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Roosters I Have Known

Steve Braunias

Roosters I Have Known by Steve BrauniasWell crafted and piercingly insightful, this collection of Steve Braunias's 2007 interviews of New Zealand's famous and infamous—both publicity-seekers and those desperate to hide from the spotlight—is a humorous and biting survey of the national psyche. Ranging from the disturbingly na├»ve to the gloriously vain, from food critics to politicians, these profiles are uniquely New Zealand focused.
2014 / 8 / 7
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How to Sail a Boat

Matt Vance

How to Sail a Boat by Matt Vance

To sail a boat is a magical, and sometimes mystical, experience. The sailor is free from the cares of life on land, entirely absorbed in the enterprise of moving a craft across the water. For the uninitiated, though, willingly putting oneself at the mercy of nature's unpredictable forces, winds, waves, and weather can seem quite daunting. Here, Matt Vance takes readers inside the mind of a sailor, from the first scary moment of handling a boat solo to the exhilaration of sailing across oceans and discovering new worlds. His stories and those of his fellow madmen will captivate sailors young...

2014 / 8 / 7
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This Piece of Earth: A Life in My New Zealand Garden

Harvey McQueen

This Piece of Earth: A Life in My New Zealand Garden by Harvey McQueenIn this captivating autobiography, the author magically weaves the story of his life—from a Banks Peninsula boyhood to the Executive Wing of Parliament—with the seasons of his Wellington garden and mouth-watering recipes from his kitchen.
2014 / 8 / 7
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Fate & Philosophy: A Journey Through Life's Great Questions

Jim Flynn

Fate & Philosophy: A Journey Through Life's Great Questions by Jim Flynn

A provocative sequel to The Torchlight List, this book examines the answers that thinkers throughout the ages—from Plato in ancient Greece to contemporary psychologists and scientists—have proposed for life's great questions: Do human beings have free will? Is a good society possible? Is patriotism ethical? and Can modern science penetrate the mind? Exploring the moral ideals, attitudes, and religious beliefs that affect everyday life, this account is an exhilarating introduction to philosophy and a manual for becoming a fully alive member of the human race. It is also a stunning exploration...

2014 / 8 / 8
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How to Pick a Winner

Mary Mountier

How to Pick a Winner by Mary MountierReleased for the 2004 Melbourne Cup, this guide provides astute observations and hilarious insights for both racing amateurs and seasoned racing and betting pros. Celebrating "the sport of kings," this insider's view explores the personalities, scandals, oddities, joys of ownership, social divisions, betting systems, and how it all began—blame King Charles II—while offering sound advice to newcomers.
2014 / 8 / 8
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How to Watch a Game of Rugby

Spiro Zavos

How to Watch a Game of Rugby by Spiro ZavosFull of enthusiasm, this guide sets out to convince non-believers that rugby is the world's greatest game.
2014 / 8 / 9
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How to Listen to Pop Music

Nick Bollinger

How to Listen to Pop Music by Nick BollingerThis comprehensive and illuminating guide explores the entire spectrum of pop music, from Beatlemania and the long-playing record to Eminem and the iPod.
2014 / 8 / 9
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The Miss Tutti Frutti Contest: Travel Tales of the South Pacific

Graeme Lay

The Miss Tutti Frutti Contest: Travel Tales of the South Pacific by Graeme LayThis marvelous collection of travel stories from the South Pacific reveals Paul Gauguin's shocking Tahitian secrets, retraces the last tragic days of Robert Louis Stevenson, and recounts the author's own haunting by Herman Melville, as well as his attempts to seduce the Slovenian Olympic ski team in the Cook Islands.
2014 / 8 / 9
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Under the Osakan Sun: A Funny, Intimate, Wonderful Account of Three Years in Japan

Hamish Beaton

Under the Osakan Sun: A Funny, Intimate, Wonderful Account of Three Years in Japan by Hamish BeatonAn intimate account of a college graduate's three years teaching English in Japan, this book follows a young man's experience diving headfirst into a new culture and way of life. From an elderly couple who take him on nerve-wracking expeditions to the junior high school students he must teach despite a complete lack of experience, this hilarious, intimate account unravels the cultural mysteries of modern Japan.
2014 / 8 / 9
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An Afternoon in Summer: My Year on a South Sea Island, Doing Nothing, Gaining Everything, and Finally Falling in Love

Kathy Giuffre

An Afternoon in Summer: My Year on a South Sea Island, Doing Nothing, Gaining Everything, and Finally Falling in Love by Kathy Giuffre

In an attempt to escape from her stressful life as a single working mother of two young boys, Kathy Giuffre books a year-long trip for four in a tropical paradise. At the last minute, her boyfriend announces he isn't joining them, and Kathy finds herself in an unlivable house in Rarotonga, a tiny speck in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. Her unlikely savior is Emily, an 82-year-old Maori woman with a large white house on the edge of the ocean, which the two women share with two callous missionaries, the ghosts of Emily's ancestors, and, briefly, a bizarre couple from Eastern Europe. As...

