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September 2012

New Zealand Non Fiction

This Way of Life Sumner Burstyn Based on Sumner Burstyn’s film of the same name, which was shortlisted for an Oscar and won 10 international awards. Here are the many stories the film could not capture or that followed on after filming was completed, with more focus on the seven children of the unique Ottley-Karena family. In our risk-adverse culture they embrace wild nature, horses and adventure every day; the children are allowed the privilege of freedom — they ride, hunt and kayak — their toys are nature; their Game Boys real horses, their PlayStation real guns used to hunt venison for sustenance. This is the free-range childhood most of us can only dream of. Faced with a range of new challenges, they approach life with characteristic dignity and strength. But is their unique lifestyle one that is sustainable in the long term? A modern parable of one family’s unconventional and incredibly positive response to the questions that confront many families in these anxious times.

HarperCollins NZ | RRP $29.99

Non Fiction Hope Street, Jerusalem Irris Makler

Yates Garden Problem Solver Yates

Adventurous, compassionate and engagingly honest, journalist Irris Makler is a master at capturing the personal stories behind the news.

This bestselling book has been fully updated to include the latest available practical remedies and solutions for your garden. Covering a wide variety of common disorders affecting flowers, fruit, vegetables, shrubs and trees, Yates Garden Problem Solver provides clear colour illustrations of weeds, pests and diseases, allowing you to spot at a glance the problem affecting your plants. Easy-to-follow text provides simple steps to rid yourself of even the nastiest pests.

HarperCollins NZ | RRP $29.99

Both a love story and bittersweet tribute to her beloved adopted city of Jerusalem, Irris Makler, the award-winning author of Our Woman in Kabul, shines a hopeful light on a part of the world where the news reports often make it seem impossibly dark. From juggling the danger and unpredictability of her work as a roving foreign correspondent, to falling in love with a handsome and charming young Israeli, she allows us an intimate glimpse into a passionate, vibrant and fascinating world. HarperCollins AUS | RRP $36.99

Fiction Telegraph Avenue Michael Chabon The immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist Michael Chabon delivers another big-hearted, exhilarating novel exploring the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland families. One street, two families. As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there, long-time friends, band mates and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl. When ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fourth-richest black man in America, announces plans to go forward with the construction of his latest Dogpile megastore on a nearby neglected stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their little enterprise. What they don’t know is that Goode’s announcement marks the climax of a decades-old secret history... Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of seven novels - including The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union - two collections of short stories, and one other work of non-fiction. He lives in California with his wife and children. HarperCollins NZ | RRP $34.99

Fiction Assassin Tara Moss

Flowers of Baghdad Bruce Lyman

How far would you go for revenge? For survival? Makedde Vanderwall returns in Tara Moss’s new dark and glamorous thriller.

Are you ready for me, you on the free side of the bars? Are you ready for my story? Are you ready for foulness and sweetness? It is a story you will not be able to rinse out for a long time.

Former model turned forensic psychologist and PI Mak Vanderwall is missing, presumed dead in Paris. By hiring a hit man to kill her, the powerful and corrupt Cavanagh family aimed to silence her for good. But after narrowly escaping death, Mak has taken over her would-be killer’s world. She is very much alive. And transformed. Tara Moss is an internationally bestselling novelist, award-winning short story writer and former top model. In her spare time she studies psychology, forensic science, criminology and violent crime.

HarperCollins AUS | RRP $36.99

Young Adult

It is 2005. Malik is a good man, who ekes out a living in war-torn Baghdad selling cotton business shirts from a dusty stall on a street corner to support his wife and children. He risks life and limb, every day, driving his old Datsun to and from his stall, through military checkpoints and an obstacle course of snipers, suicide bombers and booby-trapped streets. Aadil is a devoted husband and a father to nine children. Like Malik, he is a good man who wants the best for his family — and peace for Iraq. Aadil sets in motion a chain of events that changes the lives of his family, and Malik’s family, and his friends irrevocably — in measures both magical and devastating. HarperCollins AUS | RRP $32.99

Carnival of Souls Melissa Marr Enter the Carnival. The carnival pulsed in the centre of The City - a swirl of masked pleasure and violence. Music played constantly as the dancers demonstrated their flexibility. At times it was a glorious cacophony. Jugglers and fire-twirlers showed their skills in time to the music. All around the carnival, transactions of varying degrees of legality and ethical questionability were happening. The City wasn’t a world that seemed beautiful to everyone. It was their world, though ... Melissa Marr was voted in high school the ‘most likely to end up in jail’. Instead, she graduated school and did a lot of writing. Her novels include the Wicked Lovely series. She also compiled and edited Enthralled, a collection of novellas, with Kelley Armstrong.

HarperCollins UK | RRP $24.99

Children’s Picture Books

This Moose Belongs To Me Oliver Jeffers

Mangu & Ma Megan Bowers-Vette From 0 to 2 years, black-and-white imagery can help babies focus and improve their concentration.

Wilfred owned a moose. He hadn’t always owned a moose. The moose came to him a while ago and he knew, just KNEW, that it was meant to be his. He thought he would call him Marcel.

Even newborns less than three months old can see black-and-white images clearer than anything else.

Combining fine art paintings with illustration, this visually-arresting book marks a spectacular and imaginative departure for master picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers.

This beautiful black-and-white photographic collection of New Zealand images will be one you will love to share with your baby. Produced as a sturdy board book, this book will withstand repeated readings and is small enough for little hands to hold.

HarperCollins UK | RRP $14.99

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Publicity Catalogue September 2012  

Publicity Catalogue September 2012