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              June 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 May to 25 June 2020.

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              Red Sky Over Hawaii
               

              Red Sky Over Hawaii (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ackerman, Sara

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $23.99
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              Inspired by real places and events of WWII, Red Sky Over Hawaii immerses the reader in a time of American history full of suspicion and peril in this lush and poignant novel about the indisputable power of doing the right thing against the odds. The attack on Pearl Harbor changes... everything for Lana Hitchcock. Arriving home on the Big Island too late to reconcile with her estranged father, she is left alone to untangle the clues of his legacy, which lead to a secret property tucked away in the remote rain forest of Kilauea volcano. When the government starts taking away neighbors as suspected sympathizers, Lana shelters two young German girls, a Japanese fisherman and his son. As tensions escalate, they are forced into hiding-only to discover the hideaway house is not what they expected. When a detainment camp is established nearby, Lana struggles to keep the secrets of those in her care. Trust could have dangerous consequences. As their lives weave together, Lana begins to understand the true meaning of family and how the bonds of love carry us through the worst times.
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              ISBN 9781867206507
              Published AU 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
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              Women with Silver Wings: The Untold Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
                

              Women with Silver Wings: The Untold Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II (Hardback)

              By Landdeck, Katherine Sharp

              • RRP: $54.78
              • $54.78
              • In Stock US

              The thrilling true story of the daring female aviators who helped the United States win World War II--only to be forgotten by the country they served. When Japanese planes executed a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Cornelia Fort was already in the air. At twenty-tw...o, Cornelia had escaped Nashville's debutante scene for a fresh start as a flight instructor in Hawaii. She and her student were in the middle of their lesson when the bombs began to fall, and they barely made it back to ground that morning. Still, when the U.S. Army Air Forces put out a call for women pilots to aid the war effort, Cornelia was one of the first to respond. She became one of just over 1,100 women from across the nation to make it through the Army's rigorous selection process and earn her silver wings. In The Women with Silver Wings, historian Katherine Sharp Landdeck introduces us to these young women as they meet even-tempered, methodical Nancy Love and demanding visionary Jacqueline Cochran, the trailblazing pilots who first envisioned sending American women into the air, and whose rivalry would define the Women Airforce Service Pilots. For women like Cornelia, it was a chance to serve their country--and to prove that women aviators were just as skilled and able as men. While not authorized to serve in combat, the WASP helped train male pilots for service abroad and ferried bombers and pursuits across the country. Thirty-eight of them would not survive the war. But even taking into account these tragic losses, Love and Cochran's social experiment seemed to be a resounding success--until, with the tides of war turning and fewer male pilots needed in Europe, Congress clipped the women's wings. The program was disbanded, the women sent home. But the bonds they'd forged never failed, and over the next few decades, they came together to fight for recognition as the military veterans they were--and for their place in history.
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              ISBN 9781524762810
              Released AU 29 May 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Voyage of the Morning Light: A Novel
                

              The Voyage of the Morning Light: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Endicott, Marina

              • RRP: $31.50
              • $31.21
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              From a critically acclaimed and beloved storyteller comes a sweeping novel set aboard the Morning Light, a Nova Scotian merchant ship sailing through the South Pacific in 1912.

              ISBN 9781324007067
              Released AU 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
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              Fire Thief
                

              Fire Thief (Hardback)

              By Bokur, Debra

              • RRP: $50.87
              • $50.87
              • Internationally sourced

              The scenery may be beautiful, but dangerous secrets are buried beneath paradise in this first thriller featuring Maui detective Kali Mahoe. Under a promising morning sky, police captain Walter Alaka'i makes a tragic discovery: the body of a teenage surfer bobbing among the lava r...ocks of Maui's southeastern shore. It appears to be an ill-fated accident, but closer inspection reveals something far more sinister than the results of a savage wave gone wrong. Now that Alaka'i is looking at a homicide, he solicits the help of his niece, Detective Kali Mahoe. The granddaughter of one of Hawaii's most respected spiritual leaders, and on the transcendent path to becoming a kahu herself, Kali sees evidence of a strange ritual murder. The suspicion is reinforced by a rash of sightings of a noppera-bo--a faceless and malicious spirit many believe to be more than superstition. When a grisly sacrifice is left on the doorstep of a local, and another body washes ashore, Kali fears that the deadly secret ceremonies on Maui are just beginning. To uncover a motive and find the killer, Kali leans on her skills at logic and detection. But she must also draw on her own personal history with the uncanny legends of the islands. Now, as the skies above Maui grow darker, and as she balances reason and superstition, Kali can only wonder: Who'll be the next to die? And who--or what--is she even on the trail of?
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              ISBN 9781496727725
              Released AU 26 May 2020
              Publisher Kensington Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series A Dark Paradise Mystery
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              The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China
               

