In “Beminde vreemdeling” keer Wiandri Rosseau terug na haar geliefde huis op die platteland en tref die stroewe nutsman, Floors, daar aan. Wie ís hy? Die dorp gons behoorlik wanneer Zandri terugkeer Wyedraai toe in “Ruiter van my drome”, met ’n kind. Ou vriende kyk haar skeef aan en Ferdinand, haar tienerliefde, het baie verander.
Softcover, 352 pages, 213 x 137 mm
Product Code: 111830
When a ruthless gossip queen with a sideline in blackmail is murdered, Lieutenant Eve Dallas works to uncover the truth.
Softcover, 400 pages, 232 x 152 mm
Product Code: 112350
Anina vlug Fynbos toe om haar egskeiding en ouma se boedel af te handel en die aantreklike buurman maak haar knieë nog net so lam soos jare gelede. Dis egter nie sy wat Mark Burger se hart steel nie, maar haar driejarige dogtertjie.
Softcover, 304 pages, 198 x 129 mm
Product Code: 111770
Hierdie boek is die voltooiing van Elsa Joubert se outobiografiese drieluik wat ingelei is deur ’n Wonderlike geweld (2005) en Reisiger (2009). Dit fokus hoofsaaklik op die skrywer se latere jare, in die aftreeoord in Kaapstad waar sy nou al geruime tyd woon, maar haar belewenis van die hede en onlangse verlede word onlosmaaklik vervleg met herinneringe aan veel verder terug, alles geteken in besondere detail en met die kenmerkende woordvaardigheid van een van Afrikaans se mees gevierde skrywers.Selde, indien ooit, is daar al só eerlik, met so ’n totale afwesigheid van sentimentaliteit geskryf oor die oudwordproses. Dit is egter allermins ’n swaartillende leeservaring, want deernis en humor bly nooit agterweë nie.Spertyd is ’n boek wat geen leser onaangeraak sal laat nie – dit bied nie alleen helder insig in die skrywer se lewensbeskouing nie, maar nooi ten slotte elke leser uit om diep na te dink oor sy of haar eie bestaan.
Item Code: BA00320
Lou Clark knows too many things…She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London.She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him.What Lou doesnt know is shes about to meet someone whos going to turn her whole life upside down.Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that itll hurt.Lou wont know what to do next, but she knows that whatever she chooses is going to change everything.
Product Code: BF00320
Jana is net drie jaar oud toe haar ma tydens ’n besoek aan Ierland spoorloos verdwyn. Op die Bolandse wynplaas Stormkloof treur KleinStorm oor sy pragtige vrou wat hom met haar fluitmusiek betower het. Jana verlang ook na haar ma. Snags roep die wind haar buitentoe, dieselfde wind wat ’n hele huis kan optel en anderkant die berge kan neersit. Maar Jana is nie bang vir die storm nie. As sy mooi na die wind luister, hoor sy die soet, hoë note van haar ma se fluit. Een so ’n stormnag ontmoet Jana vir !X’uri ’n klein dogtertjie, bruin soos klip, met net ’n velletjie om haar heupe en ’n wit stringetjie krale om haar nek. !X’uri kom uit ’n gat in die grond waar die groot olienhoutboom se wortels eens was. !X’uri het gekom omdat dit tyd is om Jana se ma te soek. Stormkind is ’n betowerende, liriese verhaal oor verlies, vergifnis en die kulturele erfenis van die Boesmans.
Item Code: BA00390
Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly awaited collection of short stories. His wonderfully engaging and original tales give us a fascinating insight into the people he has met and the countries he has visited during the past 10 years.
Title available 10 November.
Softcover, 288 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112420
A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever.Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book – a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life’s path and, above all, follow your dreams.Santiago, a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalucia, feels that there is more to life than his humble home and his flock. One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The people he meets along the way, the things he sees and the wisdom he learns are life-changing.With Paulo Coelhos visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change peoples lives.
