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Agency
Agency
Title: Agency
Author: AUSTIN IAN
Series: Dan Calder
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/06/2016
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Ian Austin
ISBN: 9780473355371
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Air that we Breathe
Air that we Breathe
Based on one of Australia's worst industrial disasters, The Air that we Breathe is an account of ordinary people living through the catastrophic consequences of corporate greed and
wilful blindness.

In 1961 Italian immigrants Abele and Maria Moretti settle into life in Western Australia. They are promised a financially secure future working in an asbestos mine in the harsh and desolate outback. Despite health warnings to management, the mine continues to operate.

Thirty years later, the unthinkable happens and the Moretti family begin an arduous journey to seek justice. At the same time Katerina, a lawyer, representing the mining company, makes a surprising discovery about her family that causes her to rethink her allegiances.

The human stories weave between the narratives of the immigrant miner and mine manager, and later, the lawyer and the miner's daughter.

The impact of this story will stir emotions that remain long after the last page has been turned.

Title: Air that we Breathe
Author: DOUGLAS KARA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Price: $34.95
RRP: $34.95
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Redust Publishing
ISBN: 9780473507756
Available stock: 1
Price: $34.95
Alexandrite
Alexandrite
The stone's colour-changing property is at the heart of the story and takes the characters on a voyage to discover how past events are intertwined with the present.

The quest leads from World War One to the present day and from an English village to New Zealand farmland, to discover how past events are intertwined with the present. To unravel the mystery Pamela is forced to confront truths that shatter her beliefs about her family and their place in the world.

The Alexandrite is a story of class conflict, hidden sins, and deceit.

Title: Alexandrite
Author: JONES DIONE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/08/2019
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Cloud Ink
Publisher: Cloud Ink Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780473483302
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
All Day at the Movies
All Day at the Movies
Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this latest novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives. Life isn't always like it appears in the movies. In 1952, Irene Sandle takes her young daughter to Motueka. Irene was widowed during the war and is seeking a new start and employment in the tobacco fields. There, she finds the reality of her life far removed from the glamour of the screen. Can there be romance and happy endings, or will circumstances repeat through the generations? Each subsequent episode in this poignant work follows family secrets and the dynamics of Irene's children. The story doesn't just track their lives, but also New Zealand itself as its attitudes and opportunities change - and reverberate - through the decades. '...she is at a literary point when age is all gain - consummate craft, passion aplenty, the complex resonance of memory, and the edginess that comes from knowing about loss' - New Zealand Books

Title: All Day at the Movies
Author: KIDMAN FIONA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/08/2016
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9781775538905
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All the Way to Summer
All the Way to Summer
A powerful collection of stories exploring love and longing from the award-winning author of This Mortal Boy.

Fiona Kidman's early stories about New Zealand women's experiences scandalised readers with their vivid depictions of the heartbreaks and joys of desire, illicit liaisons and unconventional love. Her writing made her a feminist icon in the early 1980s, and she has since continued to tell the realities of women's lives, her books resonating with many readers over the years and across the world.

To mark her 80th birthday, this volume brings together a variety of her previously published stories as well as several that are new or previously uncollected; all moving, insightful and written with love. The final stories trace her own history of love, a memoir of significant people from childhood and beyond.

Title: All the Way to Summer
Author: KIDMAN FIONA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9780143773658
Available stock: 1
Price: $40.00
All This by Chance
All This by Chance
If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present.

Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, with no memory of the Jewish family who sent their little girl to safety. When the couple emigrate, the peace they seek in New Zealand cannot overcome the past they have left behind.

Following the lives of Eva, her daughter Lisa and her granddaughter Esther, All This by Chance is a moving multigenerational family saga about the legacy of the Holocaust and the burden of secrets never shared, by one of New Zealand's finest writers.

Title: All This by Chance
Author: OSULLIVAN VINCENT
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 08/03/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776561797
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
All Visitors Ashore
All Visitors Ashore
Title: All Visitors Ashore
Author: STEAD C K
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $14.30
RRP: $13.95
Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143205937
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All Visitors Ashore
All Visitors Ashore
Once he watched the white ships sail past Rangitoto Island and dreamed of a future beyond New Zealand. Now he wants only to recapture the past. An Auckland community: two not-so-faithful restaurant-running musicians, a gay artist and his lodger, the recently electrified Cecilia Skyways who is writing her memoirs in his garden hut, Patagonia Aorewa de Thierry Bennett, an enigma otherwise known as plain Pat Bennett, and Curl Skidmore, the narrator's alter ego, his brilliant young head full of novels waiting to be unravelled, his trousers full of something much more irrepressible. It is 1951 and the harbourfront strike is on, yet the passenger ships still sail: the wider world beckons. One by one, or two by two, the characters leave the stage, until only the narrator is left, trying to capture his memories over a gap of thirty years.

Title: All Visitors Ashore
Author: STEAD C K
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 24/01/2002
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Harvill Press
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781860469367
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Alveridgea The Legend of the Lonely Dog
Alveridgea The Legend of the Lonely Dog
Another time, another world. Port Alveridge, nestled on the edge of the sparkling Esparrow Sea, is a town divided. Cats and Dogs who once fought ancient battles now live as uneasy neighbours in segregated districts, with the town ruled for the greater good of Felines. Into this hotbed of simmering rivalry steps an orphan hound - Arthur Snout - deposited on the steps of the Alveridge County Orphanage. A small, unhoundish loner, Arthur is bullied by the other houndlings. And their nickname of 'Lonely Dog' soon sticks. Lonely Dog has a special gift, however, a gift for music that crosses boundaries, styles, and even species - Torn from his new rough-and-ready family: from Old Rolph - orphanage headmaster, father figure and secret music-lover; from a childhood sweetheart - Kelzie, whom Lonely Dog loves more than anything; from Bronson - biker gang leader who protects him - Lonely Dog flees for his life to the hinterlands, where he unwittingly becomes the star of an outlawed late-night pirate radio show. With Bronson jailed and shadowy offshore Feline powers marshalling for a war that threatens to destroy all Hound-kind, Lonely Dog must return to Port Alveridge and face his destiny.
Can a shy, reluctant hero - armed with nothing but his 'Houndsound' - change the course of Alveridgean history?

Title: Alveridgea The Legend of the Lonely Dog
Author: CLARKE IVAN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/07/2012
Price: $39.99
RRP: $39.99
Imprint: Atlantic Books
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781848873322
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Amber
Amber
Title: Amber
Author: CHALLINOR DEBORAH
Year: 0710
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $35.80
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781869506322
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Price: $35.80
Amber
Amber
Title: Amber
Author: CHALLINOR DEBORAH
Year: 0808
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781869507329
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Amber
Amber
The second rivetting installment in The Smuggler's Wife series by one of our leading historical novelists. She was Maori, aged anywhere between three and five years old. Her dirty, matted hair hung past her shoulders, and sweet, heart-shaped little face was filthy. When Kitty Farrell is offered a trinket by a street urchin, her implulsive response will change both of their lives forever. It is 1845, and after four years on the high seas with Rian, her wild Irish husband, she returns to the lawless Bay of Islands and a country at war. Kitty and Rian must battle to be reunited as they fight for their lives and watch friends and enemies alike succumb to the madness of war and the fatal seduction of hatred. 'Rich with historical facts ...an immensely enjoyable read.' Australian Women's Weekly

Title: Amber
Author: CHALLINOR DEBORAH
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/07/2015
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (New
ISBN: 9781775549642
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Price: $25.00