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by Harlan Coben

Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns home in Harlan Coben’s next gripping thriller, to be published in September 2016.

A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager.

Drawing on his singular talent, Harlan Coben delivers an explosive and deeply moving thriller about friendship, family, and the meaning of home.
 Whispers of the past  by New Zealand author Owen Clough

Whispers of the past

by New Zealand author Owen Clough

Sam is employed by the Department of Conservation (DoC). His two mates are helping out. Their task is to clear out as many feral pigs as they can in the Tongariro National Park, which is located in the North Island of New Zealand.

There are three major volcanoes within this park, so the culling of the pigs has to be done with great care as there are an abundant amount of thermal pools, mud pools and, of course, volcanoes. In the high country of New Zealand, the weather can be very fickle, going from warm to cold within minutes. The three friends draw even closer as they get caught up in a weather pattern with a difference. Mist, sulphur and rain envelop them and propel them back to the start of the New Zealand Wars of 1863. Three modern blokes, with all the paraphernalia of the 21st century, running around in the past, confused, lost, and trying to stay out of harm's way, once they realise where they are. Will they get home? Will they change history?

ADULT NON-FICTION

Wool Away, Boy!: A Ripping Memoir of Life in the Shearing Sheds by Alan Blunt 

Wool Away, Boy!: A Ripping Memoir of Life in the Shearing Sheds

by Alan Blunt

A first-hand account of the shearing sheds of the 1950s and 1960s. The son of a shearer, Alan Blunt spent his teenage years in the woolsheds.

As his father labored, Alan would imagine himself opening the batting for Australia or boxing for the world middleweight championship, only to be startled out of his daydream with a cry of: "Wool away, boy. Wake up!" In this colorful memoir Alan chronicles all the larger-than-life personalities he met: the misfits, romantics, larrikins, and psychopaths.

With an irrepressible wit, he captures the voices of the men he worked with and brings to life a golden era of shearing.

The Horse Whisperer

The Horse Whisperer: When He Talks, Horses Listen

by Andrew Froggatt

Andrew Froggatt has special skills as a horse whisperer: he can train the wildest horse, and he's worked with thousands over the years, from wild, untouched horses through to top level show horses and racehorses. He's developed a system to consistently fix problems and bring out the very best in all horses.

This book tells the stories of horses Andrew has worked with and illustrates the methods he uses. 

 CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION

Jack and Charlie

Jack and Charlie: boys of the bush

by Jack Marcotte

The true story of two boys who live on the wild and rugged West Coast of the South Island.

Join Jack and Charlie as they go whitebaiting and fishing, panning for gold, chopping wood with their tomahawks, firing at targets with their bows and arrows, plucking ducks, camping in the bush and rafting down rivers.

Told by the older brother, Jack (with some help from his dad, Josh James the Kiwi Bushman), Jack and Charlie: Boys of the Bush is sure to become a New Zealand family classic.

Toad Delight

Toad Delight

by Morris Gleitzman

"The jaw-dropping details of one slightly squashed cane toad's adventures on TV. And his shock when he discovers what's cooking."

 

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Updated September 2016