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Lost and found by Toni Street

Lost and found

Toni Street

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"Toni Street's easy on-air style and warm personality has made her a firm favourite with thousands of New Zealanders. But behind the bubbly persona, is a story of heartbreak and resilience. Toni and her twin brother Lance were the much-loved first children...

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Life after by Evonne Madden

Life after

Evonne Madden

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"Having to deal with the loss of loved ones is something that unites us all. Yet we rarely even talk about grief. Life After shares the raw, intimate and inspiring stories of how more than 60 ordinary and well-known Australians have recovered from...

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The soul of a woman by Isabel Allende

The soul of a woman

Isabel Allende

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"The wise, warm, defiant new book from literary legend Isabel Allende – a meditation on power, feminism and what it means to be a woman. "When I say that I was a feminist in kindergarten, I am not exaggerating." As a child, Isabel Allende watched her...

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A promised land by Barack Obama

A promised land

Barack Obama

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"A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy. In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his i...

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This will all be over soon by Cecily Strong

This will all be over soon

Cecily Strong

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"Cecily Strong had a special bond with her cousin Owen. And so she was devastated when, in early 2020, he passed away at age thirty from the brain cancer glioblastoma. Before Strong could attempt to process her grief, another tragedy struck: the coro...

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Ethel Rosenberg by Anne Sebba

Ethel Rosenberg

Anne Sebba

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"New York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba's moving biography of Ethel Rosenberg, the wife and mother whose execution for espionage-related crimes defined the Cold War and horrified the world. In June 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a couple with...

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Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough

Forget the Alamo

Bryan Burrough

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"Three noted Texan writers combine forces to tell the real story of the Alamo, dispelling the myths, exploring why they had their day for so long, and explaining why the ugly fight about its meaning is now coming to a head. Every nation needs its cre...

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The power of good news by Hal Urban

The power of good news

Hal Urban

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"What we eat greatly impacts our physical health. Hal Urban says that we can nourish our minds just like we nourish our bodies by choosing what information we consume. The key is to train our brains to find and focus on the good in the world, which we...

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The accidental teacher by Tim Heath

The accidental teacher

Tim Heath

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"Tim Heath taught for about 40 years, mostly in New Zealand but also in Samoa, in small country schools, in big city schools, at the Correspondence School, in primary schools and secondary schools. He's been a principal and a deputy principal. Teaching...

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Still standing by Jess Quinn

Still standing

Jess Quinn

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"Jess Quinn is, in her own words, quite literally a walking miracle. Her body has been completely restructured so that she could survive an aggressive cancer. Jess' leg was amputated when she was a young child, and she has worn a prosthetic leg ever ...

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Rewilding the urban soul by Claire Dunn

Rewilding the urban soul

Claire Dunn

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Once upon a time, a burnt-out Claire Dunn spent a year living off the grid in a wilderness survival program. Yet love and the possibilities of human connection drew her back to the city, where she soon found herself as overscheduled, addicted to her phone,...

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Rationality by Steven Pinker

Rationality

Steven Pinker

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"Can reading a book make you more rational? Can it explain why there seems to be so much irrationality in the world, including, let's be honest, in each of us? These are the goals of Steven Pinker's follow-up to Enlightenment Now (Bill Gates's "new f...

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Taste by Stanley Tucci

Taste

Stanley Tucci

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"Tucci grew up in an Italian family that put great import on food: the quality of ingredients, the careful preparation, the passing on of family recipes and cultural culinary traditions. He has written cookbooks, become involved in food-related charities,...

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King Richard by Michael Dobbs

King Richard

Michael Dobbs

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"In January 1973, Richard Nixon was inaugurated after winning re-election in a historic landslide. But by April his presidency had fallen apart as the Watergate scandal metastasised into what White House counsel John Dean called 'a full-blown cancer'....

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A course called America by Tom Coyne

A course called America

Tom Coyne

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"In the span of one year, Coyne crisscrosses the United States in search of its greatest golf experience. He plays every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than two hundred hidden gems and heavyweights, visiting all fifty states to find a...

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Trejo by Danny Trejo

Trejo

Danny Trejo

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"On screen, Danny Trejo is the most recognisable anti-hero in Hollywood - killed at least a hundred times, he steals every scene he's in. But off screen, he is so much more. The ultimate hard-knock-lifer, and a true man of the world, he has all the s...

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The Nine by Gwen Strauss

The Nine

Gwen Strauss

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"The Nine follows the true story of the author's great aunt Helene Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines of WWII from Germany back to Paris....

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Crazy love  by Rosetta Allan

Crazy love

Rosetta Allan

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"It has been 28 years since Vicki last sent a letter to Robert Muldoon. Last time she wrote, he was Prime Minister, while she was living with her loser-boyfriend and wanting to know why people like her had to exist in such dire straits. Back then, Muldoon...

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A carnival of snackery by David Sedaris

A carnival of snackery

David Sedaris

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"There's no right way to keep a diary, but if there's an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mastered it. If it's navel-gazing you're after, you've come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination. Rather, his observations turn outward:...