Item Code: BF00630
When you are accustomed to the finer things in life – designer shoes, champagne, VIP lounges, exotic holidays abroad, a luxury penthouse, expensive wheels – what independent young woman in her right mind would want to let them go Certainly not the beautiful, ambitious and super-streetsmart Bontle Tau, the girl who has used her good looks and winning charm all her life to get exactly what she wants. The lifestyle doesnt come cheap, though, nor does maintaining the body that allows it (just ask Dr Heinz at the beauty clinic). Luckily, Bontle has a degree in MENcology, and there is no shortage of blessers at her penthouse door, eager to give her all the love and (financial) support she needs. Papa Jeff might be overweight and getting on a bit, and receiving some unwanted attention from the Hawks; and Teddy might not have fully come through for her on that messed-up tender business; but Mr Emmanuel, the Nigerian businessman with deep pockets and the possibility of conferring second wife status … could that be love Keeping all her boyfriends happy and living a fabulous life is not without its challenges. With so many people clamouring for Bontles attention – from her shebeen queen mother Gladys in Mamelodi, who is taking strain bringing up her teenaged brother, Golokile, on her own; to her girlfriends, Iris and Tsholo; not to mention her soon-to-be ex-husband, the ever-patient, ever-loving Ntokozo, Bontle barely has time to post on Instagram these days. Sooner or later somethings got to give…
Item Code: BF00640
Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust.Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua…
Item Code: BF00330
Amy O’Connell’s husband Hugh announces he needs a break – from her. A hilarious and insightful tale about a runaway husband from the best-selling writer of smart, funny fiction.
Softcover, 576 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112430
Daniel ‘Mac’ MacCormick, a decorated US Army veteran, is off ered $2 million to run his charter fi shing boat into Havana and smuggle out $60 million from a stash hidden from the Castro government. It’s only a matter of time before someone finds the money. Mac knows if he accepts this job, he’ll walk
away rich … or not at all. This is a gritty new novel from a New York Times best-selling author.
Softcover, 448 pages, 232 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112370
Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes. As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci – and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vault of history. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, a stunning historical truth will be lost forever…
Softcover, 592 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 112250
Lisbeth Salander knows she is coming closer to solving the mysteries of her early life, and even within the confines of the secure unit of a women’s prison,
she feels the deadly influence exerted by her twin sister. Lisbeth and Mikael Blomkvist continue the fight for justice in this fifth instalment in the Millennium series that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Softcover, 368 pages, 234 x 159 mm
Product Code: 112360
Twenty-eight years ago, an attack on Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s family left their mother dead and their father – Pikeville’s notorious defense attorney – devastated. Now Charlie is a lawyer too. But when a tragedy leaves the whole town traumatised, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly 30 years ago won’t stay buried forever…
Softcover, 512 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112330
Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love.Cora Allbright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their thirteen year old daughter Leni to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.At once an epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah has delivered an enormously powerful story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable and enduring strength of women.About the highest stakes a family can face and the bonds that can tear a community apart, this is a novel as spectacular and powerful as Alaska itself. It is the finest example of Kristin Hannah’s ability to weave together the deeply personal with the universal.
Item Code: BF00140
By turns savvy, witty and achingly sad, this is a novelist at the top of his game. Mail on Sunday Forced to flee the scandal brewing in her hometown, Catherine Goggin finds herselfpregnant and alone, in search of a new life at just sixteen. She knows she has no choice but to believe that the nun she entrusts her child to will find him a better life. Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or so his parents are constantly reminding him. Adoptedas a baby, he’s never quite felt at home with the family that treats him more as a curious pet than a son. But it is all he has ever known. And so begins one man’s desperate search to find his place in the world. Unspooling and unseeing, Cyril is a misguided, heart-breaking, heartbroken fool. Buffeted by the harsh winds of circumstance towards the one thing that might save him from himself, but when opportunity knocks, will he have the courage, finally, take it
Item Code: BF00310
Louise would give anything – anything – for a good night’s sleep. If the baby would just stop crying, everything would be fine. Or would it? What if Louise’s growing fears about the family’s new lodger, who seems to share all of her husband’s interests, are real? What could she do, and would anyone even believe her? Maybe, if she could just get some rest, she’d be able to think straight…
Softcover, 256 pages, 198 x 129 mm
Product Code: 112290
HOW DO YOU CONFRONT YOUR HUSBAND WHEN YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTHTwenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl in Floridas Red River County. Now hes the subject of a true-crime documentary thats whipping up a frenzy online to uncover the truth and free a man who has been wrongly convicted. A thousand miles away in England, Samantha is obsessed with Denniss case. She exchanges letters with him, and is quickly won over by his apparent charm and kindness to her. Soon she has left her old life behind to marry him and campaign for his release. But when the campaign is successful and Dennis is freed, Sam begins to discover new details that suggest he may not be quite so innocent after all…
Product Code: BF00030
THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd was selected as an Oprah Book Club 2.0 pick on December 10, 2013. From the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women.Sarah Grimk is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sarah’s eleventh birthday, Hetty ‘Handful’ Grimk is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift. Sarah knows what she does next will unleash a world of trouble. She also knows that she cannot accept. And so, indeed, the trouble begins …A powerful, sweeping novel, inspired by real events, and set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, THE INVENTION OF WINGS evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of righteous people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognise; and celebrates the power of friendship and sisterhood against all the odds.
Item Code: BF00240