NOVEMBER READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES

NOVEMBER READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES 1500 1000 The Flyer Magazine

November Reading

with Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries

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Adults’ Read

A Natural Year: Living Simply Through the Seasons Nissen Wendyl
640.41 NIS – (Frankton, Clyde and Wanaka)

A Natural Year follows writer Wendyl Nissen’s life in the peaceful New Zealand countryside.

It’s the story and informative natural living seasonal guide that chronicles what happens in her garden, kitchen and life.

Nissen writes about freedom, ageing, joy, and mental well-being gained from her back-to-basics lifestyle, as well as tips to support anxiety and the practical things she does to live in a sustainable way.

With photographs taken at her home in Northland, Wendyl shares 100 new recipes, including lemon curd, oysters on toast, compost tea, blackberry cordial and seaweed stock.

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Afakasi-Woman

Kids’ Read

Afakasi Woman Lani Wendt Young
YAF WEN – (Frankton, Queenstown and Wanaka)

This is a great, adult and young adult, fiction collection of 24 short stories. Covering the joys and tribulations of being a woman in Samoa and the struggles brought to an island nation by climate change.

One entertaining story in the compilation called, The Coconut Seller, told of a small boy with a big bag of wares. This very brief tale provides a contemplation on generosity, human behaviour and contrasting lifestyles. It ends neatly with an unexpected twist.