Conspiracy of Bones (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Reichs, Kathy

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              Number One New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with her nineteenth riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, who must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child c...ase, and why the dead man had her phone number. It's sweltering in Charlotte, North Carolina and Temperance Brennan, still recovering from neurosurgery following an aneurysm, is battling nightmares, migraines, and what she thinks might be hallucinations when she receives a series of mysterious text messages, each containing a new picture of a corpse that is missing its face and hands. Immediately, she's anxious to know who the dead man is, and why the images were sent to her. An identified corpse soon turns up, only partly answering her questions. To win answers to the others, including the man's identity, she must go rogue. With help from a number of law enforcement associates including her Montreal beau Andrew Ryan and the always-ready-with-a-smart-quip, ex-homicide investigator Skinny Slidell, and utilizing new cutting-edge forensic methods, Tempe draws closer to the astonishing truth. But the more she uncovers, the darker and more twisted the picture becomes ... Praise for Kathy Reichs: 'Kathy Reichs writes smart-no, make that brilliant-mysteries that are as realistic as non-fiction and as fast-paced as the best thrillers about Jack Reacher or Alex Cross' James Patterson 'Nobody does forensics thrillers like Kathy Reichs. She's the real deal' David Baldacci 'Kathy Reichs continues to be one of the most distinctive and talented writers in the genre. Her legions of readers worldwide will agree with me when I declare that the more books she writes, the more enthusiastic fans she'll garner' Sandra Brown 'Each book in Kathy Reichs's fantastic Temperance Brennan series is better than the last. They're filled with riveting twists andturns. No matter how many novels she writes, I just can't get
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              ISBN 9781760853983
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              The List of Things that Will Not Change

              The List of Things that Will Not Change (Paperback)

              By Stead, Rebecca

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              A sensitive and heart-warming middle grade novel exploring themes of love, change and forgiving your own mistakes, from award-winning children's author Rebecca Stead.

              ISBN 9781922268679
              Published AU 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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