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Challenging, touching, persuading, Janet Hughes

How I Get Ready Ashleigh Young Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 978176562367 The Dangerous Country Of Love And Marriage Amy Leigh Wicks Auckland University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9781869408978 To The Occupant Emma Neale Otago University Press, $28.00, ISBN 9781988531687 Judging…
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Something that rises, Ingrid Horrocks

Can You Tolerate This?: Personal Essays Ashleigh Young Victoria University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9781776560769 The title of Wellington poet, blogger, and editor Ashleigh Young’s new collection is a challenge issued in somewhat the same spirit as the title of Hera…
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Still (regrettably) relevant, Ashleigh Young

Roll on the Revolution … But Not Till After Xmas!: Selected Feminist Writing Margot Roth Women’s Studies Association of Aotearoa New Zealand / Pae Akoranga Wāhine, $25.00, ISBN 9780473351748 Yesterday, I was idling on Facebook when I should have been…
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Dreaming and aching, Ashleigh Young

The Place of Stones Martin Edmond The Holloway Press, $275.00, ISBN 9780986461866 Jumping Ship and Other Essays  Glenn Colquhoun Steele Roberts, $25.00, ISBN 9781877577765 When Martin Edmond picks up a piece of schist from Alaska – in which are embedded…
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Unbuttoning, Nadine France

Magnificent Moon Ashleigh Young Victoria University Press, $28.00, ISBN 9780864737632 This Hill, All It’s about is Lifting it to a Higher Level Vaughan Gunson Steele Roberts, $20.00, ISBN: 9781877577840 Three Days in a Wishing Well Kerrin P Sharpe Victoria University…
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Withholding and unfolding, Ashleigh Young

Mune: An Autobiography Ian Mune Craig Potton Publishing, $49.99, ISBN 9781877517334 Navigation: A Memoir  Joy Cowley Penguin Books, $45.00, ISBN 9780143205715 Searching for Grace: A Woman’s Quest for her True Identity   Carol Henderson and Heather Tovey Steele Roberts, $39.99, ISBN…
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Man alone with his words, Ashleigh Young

Backroads: Charting a Poet’s Life Sam Hunt Craig Potton Publishing, $49.99, ISBN 9781877517051 Hunt didn’t sit down at his typewriter to write this book. He sat down with his publisher and started rambling. Presented here is a one-sided transcript of…
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