Te Ra Aroha Press (6)

Fishing for Maui

ISBN: 9780473437541

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

Selected in the Listener 100 Best Books of 2018! A novel about food, whānau, and mental illness. Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep – just to take he...


Selected in the Listener 100 Best Books of 2018! A novel about food, whānau, and mental illness. Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep – just to take her mind off worries over her patients, her children, their father and the next family dinner. Elena is so obsessed with health, traditional food, her pregnancy and her blog she doesn’t notice that her partner, Malcolm the ethicist, is getting himself into a moral dilemma of his own making. Evie wants to save the world one chicken at a time. Meanwhile her boyfriend, Michael is on a quest to reconnect with his Māori heritage and discover his own identity. Rosa is eight years old and lost in her own fantasy world, but she’s the only one who can tell something’s not right. Crisis has the power to bring this family together, but will it be too late? "An accomplished story of a family in crisis - Ritchie's great skill is her ability to conjure the inner lives if her characters. Fishing For Maui is a compassionate meditation on what it means to be well". - Sarah Jane Barnett


Bind: paperback


Pages: 366


Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 05-07-2018


$34.99
The Seekers Garden

ISBN: 9780473583323

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

If you stand still for long enough, the past catches up with you… Leaving behind the fragments of her old life, Marcia Reed-Wilton crosses the world to return...


If you stand still for long enough, the past catches up with you… Leaving behind the fragments of her old life, Marcia Reed-Wilton crosses the world to return to her dilapidated childhood home and dig up the weeds of the past. Next door, Mrs Everglade struggles to maintain her independence in spite of her increasing frailty. Sixteen-year-old Lea escapes into her poetry to cope with depression until meeting Alex, a much more potent distraction. Meanwhile, Iris leaves her career on a whim to embark on an adventure of an entirely different kind, moving to a sleepy seaside town to write a book. On the other side of the world in opposite seasons, Zane, vocalist for a popular band is haunted by cryptic dreams that lead him home. A few twists of fate and a buried secret leave these individuals deeply and unexpectedly connected. The Seekers' Garden is a lush and captivating exploration of loss, growth and spirituality, revealing the way connections form in unlikely places.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 346


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-08-2021


$37.99
Facing The Shadow : Dreamweavers Book 3

ISBN: 9780473534028

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

rom the outside, Awa seems like a normal teen, struggling with anxiety over school and friendships. However, secretly, she holds a rare power. She is a Dreamwea...


rom the outside, Awa seems like a normal teen, struggling with anxiety over school and friendships. However, secretly, she holds a rare power. She is a Dreamweaver, one who walks between worlds: that of waking life and the Dreamrealm. Now, she’s finally managed to master some of her powers and alchemise the shadow fragments that were plaguing the beautiful Dreamrealm, but she knows there’s so much more that has to be done in order to face the terrifying Shadow. Awa loves exploring the Dreamrealm. She develops the power to visit her school friends in their dreams, even though they don't know she's a Dreamweaver. That backfires when her best friend Ella is kidnapped in a dream, causing her to come down with a mysterious illness in her waking life. Awa must do everything she can to save Ella... but she has no idea what! And to make matters worse, Veila, her friend and guide, has gone missing. Awa knows she must act quickly because Ella and Veila's lives are at stake, and she's going to need all the help she can get, even if that means recruiting her other friends to help! "A series to get kids hooked" - The Sapling


Bind: paperback


Pages: 236


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2020


$23.99
Into The Labyrinth (Dreamweavers Book 2)

ISBN: 9780473505479

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

A sound broke through the usual calm—the same cracking sound I had heard while I was awake!  The fragments Awa Bryant trapped just after she learned she was...


A sound broke through the usual calm—the same cracking sound I had heard while I was awake!  The fragments Awa Bryant trapped just after she learned she was a long-awaited-for Dreamweaver are terrifyingly close to breaking free – so close that even in the waking world she can hear their efforts to crack their giant glass dome prison. Veila the Dreamcharmer is training her to use her powers, but Awa is impatient, distracted and still struggling with anxiety in her waking life. Yet, the threat grows stronger. She learns from Veila and the Priestess Tree that she must find the mysterious Dreamrealm labyrinth in order to master her powers and learn to alchemise the fragments before they can do more harm.   Even with the training and the guidance she’s received, can she succeed in her quest and defeat them before the marvellous Dreamrealm is destroyed?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 204


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$22.99
Awa and the Dreamrealm

ISBN: 9780473495749

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

What if dreams were more real than waking life? Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant; when she starts having weird dreams – waking dreams – and...


What if dreams were more real than waking life? Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant; when she starts having weird dreams – waking dreams – and strange coincidences start appearing in her real life. She meets dreamcharmer, Veila, a quirky glowing creature who helps to guide Awa through the mysterious Dreamrealm. At first the Dreamrealm is a glorious escape from Awa's daily struggles but something is not right... Soon Awa discovers she has a bigger quest, and everything she cares about is at stake. Will she be brave enough to face her fears and save her friends?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 150


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


$22.99
Food Freedom Community

ISBN: 9780473583521

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

ood isn’t just what we eat, it connects us to our family, our community and the world around us. We live in a challenging time in history, facing unprec...


ood isn’t just what we eat, it connects us to our family, our community and the world around us. We live in a challenging time in history, facing unprecedented global crises. Local food initiatives by small farmers, community workers, and activists offer solutions to many of these large complex problems. Solutions at the local level can give us personal and community agency, connecting us with one another and inspiring new ways of thinking, sharing and creating value. This book focuses on alternative food networks, food sovereignty, and social economics, through case studies of real people and communities in both urban and rural New Zealand, as well as through a global lens. These inspiring stories and helpful insights provide a compass that can help us to navigate towards a more equitable and sustainable future.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 308


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 23-09-2021


$38.99
DUE > 1st Oct 2021
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