              The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China (Paperback)

              By Langfitt, Frank

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $17.24
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              Real lives in modern Shanghai - a portrait of a dynamic city struggling against a repressive regime

              ISBN 9781474612333
              Released AU 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher Orion Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
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              A Separate Authority (He Mana Motuhake), Volume II: The Crown's Betrayal of the Tuhoe Maori Sanctuary in New Zealand, 1915-1926
                

              A Separate Authority (He Mana Motuhake), Volume II: The Crown's Betrayal of the Tuhoe Maori Sanctuary in New Zealand, 1915-1926 (Hardback, 1st ed. 2020)

              By Webster, Steven

              • RRP: $281.50
              • $195.63
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              • In Stock US

              A relentless Crown campaign to purchase individual Tuhoe land shares ultimately resulted in a misleading Crown scheme to consolidate and relocate Tuhoe land shares, thereby freeing up land for the settlement of non- Tuhoe farmers.

              ISBN 9783030410452
              Released AU 22 Jun 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Visiting Grandma
                

              Visiting Grandma (Paperback)

              By Va`afusuaga, Jane; Illustrated by Pinder-Pancho, Azra

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $26.99
              • Save $3.00
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              A children's picture book about a Samoan family set in New Zealand from the perspective of a pakeha girl. A normal event in one culture may seem odd to another culture. But when pakeha Rachel goes with her new Samoan friend Luisa to visit her grandmother, it's not quite what Rach...el expects.
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              ISBN 9781877484353
              Published AU 19 Jun 2020
              Publisher Little Island Press Ltd
              Interest Age 2-6 years
              Availability
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              Pasifika Coastwatchers
                

              Pasifika Coastwatchers (Hardback)

              By Riley, David

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $27.99
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              On Sunday 7 December 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked American ships in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Britain declared war on Japan. And the Pasifika Coastwatchers leaped into action! Their job was to report the movements of Japanese... aircraft, ships and submarines. If they were caught they were beaten, imprisoned and sometimes executed. But without these brave men, women and children, the Pacific war may have been lost. This is their story.
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              ISBN 9780995135338
              Published AU 11 Jun 2020
              Publisher Reading Warrior
              Interest Age Children
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              How Tonga got its name: Ko e founga hono ma'u 'e Tonga 'a hono hingoa
                

              How Tonga got its name: Ko e founga hono ma'u 'e Tonga 'a hono hingoa (Hardback)

              By Riley, David

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $27.99
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              A Tongan legend retold by David Riley and translated into Tongan by Julienne Faletau. Maui threw his line and hook into the ocean. He felt the hook catch onto something huge and heavy. "Wow, it's beautiful!" Maui said. What amazing sight did Maui see in the ocean that day?

              ISBN 9780995135390
              Published AU 11 Jun 2020
              Publisher Reading Warrior
              Interest Age Children
              Series Pasifika Superheroes
              Language (English)
              Availability
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              Kamelia Lino Zarka: History-making Pilot
                

              Kamelia Lino Zarka: History-making Pilot (Hardback)

              By Riley, David

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $27.99
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              Kamelia Lino Zarka tracks Kamelia's journey from the Kingdom of Tonga, to the skies of Hawaii. You'll read how she made history by becoming the first Tongan female to captain a commercial airline. And you'll be inspired to see how her daughters are following in her high achieving... footsteps. The sky is no limit for this Tongan family!
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              ISBN 9780995135369
              Published AU 11 Jun 2020
              Publisher Reading Warrior
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Wahine Toa
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