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Daughter of the river country by Dianne O'Brien

Daughter of the river country

Dianne O'Brien

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Born in rural New South Wales in the 1940s, baby Dianne is immediately taken from her Indigenous parents and adopted by an Irish couple. Raised in the era of the 'White Australia' policy and widespread racism, she grows up believing Val is her birth ...

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The librarian by Allie Morgan

The librarian

Allie Morgan

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I'm a librarian. I serve the regulars, the crime enthusiasts, the bookworms, the homeless, the eccentrics, the jobless, the teenagers, the toddlers, the aged. I know my community well. The library is a sanctuary for some, a place for warmth for others...

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Somebody's daughter by Ashley C. Ford

Somebody's daughter

Ashley C. Ford

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"Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he's in prison, and she doesn't know what he did to end up there. She...

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House of sticks by Ly Tran

House of sticks

Ly Tran

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"An intimate, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir recounting a young girl's journey from war-torn Vietnam to Ridgewood, Queens, and her struggle to find her voice amid clashing cultural expectations. Ly Tran is just a toddler in 1993 when she and...

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She is not your rehab by Matt (Mataio Faafetai Malietoa) Brown

She is not your rehab

Matt (Mataio Faafetai Malietoa) Bro...

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"Mataio (Matt) Faafetai Malietoa Brown offers the men in his barbershop a haircut with a difference: a safe space to be seen and heard without judgement. As the creator of My Fathers Barbers, Matt has inspired a new generation of New Zealand men to break...

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138 dates by Rebekah Campbell

138 dates

Rebekah Campbell

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"What will it take to follow your dream? On the outside, Rebekah Campbell has an enviable life. At thirty-five, she is founder of hot Sydney start-up Posse.com, she writes one of Australia's most popular blogs and she gives inspirational talks at con...

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The dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlington

The dressmakers of Auschwitz

Lucy Adlington

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"At the height of the Holocaust twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, mainly Jewish women and girls, were selected to design, cut, and sew beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women in a dedicated salon. It was...

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Alpha by David Philipps

Alpha

David Philipps

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"A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter uncovers the story of the shocking rise and fall of a decorated Navy SEAL accused of war crimes, the fellow SEALs who turned him in, and the court martial that captivated the nation. After nearly twenty years of mil...

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All in by Billie Jean King

All in

Billie Jean King

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"An intimate self-portrait encompassing the life, times, and career of one of the most transformative individuals -- let alone athletes -- of recent times. Journeying from a blue-collar childhood to shatter tennis's exclusive country-club culture, Billie...

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Labour saving by M. J. (Michael John) Cullen

Labour saving

M. J. (Michael John) Cullen

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"In this ... memoir, Hon. Sir Michael Cullen describes his lengthy political career, including his major economic policies. Among the many highlights are the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, also known as the Cullen Fund; KiwiSaver; and the Working f...

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The cancer companion by Toni Lindsay

The cancer companion

Toni Lindsay

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"A cancer diagnosis has more than physical effects; it can cause a torrent of unexpected, unfamiliar emotions felt by both the patient and those who care for them. The Cancer Companion is a compassionate, down-to-earth guide for those navigating thes...

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How to get a good job after 50 by Rupert French

How to get a good job after 50

Rupert French

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"These days, more and more people are looking to stay in the workforce longer and are seeking satisfying, fulfilling jobs. How to Get a Good Job After 50 is a step-by-step guide to finding and winning the sort of job older employees want to have! In ...

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The hundred years' war by Jamie Wall

The hundred years' war

Jamie Wall

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"The Hundred Years' War is the story of the intense competition between the All Blacks and Springboks over the past 100 years, the games they've played and the battles that have raged from Parliaments to the streets. It's an examination of two cultures...

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Love lockdown by Elizabeth Greenwood

Love lockdown

Elizabeth Greenwood

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"What is it like to fall in love with someone in prison? Over the course of five years, Elizabeth Greenwood followed the ups and downs of five couples who met during incarceration. In Love Lockdown, she pulls back the curtain on the lives of the husbands...

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Searching for Charlotte by Kate Forsyth

Searching for Charlotte

Kate Forsyth

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In 1841, Australia's first children's book was published, the anonymous writer known only as 'a lady long resident in New South Wales'. The identity of the author was one of the most puzzling literary mysteries until 1981, when she was finally given a...

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Killing the mob by Bill O'Reilly

Killing the mob

Bill O'Reilly

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"O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th century organised crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers and especially, mob family bosses. C...

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Come fly the world by Julia Cooke

Come fly the world

Julia Cooke

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"Required to have a college education, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5′3" and 5′9", between 105 and 140 pounds, and...

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Elizabeth & Margaret by Andrew Morton

Elizabeth & Margaret

Andrew Morton

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"They were the closest of sisters and the best of friends. But when, in a quixotic twist of fate, their uncle Edward VIII decided to abdicate the throne, the dynamic between Elizabeth and Margaret was dramatically altered. Forever more, Margaret would...

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When Harry met Minnie by Martha Teichner

When Harry met Minnie

Martha Teichner

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"A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together, from CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent and multi-Emmy-Award-winning Martha Teichner. There are true fairy...

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A life on our planet by David Attenborough

A life on our planet

David Attenborough

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"See the world. Then make it better. I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The...

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Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Untamed

Glennon Doyle

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"There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck,....

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