Everyone thought he was dead. You won’t believe what he was really doing: Partisan by James Caffin

There really are some stories that are stranger than fiction. The story of New Zealand soldier John Denvir is one of them. First published in 1945, and now republished by HarperCollins New Zealand, James Caffin's Partisan tells us about this man's incredible journey during World War II.
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Nazis, Journalists, and Night Witches: The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Nazi hunters, an all-female group of bomber pilots, and new brides in post-war America - Kate Quinn's The Huntress weaves three different stories into one gripping tale.  Born to a family living on the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia, Nina's life is full of rusalki  (evil Russian and Hungarian lake witches) right from the day she's born…
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Stacy Gregg interview: “I write for strong, brave independent-minded readers who aspire to be heroes”

Several years ago now, I bought Mystic and the Midnight Ride by Stacy Gregg as a Christmas present for Miss Missy, my daughter. We read our way through all the Pony Club Secrets books as I (and other members of my family) bought them for her as Christmas and birthday presents. Miss Missy quickly become…
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How we met: The ways great love begins by Michele A’Court

How We Met has a pretty simple concept – Michele A’Court (feminist-comedian-badass) interviews a bunch of enduring Kiwi couples about how they met. There’s all sorts in there, lots of missed opportunities and first date mishaps, disapproving parents and friends, coincidences and romance. The stories themselves are, of course, wonderful – Michele captures them on…
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Pax: searching for peace

A recent addition to the children's fiction shelves, Pax by Sara Pennypacker is a deeply emotional story that explores the special connection between a boy and his fox. The narratives of the two main characters, Peter and his fox Pax, are beautifully entwined in the tale of an epic journey through a world threatened by…
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