2014 / 8 / 11
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Old Bucky & Me: Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake

Jane Bowron

Old Bucky & Me: Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake by Jane BowronOn February 22, 2011, journalist Jane Bowron had been living in her hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand, when the city was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, only five months after a 7.1 earthquake. While the first quake had caused damage but no fatalities, the second became the ultimate horror story: entire suburbs were decimated, houses collapsed, hillsides fell away, and people were killed or trapped in rubble and raging fires. As the historic city lay in ruins, Bowron managed to find a phone, call her newspaper, and deliver a moving human account of the scene around her. For the next...
2014 / 8 / 14
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How to Hear Classical Music

Davinia Caddy

How to Hear Classical Music by Davinia Caddy

Ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs? Had to bluff your way through classical music conversations? Trying to get a handle on music by modern composers? Failed to convince teenagers of the merits of Beethoven or Bach? Or just want an absorbing read about music? This book is an illuminating guide that will be a hit with classical music lovers and those keen to discover more about the subject, written by an accomplished musician, historian, and music writer. Devoid of snobbery, with an engaging, informal feel, How to Hear Classical Music will open readers' eyes—and...

2014 / 8 / 19
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The Owl That Fell from the Sky: Stories of a Museum Curator

Brian Gill

The Owl That Fell from the Sky: Stories of a Museum Curator by Brian GillNatural history museums contain many thousands of zoological specimens and each has a tale to tell - often involving extraordinary people, daring explorations, unquenchable scientific curiosity, and strange coincidences. This perfectly presented book, with its engaging pictures, is rich in stories and unveils many secrets. The author is a fabulous storyteller, and this book will be loved by museum-goers, animal-lovers, and anyone with a curiosity about the natural world.
2014 / 8 / 22
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How to Drink a Glass of Wine

John Saker

How to Drink a Glass of Wine by John SakerThis comprehensive overview reveals the secrets of one of the most enduring and soothing spirits—from the miraculous process of turning grapes into wine and how the shape of a glass affects its taste, to who decides if a wine is a winner and what makes it healthy to drink.
2014 / 8 / 23
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The Colour of Food: A Memoir of Life, Love and Dinner

Anne Else

The Colour of Food: A Memoir of Life, Love and Dinner by Anne Else

When Anne Else married at the age of 19, she had never cooked a meal, despite having grown up above a grocery shop. That shaky start notwithstanding, she went on to become an enthusiastic cook—with a bit of help from Elizabeth David, Nancy Spain, Katharine Whitehorn, and the Duchess of Windsor. In this captivating memoir, Else recounts the story of her life, from her first marriage and motherhood; through becoming a feminist, divorcing, remarrying, finding her birth mother, and the heartbreaking loss of family members; to forging a lively community of new friends through her food blog in her...

2014 / 8 / 23
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Smoking in Antarctica: Selected Writing

Steve Braunias

Smoking in Antarctica: Selected Writing by Steve Braunias

From the perspective of a passionate New Zealand columnist, this diverse collection from Steve Braunias is a provocative commentary on society, politics, and the recession. From lambasting airhead politicians, apostrophe vigilantes, and purveyors of awful food to reflecting upon his experiences as a father, his travels in Antarctica, and his finally turning that age, this compilation is achingly funny and personal. Original and refreshing, this book reveals the inherent New Zealander character.

2014 / 8 / 24
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How to Look at a Painting

Justin Paton

How to Look at a Painting by Justin Paton

Encompassing a review of important paintings worldwide—both classical and modern—this exploration assures that anyone can understand and admire art. The reader will find increased appreciation for paintings, greater knowledge of different artists, and improved confidence in this brilliant exposition of painting in all its forms. The keen art collector, serious student, and occasional gallery visitor can all benefit from this journey of exploration through the centuries and across the painted world. This enduringly popular guide was selected as the best art book of the year by national and international...

2014 / 8 / 25
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How to Catch a Fish

Kevin Ireland

How to Catch a Fish by Kevin IrelandPacked with gloriously funny stories, this guide not only gives advice on how to get started fishing but also discusses the serious impact of over-fishing, which threatens oceans and rivers.
2014 / 8 / 26
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Sarah Vaughan Is Not My Mother: A Memoir of Madness

MaryJane Thomson

Sarah Vaughan Is Not My Mother: A Memoir of Madness by MaryJane ThomsonAt nineteen MaryJane Thomson seemed to have it all. Intelligent, creative and beautiful, she was destined for a bright future. But a nightmare of delusions and hallucinations was unfolding. She dropped out of university, turned to drugs, and spent years in and out of psych wards, police cells, drug hangouts and on the streets. In this heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful memoir of her life six years on, she takes you inside her world of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and vividly describes what it is like to live with voices in your head, to lose your freedom, and to despair of ever being...
2014 / 8 / 31
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Embracing the Dragon: A Woman's Remarkable Journey Along the Great Wall of China

Polly Greeks

Embracing the Dragon: A Woman's Remarkable Journey Along the Great Wall of China by Polly GreeksThis vivid recollection follows one woman's remarkable journey walking the Great Wall of China. Polly Greels walked further than any European woman to date—over jagged mountain passes, into villages which had never seen a European woman, and through a blizzard that nearly claimed her life.
2014 / 11 / 4
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