Aan die hand van sy kennis van die VOC en skeepvaart, betrag Schoeman die vroeë koloniale era in Suid-Afrika. Hy verweef die stemme van Eliot, Auden, Eybers en Moby Dick se Melville met dagboeke uit die 1600’s en 1700’s.
Softcover, 480 pages, 235 x 156 mm
Product Code: 112010
Pharaoh Tamose is mortally wounded during an attack on the city of Luxor. Taita, ex-slave and now general of Pharaoh Tamose’s armies, successfully defends the city. But on his return to Luxor, Pharaoh Utteric – young, weak and cruel – has seized power. He imprisons Taita and brands him a traitor. Will Ramases, Utteric’s younger and worthier brother, help Taita escape, forsaking his brother, or will he stay silent and condone Utteric’s tyranny
Product Code: 100480
Deborah word al bitterder omdat Karl haar liefde vir Kit versuur. Die lewe is weer onuithoudbaar vir Karl omdat hy nie haar liefde kan terugwen nie. Boonop het Deborah en Kit letsels van hul eie. Op die vooraand van die Eerste Wêreldoorlog raak Kurt Mannheim en Vickey Malloy verlief, maar word vasgevang in Europa wanneer oorlog uitbreek. Wat wag volgende op dié twee gesinne?
Available 10 November
Softcover, 520 pages, 234 x 152 mm
Product Code: 112120
New challenges begin to surface after the gold rush of the 1880s. Kit Malloy has grand plans to implement a controversial process to purify gold. Deborah Mannheim still grapples with her feelings for Kit Malloy and her loyalty towards the Mannheims. Distrust between the Brits and the Boers reaches its climax. And Malloy and Karl Mannheim must choose their allies. Mannheim remains determined to regain his wifes trust.
Softcover, 656 pages, 234 x 152 mm
Product Code: 109720
Een familie, deels van Britse en deels van Boere-afkoms, ontdek dat hul lewens onlosmaaklik verstrengel raak deur die onverbiddelike gang van die geskiedenis. Die Transvaalse politiek en die Britte se arrogante imperialisme sleur hulle mee in die Anglo-Boereoorlog van 1899-1902.
Liefdes- en vriendskapsbande wat in die Trandvaalse bosveld en die sitkamers van Victoriaanse Engeland gesmee is, word op die slagvelde van Suid-Afrika getoets. Wanneer die formele fase van die oorlog oorgaan in die gruwelike beleid van die verskroeide aarde en n guerrillastryd, moet die familielede riskante keuses maak.
Wintersrust is ’n bruisende verhaal vol hartstog en avontuur oor die individu se worsteling met magte buite sy beheer. Sommige, wat deur wanhoop oorweldig word, oorleef nie. Ander moet ten slotte by ’n plek van vrede en vergiffenis uitkom. Ondanks woede en onreg ontdek die familie ’n mag wat sterker as oorlog is.
Product Code: 109740
In this mesmerising allegorical tale, Coetzee deftly grapples with the big questions of growing up, of what it means to be a parent, the constant battle between intellect and emotion, and how we choose to live our lives. An intriguing and wonderful novel from the Nobel and Man Booker Prize-winning author of Disgrace and The Childhood of Jesus, which is the prequel to this novel.
Product Code: 105060
This is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. Over the course of three weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., three sons watch their parents’ marriage falter and their family home fall apart. Meanwhile, a larger catastrophe is engulfing another part of the world: a massive earthquake devastates the Middle East, sparking a Pan-Arab invasion of Israel.
Product Code: 105090
Peri, a Turkish housewife, finds a relic from a past she had tried to forget. It takes her back to university, to her professor, to her two best friends – and to the scandal that tore them all apart.
Product Code: 105070
How to tell a shattered story By slowly becoming everybody. No. By slowly becoming everything.
In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves.
On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter.
In a snowy valley, a father writes to his five-year-old daughter about the number of people that attended her funeral.
And in the Jannat Guest House, two people who’ve known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around one another as though they have only just met.
Here is a cast of unforgettable characters caught up in the tide of history. Told with a whisper, with a shout, with tears and with laughter, it is a love story and a provocation. Its heroes, present and departed, human and animal, have been broken by the world we live in and then mended by love – and for this reason, they will never surrender.
Product Code: 110990
After 15-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother, Duncan, lose their mother to an insane asylum, they are sent to their grandmother’s country house. When Duncan disappears, it’s left to Maisy to discover the truth. She starts with Grace Deville, a woman who lives alone in the wood.
Softcover, 544 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 110100
Anita Shreve’s career catapulted when Oprah Winfrey recommended Shreve’s 1998 novel, The Pilot’s Wife, to her television book club. I have been a devotee ever since, which is why I was delighted that her latest offering, The Stars are Fire, didn’t disappoint. Set in the late 1940s against the backdrop of the monumentally destructive Maine fires, a young wife is disillusioned with her husband and marriage, and then fire intervenes. While Grace, the protagonist, is left alone with her children, her husband joins the volunteer firefighters, but she proves that adversity is the mother of invention and she is braver and stronger than she ever could have imagined. Shreve has skilfully juxtaposed the destruction of a state with the portrait of a bad marriage. The result is an evocative re-creation of post-war, pre-feminist American society. The Stars are Fire is the perfect weekend indulgence, and it’s the kind of book you won’t easily forget.
