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              August 2020 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 2020.

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              The Cherry Picker's Daughter

              The Cherry Picker's Daughter (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Reed-Gilbert, Kerry

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $22.49
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              This second edition of The Cherry Picker's Daughter is an exquisite portrait of growing up Aboriginal on the fringes of outback towns in NSW in the mid-twentieth century. Its an important book for school libraries and classrooms, with profound insights into the extraordinary stre...ngth, resilience and ingenuity of Aboriginal families to overcome extreme poverty, persecution, racism and cultural genocide. The strength of family ties in Aboriginal communities is clearly evident when three-month-old Kerry and her brother lost both parents. Her father, Kevin Gilbert - later to become a famous activist and artist - killed their mother and was jailed for many years. Her father's sister, whom she always called 'Mummy', raised Kerry and her brother, along with her own children and others within the extended family. The book is a tribute to this truly remarkable woman, who not only loved them selflessly and worked tirelessly to support them, but also managed to keep them from being taken/'stolen' by the 'Welfare'. Told in the child's voice and in the vernacular of her Mob, activist, artist, poet and author, Aunty Kerry, tells her story of love and loss, of dispossession and repeated dislocation growing up in corrugated tin huts, tents and run-down train carriages, of helping her family earn 'an honest living' through fruit picking, and the impact of life as an Aboriginal state ward living under the terror of Protection Laws. 'A wonderful yarn by an Aboriginal Elder about a bygone way of life.' - Melissa Lucashenko, author of Miles Franklin Award-winning Too Much Lip 'Australia has waited too long to read this book of courage and truth. It heralds a timely change in our thinking of Aboriginal activism.' - Jeanine Leane, Wiradjuri writer and academic 'Thank you, Kerry, for sharing your story - so much pain and hurt, but such life-affirming strength and love, too.' - Kate Grenville, author
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              ISBN 9781925893311
              Published AU 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher Wild Dingo Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              As I Lay Me Down
                

              As I Lay Me Down (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Knipping, Sarah

              • RRP: $21.99
              • $21.99
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              This is the story of the death of Mere O'Conner. This is the story of how Mia says goodbye to her Nan. This is the story of how Avery says goodbye to her Mum. This is the story of how Kim says goodbye to her Mum-in-law. This is the story of how Ethan says goodbye to his foster Mu...m. This is the story of how Rangi says goodbye to his Mum. This is the story of a whanau having to say goodbye, and the heart-wrenching ways in which it both brings them together, and tears them apart. This is the story of a goodbye.
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              ISBN 9781716968587
              Released AU 20 Aug 2020
              Publisher Lulu.com
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays
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              The Queerest of Crimes - Dawn of Crime Volume 3
                

              The Queerest of Crimes - Dawn of Crime Volume 3 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Maloy, Roy; Djuric, Tammy

              • RRP: $17.99
              • $17.99
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              The Queerest of Crimes is a true crime collection of biographies that delves deep into the biographies of people who will be remembered because of their use of gender. Some were brave, and some were intrepid. They were sometimes evil and other times it was simply necessary, but i...n all cases they came in contact with the law.
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              ISBN 9781716686337
              Released AU 2 Aug 2020
              Publisher Lulu.com
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays
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              Miner With a Heart of Gold: Biography of a Mineral Science and Engineering Educator
                 

              Miner With a Heart of Gold: Biography of a Mineral Science and Engineering Educator (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By White, Franklin; Contributions by Wills, Barry A.

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $31.85
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              During the mid-twentieth century, Mineral Science and Engineering educator Frank White played an influential role in the advancement of his field, widely respected not only for his knowledge but also for his advocacy, leadership, and visionary per...

              ISBN 9781525577666
              Released AU 31 Jul 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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              Miner With a Heart of Gold: Biography of a Mineral Science and Engineering Educator
                 

              Miner With a Heart of Gold: Biography of a Mineral Science and Engineering Educator (Hardback)

              By White, Franklin; Contributions by Wills, Barry A.

              • RRP: $61.50
              • $54.16
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              During the mid-twentieth century, Mineral Science and Engineering educator Frank White played an influential role in the advancement of his field, widely respected not only for his knowledge but also for his advocacy, leadership, and visionary per...

              ISBN 9781525577659
              Released AU 31 Jul 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Max and his Big Imagination: The Cave
               

              Max and his Big Imagination: The Cave (Paperback)

              By Metge, Chrissy

              • RRP: $14.99
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              Max is a little boy with a Big imagination. Today Max makes a cave at home with blankets and faces his fear of being scared of the dark by meeting some nocturnal friends in his imagination and playing hide and seek.

              ISBN 9780473529413
              Published AU 31 Jul 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              The (Almost) True Story of a Man Called Jack
               

              The (Almost) True Story of a Man Called Jack (Paperback)

              By Lingard, Vivienne

              • RRP: $30.99
              • $30.99
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              The (Almost) True Story of a Man Called Jack is about my father, John Frederick Lingard Fowlds. I decided to write this as a fictionalized memoir, combining the genres of fiction and memoir.

              ISBN 9780473533984
              Published AU 6 Aug 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Fly
               

              Fly (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Theunissen, Nicolene

              • RRP: $21.99
              • $21.99
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              It caught my eye. A Monarch butterfly desperately trying to escape the hand of fate it had been dealt by the unforgiving ocean waves that viciously kept grabbing at its wings, trying with all its might to pull it under - like demons trying to pull one last soul into hell.

              ISBN 9780473532420
              Published AU 13 Aug 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Loving Lila
                

              Loving Lila (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Maddison, Fi; Edited by Unkovic, Barbara

              • RRP: $42.99
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              English-born magazine photographer Lila Harris travels from Paris to Central Otago, New Zealand to claim an inheritance - a half share in a vineyard - and face memories of the past. There she meets Luc Valdes, the other shareholder, who has already formed an opinion of her and be...lieves her to be an uncaring, selfish English woman, who wants to sell the property and leave with money in her pocket. As Lila struggles to work things out with Luc, a secret love story spanning more than 30 years comes to light and she is suddenly forced to confront the truth about the two women who featured so prominently in her life - her mother and her aunt... twins, Lily and Rose. And when her past relationships finally catch up with her, Lila will discover that love comes in many forms but will she recognise true love when she finds it? And can she ever find it in her heart to forgive Lily and Rose?
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              ISBN 9798642112045
              Published AU 10 Aug 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Tales and Trails Down Under
                 

              Tales and Trails Down Under (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              • RRP: $40.50
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              Join writer and motorcyclist George Lockyer and hit the road with him as he circumnavigates the wide brown land of Australia on his Kawasaki KLR 650 "Percy". On his ride through the awe-inspiring landscapes of this ancient land George interviews in his laid-back style, a cavalcad...e of colourful characters. From iconic country singer John Williamson and former leader of the opposition DR Brendon Nelson to among others, cattleman, indigenous author, restorer, journalist and multi millionaire Tuna Baron. We also get to hear the stories of fellow travellers, well-met at Roadhouses or "on the road." At times hilarious but often philosophical, thoughtful and instructive, this travelogue is a must for fans of a rattling good read or anyone planning a road trip. "Mired as most of us seem to be in this complex 21st-century world we've created - in the gloopy, clinging mud of domesticity and responsibility, this journey offered another chance to escape into the Never Never. And what better way than in the saddle of a motorcycle? The most precious thing available to us is, of course, time and I'd reached the age where there was far less of it ahead than had gone before and so to quote folk singer Tracy Chapman, 'if not now, then when?'"
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              ISBN 9781922405401
              Published AU 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age General Audience
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