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May 2021 
Another Chapter Bookshop

                           6 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington 02102750007
 
 
We hope you have had a chance to enjoy the great weather we have been having in Wellington and you are getting some time for reading! 
Please note our shop hours have changed, we are now closed on Mondays. 
 
Open Tuesday to Friday 10 - 5.30, Saturday 11.00 - 3.00
Closed Sunday and Monday,  and Public holidays.  
 
Book Group Event: we are hosting Contemporary Irish Fiction Wellington - Wednesday 26th May at 7pm. See their Facebook page for further information, currently reading John Boyne's The Heart's Invisible Furies.   
 
WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2020
Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her and the way people worked. Desperate for a solution, Camilla after doing a PhD created an instruction manual for humans that she could consult. Camilla dismantles our obscure social customs and identifies what it really means to be human using her unique expertise and a language she knows best: science. Through a set of scientific principles, this book examines life's everyday interactions including:
- Decisions and the route we take to make them;
- Conflict and how we can avoid it;
- Relationships and how we establish them;
- Etiquette and how we conform to it.
Explaining Humans shares how to lead a more connected happier life , written from the outside in. 
 

Book Group meets May 18 at 6.00 pm. Shuggie Bain proves a powerful and disturbing read

Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love and the hollowness of pride.
A blistering debut by a brilliant writer with a powerful and important story to tell.

It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door, and a life  bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering 2nd husband and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped in a decimated mining town. As she descends deeper into drink the children try their best to save her...
 

New Books In Store

 


Sure to be a Kiwi classic!

With a husband, and two children, 1200 sheep and 400 cattle, farm dogs, and pet lambs, pigs keen to excavate and a goat bent on escape country life is never dull.

Each season brings new challenges, exhausting at times but lots of fun, enjoy this country tale on the day to day life  of a Kiwi mother, vet and farmers wife. 

 

Harlan Coben first came to light for me recently as the author of the book the Netflix series The Stranger a psychological thriller is based on. 

An FBI case has baffled them for 20 years, when an heiress Patrica Lockwook was abducted during a robbery at the family estate. Patricia escaped but so did her captors and the stolen items were never recovered until now. This book will provide many twists and turns . 
 
Supergood 

Epic plant based food for everyone, with gluten-free options for just about everything.

Sink your teeth into a massive selection of dishes that go way beyond what you'd expect from plant-based fare to deliver hearty, tasty, fussy-eater approved satisfaction. 
 
If you missed this insightful biography from Michelle Obama first time round it is now available in paperback.

A good read to share with the young person/ women in your life. As we who are well over 21 know even those who seem to have it all fail at times and have to put in the hard graft too! 

Interesting to read that when the girls were little she too struggled with the evenings and the witching hour before bed when everyone is tired and hungry and Dad isn't home yet to lend a hand! 

 
 
 
A hilarious picture book about expectant magpie parents and the dangers of too much stuff! 

Magpies Meg and Ash want to build the perfect nest for their eggs. They use the usual mid, sticks and grass, but are soon convinced it is not enough. Meg and Ask collect all kinds of things  cuckoo clocks, mops, sock, in an ever growing pile for their home for the chicks... But what happens when there is simply too much stuff?
 
 
 

A book for our times
These days it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility and kindness  NYT book review 

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate want to make her feel better wondering:  What does it mean to be kind? 

 

Opening Hours

Usual hours Tuesday to Friday 10.00 to 5.30 and Saturday 11.00 - 3.00.  

Check out our Facebook Page or Website for any changes in opening times and contact details. 

Again thank you for your support and custom. 
FREE parking for 90 minutes on lower level of Countdown for Riddiford St Shops.

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