Softcover, 256 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 110070
Ex-detective Andee has swapped freelance investigation and a broken marriage for two months in Provence, renovating a beautiful villa with the new man in her life. But her world is about to be shattered. Almost 30 years ago Andee’s sister, 14-year-old Penny, disappeared. It is the missing-child case that has haunted Andee her whole life. And now Penny is back. But the question is: why?
Softcover, 400 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112550
1944, Germany. Ernst Beck’s new job is to annotate plans for new crematoria destined for the concentration camps. Ernst has a terrible choice to make: turning a blind eye will keep him and his wife safe, but that’s little comfort if staying silent amounts to collusion in the deaths of thousands.
Softcover, 400 pages, 221 x 153 mm
Product Code: 107810
The Malabar coast is full of dangers: greedy tradesmen, fearless pirates, and men full of vengeance. But for a Courtney, the greatest danger might just be his own family…
Francis Courtney flees the comfort of his grand country estate, when his stepfathers gambling debts leave him penniless and in grave danger. He travels to South Africa with revenge and fortune on his mind: his uncle Tom Courtney killed his father, and he plans on repaying the debt and making his fortune in the process. However, upon his arrival in Cape Town, he finds his whole world upturned…Christopher Courtney sets out to make his own way in the world, giving up his privileged position as the son of the Governor of Bombay. The perils and betrayals that play out on his journey carve a fierce warrior out of him, but they also harden his soul and lead him to more violence and treachery. As the lives of the Courtney men intertwine, the sins of the fathers will forever change the lives of a younger generation. On the perilous waters of the Arabian Sea, the fates of men will intertwine
Product Code: 111750
Poppy was six years old when she was rescued from her abusive mother and taken to her grandparents’ farm to recover. There, under a wide South African sky, Poppy succumbs to the magic of their garden. Slowly, her memories fade and her wounds begin to heal. But as Poppy grows up into a strange, fierce and beautiful young woman, her childhood memories start to surface. And then a love affair with a married carpenter across the valley explodes her world. This is a lush, lyrical novel about a young girl’s struggle to come to terms with her past.
Product Code: 102850
Raised the daughter of a black maid in a privileged white household, Ruth Jefferson is no stranger to prejudice – though as a respected senior nurse, she feels a world away from the inequality that defined her mothers life.
Kennedy McQuarrie is a lawyer who defends those who would otherwise be helpless, and would not consider herself a racist by any means.
When a white supremacist accuses Ruth of a crime that leads to the death of his new-born baby, and costs Ruth her job, Kennedy knows it is the kind of case she became a lawyer to win.
As the trial unfolds and the efforts to establish the truth about what happened in the hospital continue, all three – accused, accuser and defender – will be forced to confront much bigger truths: the truths they tell themselves about the world they live in, the values upon which theyve raised their families and the beliefs around which theyve lived their lives.
Never afraid to confront the moral dilemma of our times in the most human terms, SMALL GREAT THINGS is Jodi Picoult at her thought-provoking, life-affirming best.
Product Code: 102840
Dié nuwe kragtoer deur een van die gewildste Afrikaanse skrywers van historiese ﬁ ksie speel af teen die Tweede Wêreldoorlog met al sy hebsug en barbaarsheid. Mentje de Vries, ’n Nederlandse oorlogswesie, is tien jaar oud toe sy saam met Joodse vlugtelinge in ’n geheime kamp in die woud beland en daar skuil. Toe dit begin blyk dat die Duitsers die kamp enige dag gaan ontdek, vlug sy na haar familie in Arnhem, maar ook daar is sy nie welkom nie en moet sy veg om te oorleef tydens die Slag van Arnhem en die Honger Winter van 1944. In dieselfde tyd sluit Tinus van Jaarsveld in Suid-Afrika by die Britse Leër aan as valskermsoldaat – nie weens oordrewe lojaliteit aan die Britse Ryk nie, maar vir die vergoeding, want hy wil die familieplaas met alle mag en geweld terugkoop. Toe hy by Arnhem gewond word, red Mentje hom ondanks die gevaar wat dit vir haar inhou. Hy laat haar ná die oorlog na Suid-Afrika kom, waar sy moet aanpas en inpas by drie geslagte van die verskeurde Van Jaarsvelds. Só betree sy en Thinus saam ’n lewensreis vol verlies en versoening, mensliewendheid en vergifnis.
Softcover, 544 pages, 198 x 129 mm
Product Code: 112060
In this follow-up to Debora en seuns the main character is Debora Schagerfeldts namesake, her granddaughter doctor Debora. She has just completed her final hospital year and has returned home to the Eastern Free State to join her fathers medical practice. But then she meets heart surgeon Tristan Murray . . .
Softcover, 384 pages, 213 x 137 mm
Product Code: 109700
When the Second World War breaks out, Louise Ahrendtss path crosses with that of Lieutenant David Horrocks. Despite their different backgrounds, they are determined to be together. As the end of the war nears, will they find their way back to each other
Product Code: 104990
Italy, 1945: as British and American troops attempt to bring order to the devastated cities, its population fights each other to survive. Caterina Lombardi is desperate – her mother has abandoned them already and her brother is being drawn into the mafia. Early one morning, among the ruins of the bombed Naples streets, she is forced to go to extreme lengths to protect her family and in doing so forges a future very different to the one she expected. But will the secrets of her familys past be her downfall This epic novel
Product Code: 102830