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The Stars Are Fire

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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


Truly Madly Guilty

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Despite their differences, Erika and Clementine have been best friends since they were children. So when Erika needs help, Clementine should be the obvious person to turn to. Or so you’d think.

For Clementine, as a mother of a two desperately trying to practise for the audition of a lifetime, the last thing she needs is Erika asking for something, again.

But the barbecue should be the perfect way to forget their problems for a while. Especially when their hosts, Vid and Tiffany, are only too happy to distract them.

Which is how it all spirals out of control…

Product Code: 110120


The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

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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


The Dovekeepers

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The lives of four remarkable women intersect in the year 70 AD, in the desperate days of the siege of Masada, when supplies are dwindling and the Romans are drawing near. lsquo;Perhaps it is possible to discover more in silence than in speech. Or perhaps it is only that those who are silent among us learn to listen.’

Softcover, 512 pages, 154 x 234 mm

Product Code: 107830


Nutshell

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Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. Shes still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse – but not with John. Instead, shes with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudys womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the worlds master storyteller

Product Code: 102860


The Last Time We Spoke

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When Ben Toroa and another gang member force their way into Carla Reid’s home, their lives are radically changed. Carla sat back, allowing the evening to wash over her and packing her disappointment away carefully. Jack had been gone only a handful of months and already she missed sharing in his world, an intimacy she imagined his new girlfriend now enjoyed.

Softcover, 320 pages, 129 x 198 mm

Product Code: 107870


Dorado

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Na sy pa se dood moet Gilbert wegkom – weg van sy kleindorpse bestaan. Hy gaan dus op reis, deur die Karoo, Kaap toe… Dreyer is die Eugene Marais-prys toegeken vir sy roman Stinkafrikaners.

Product Code: 102310


Die Skaalmodel

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Die debuutpryswenner in NBUitgewers se Groot Romanwedstryd 2015. Juffrou Berdina Visagie, argivaris van die Bredasdorp Skeepswrakmuseum, besluit om ’n skaalmodel van die dorpie Skipskop te bou. Nou word sy aangekla van pligsversuim, wanbesteding, allerlei. Maar sy is ’n deeglike amptenaar, en sy het haar verdediging gereed: Skipskop is belangrik, Meneer die Voorsitter, en sy wat Juff rou Visagie is, gaan seker maak dit word onthou.

Product Code: 100240


Die formidabele Ling Ho

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Soos ’n welkome bui reën oor ’n dor stuk platteland – so word Johan Kruger se nuutste roman, Die formidabele Ling Ho, beskryf. Wanneer kansvatter van formaat Willem Landman sy swart snor opplak en sy satynskoene met die klokkies op die punte aantrek, is hy Ling Ho: opperste towenaar en showman. Van skoolsaal na kerksaal na landbousaal reis Willem, sy assistent en sy kat in hul bakkie, gevolg deur ’n karavaan, gevolg deur ’n Ventertjie, oor die grasvelde van Mpumalanga. Dit is hier waar hierdie klein bende vir Evie en Noah raakloop. In hul biblioteekwa bring dié gedemoveerde bibliotekaresse en die drywer van die Travelling Library die geskrewe woord na die mense. Tussen Evie en Willem is daar ’n vonkie, maar daar is ook onweer in die lug. Hoe sal die storie ontvou

Product Code: 100270


The Draughtsman

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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 New York Times best-selling author has written a provocative and compelling story, which shows great emotional insight. Sharp writing and unforgettable characters are brilliantly combined to tell the story of three sisters whose once-close bond is almost entirely destroyed by jealousy, betrayal and passion.

Produk Kode: 107760


True Colours

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The New York Times best-selling author has written a provocative and compelling story, which shows great emotional insight. Sharp writing and unforgettable characters are brilliantly combined to tell the story of three sisters whose once-close bond is almost entirely destroyed by jealousy, betrayal and passion.

Softcover, 544 pages, 234 x 153 mm

Product Code: 107760


War Cry

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Saffron Courtney’s ambitions take her from her country-estate home in Kenya to England. Gerhard von Meerbach is the idealistic younger brother of Konrad von Meerbach, heir to the Meerbach Motor Works and supporter of Hitler’s racial ideology. As the Second World War looms, Saffron and Gerhard’s worlds collide, but will there be more to unite them than tear them apart

Product Code: 107740

Softcover, 400 pages, 234 x 153 mm


The Lake House

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June, 1933. The day after a party in the Edevane familys home tragedy strikes and they end up leaving their country house forever.
Seventy years later Sadie Sparrow, on a break from her job with the Metropolitan Police, stumbles upon an abandoned house. She learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared, and determines to find out what happened.

Product Code: 105190


The Language of Flowers

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After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, Victoria
Joness only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings.
Now 18, Victoria sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own.
After a local florist discovers her talent, Victoria realises she has
a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them.

Product Code: 105180


Beautiful Ruins

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The Italian coast, 1962. An American actress arrives in a remote village fresh from filming Cleopatra in Rome and checks into a young innkeepers hotel. A few days later international star Richard Burton, the worse for wear, appears in the village too. Half a century later, in Hollywood, an Italian man shows up on a movie studios back lot, searching for the woman he last saw 50 years before…

Product Code: 105150


Here I am

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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


All the light we cannot see

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You’ll delight in this beautiful novel about a blind French girl, Marie-Laure, and a German boy, Werner, whose paths collide in occupied France during the Second World War.

Softcover, 544 pages, 130 x 197 mm

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Product Code: 105210


Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse

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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grownups.

Product Code: 105550


The Spy

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When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city. A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences; a confidant and courtesan who bewitched the eras richest and most powerful men. But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari’s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. Until in 1917 she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees and accused of espionage. Told through Matas final letter, THE SPY tells the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to break the conventions of her time, and paid the price.

Product Code: 105050