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Joan's Picks: What You Wish For and Maid

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Sunday, 17 February 2019, 12:06p.m.

What You Wish For by Catherine Robertson. NZ fiction set in a small coastal community named Gabriel’s Bay (which is also the title of her last book; this one is a continuation of that story). Really charming writing – poignant and funny and a nice way to spend a few hours.

https://www.penguin.co.nz/books/what-you-wish-for-9780143772811

Maid by Stephanie Land. Nonfiction – her memoir of being the working poor in the US – IN Washington State, home to some really affluent people and companies, but not her. At 19 she left an abusive relationship and ended up with her toddler living in a homeless shelter, cleaning peoples’ houses to try and make a living but really hard, hardscrabble stuff. It’s a good insight into extreme poverty and a way of life that affects many, many people – here as well as there.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39218350-maid?from_search=true

 

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