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    Homemaking for the down-at-heart

    R89,00 R230,00
    Margot is a late-night talk radio host - the perfect job for an outspoken insomniac. Her Kalk Bay home is crowded with wonderfully evocative characters such as her teenage daughter, Pia, her hopelessly romantic yet mostly absent lover Curtis, and the family hanger-on, Mr Morland, a professional psychic.

    A slim, green silence

    R49,00 R180,00
    Constance West is dead. She is floating above her hometown of Scheepersdorp, unsure how long it has been since she died, since the cancer took her.

    October

    R59,00 R240,00
    A letter from her brother Jake calls Mercia back to Kliprand, the parched dorp she left for a life in Scotland years ago. Had she not been abandoned by her partner of twenty-four years, Mercia might never have returned to Namaqualand and its reminders of Meester û her stern and unforgiving father.

    What poets need

    R49,00 R275,00
    Poet John Carson lives in a crumbling seaside house with his sister and niece. Winter is upon him, and he writes feverishly to the woman who has abandoned him as a lover, yet kept him as a correspondent. Theresa: beautiful, generous ... and married.

    The raft

    R69,00 R250,00
    On day zero, humankind collectively lost its memory. The collapse of civilisation was as instantaneous as it was inevitable.

    Recipes for love and murder

    R205,00 R240,00
    Meet Tannie Maria: SheÆs fifty-something, short and soft (perhaps a bit too soft in the wrong places) with brown curls and untidy Afrikaans. She is also the agony aunt for the local paper, the Klein Karoo Gazette.

    Stargazer

    R15,00 R270,00
    Both funny and terrible, magical and grimly realistic, this is a coming of age novel about a young boy living in a railway settlement in Durban in the mid-sixties.

    Anna Peters' year of cooking dangerously

    R49,00 R200,00
    Anna Peters has been dumped by her long-term love, Garry, and needs to figure out what to do with her broken heart.

    King

    R79,00 R240,00
    Elijah Rolene is a lost man. Following the death of his wife, he quits his job as a police pilot and turns to prescription painkillers for comfort. Not content to watch him destroy his life, his veterinarian sister convinces him to help out at her animal shelter.

    Time out

    R59,00 R265,00
    Time out is an interesting thematic development in the novels of Marita van der Vyver. She had previously investigated the themes of love and being together (eros), and then she worked with the death of a mother-in-the-text.

    Fuse

    R49,00 R167,50
    Kendall Mullins hates high school, almost as much as he hates the situation at home, but that all changes when Craig Baumgarten joins his class.

    Macbeth

    R245,00 R290,00
    When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess.

    The book of happenstance

    R20,00 R350,00
    Two of the novel's most important themes are loss and concealment: A woman goes to Durban to assist in an Afrikaans language preservation project. Then her cottage is burgled and her beautiful collection of shells is missing.

    Other lives

    R20,00 R210,00
    Two new novellas, Mirror and Appassionata, are collected here with a third, The Blue Door (Umuzi, 2006), into one volume and thematically form a novel about the question: what other lives may we be living, and what if they connect?

    Taung wells

    R10,00 R210,00
    When Rampoipone Mathe arrives in Molelema with his followerss and his herd of 'beautiful monster' Brahman cattle, eager to build a church, he steps into a complictaed web of local politics. He is faced with the nevy of a rival cattle-owner, a king whose pride is easily stung, and a series of mysterious personal disasters. But the preacher's faith remains strong. When drought devastates the land of the Bathlaping, it is Ramoipone who saves the day with his revolutionary ideas of digging a well. Aided by an immensly strong 'Zulu-man' and distracted by a beautiful, scantily cald stranger, Ramionpone's diggers embark on an epic battle against the rock-hard ground - stirring up a hornet's nest of jealousies, rivalries and passions.

    The elusive moth

    R49,00 R300,00
    Karolina Ferreira, an entomologist, goes to a small Free State town to do research on the survival strategies of a rare moth species.