General & literary ‘I’ Authors
General & literary large print authors (3 authors)
4 General & literary Audio books available
1. The Blue Guitar (Large Print 16pt) - Ann Ireland
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At the International Classical Guitar Competition in Montreal, top - flight musicians fly in from all over the world to compete in a gruelling week. A career can be made or lost here, and the slightest mishap - a lapse of memory, a shaking right hand, a broken fingernail - can ruin years of preparation. More than a decade ago Toby made the finals in a similar competition but suffered a breakdown and is only now venturing back into the fray. Middle - aged Lucy is tired of playing bar mitzvahs and weddings and is determined to perform the recital of her life. Trace is a kayaking teenager from the West Coast who seems careless in her talent. Judges and contestants alike battle and scheme to achieve what they most desire here. There is much more than pretty music being performed on this stage.
2. Any Place I Hang My Hat - Susan Isaacs
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Growing up under the care of her financially disadvantaged grandmother after her mother's abandonment and father's imprisonment, Amy Lincoln wins prestigious scholarships and launches a journalism career before meeting a student who claims to be the illegitimate son of a presidential candidate.
3. The Whale Rider (16pt Large Print Edition) - Witi Ihimaera
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Eight - year - old Kahu craves her great - grandfather's love and attention. But he is focused on his duties as chief of a Maori tribe in Whangara, on the East Coast of New Zealand - a tribe that claims descent from the legendary 'whale rider'. In every generation since the whale rider, a male has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir - there's only kahu. She should be the next in line for the title, but her great - grandfather is blinded by tradition and sees no use for a girl. Kahu will not be ignored. And in her struggle she has a unique ally: the whale rider himself, from whom she has inherited the ability to communicate with whales. Once that sacred gift is revealed, Kahu may be able to re - establish her people's ancestral connections, earn her great - grandfather's attention - and lead her tribe to a bold new future.
4. The Thrill of Falling Stories (Large Print 16pt) - Witi Ihimaera
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A stunning collection of stories from one of New Zealand's favourite authors. What's new? A young woman utters her favourite mantras to take on the world. An old woman lives like a diva, re - enacting Casablanca. In a rewrite of a play, a singer becomes a rock chick in London. Moby Dick is reincarnated as an iceberg. Darwin's giant tortoises on the Galapagos Islands are re - encountered. A young man adds a twist to his intriguing heritage. In this richly imaginative and compelling collection of longer stories, Witi Ihimaera makes a playful and delightfully unique nod to influences from the past. Ranging across an intriguing and innovative variety of styles, subjects and settings, they defy the expected to reaffirm Ihimaera as one of New Zealand's finest technicians and storytellers.
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