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  • Twenties Girl she’s having the time of her life by Sophie Kinsella (hardback signed copy)

    Lara has always had an overactive imagination. Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Normal twenty-something girls just don’t get visited by ghosts! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara’s great aunt Sadie – in the form of a bold, demanding Charleston-dancing girl – has appeared to make one last request: Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can’t rest without.

    R150,00
  • Once in a Lifetime Hardcover – by Cathy Kelly

    Kenny’s Department Store isn’t just a place to shop; it’s the heart of Ardagh, Ireland. Behind its stately Edwardian facade is an up-to-date store featuring unusual boutique products in an elegant setting. Here lives intersect…and secrets hide. TV reporter Ingrid Fitzgerald has watched her husband, David Kenny, pour his heart and soul into the family store — the “other woman” in her marriage — for years. Now, as their children fly the nest, Ingrid discovers something that will shake her world to its foundation.

    …to see that you aren’t alone.

    Charlie Fallon is a dedicated Kenny’s employee who adores her husband and son, but her selfish, dominating mother seems determined to ruin everything. Free spirit Star Bluestone, who sells her beautifully crafted tapestries at Kenny’s, has her own secrets and wisdom to share. But when unexpected tragedy shocks everyone at Kenny’s and threatens its future, the women of Ardagh find that secrets have a way of always coming out — with repercussions that lead them to rely on one another more than ever before.

    R100,00
  • It Ends With Us (Paperback) by Colleen Hoover

    Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up – she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

     

    Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan – her first love and a link to the past she left behind.

    He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

    With this bold and deeply personal novel, It Ends With Us is a heart-wrenching story and an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

    R90,00
  • The Girl Who Wasn’t There by Ferdinand von Schirach (Paperback)

    Condition: Very good

    A smart, chilling tale of truth, deception and the reach of the law, The Girl Who Wasn’t There is the latest crime thriller from the acclaimed author of The Collini Case, a Waterstones Book Club pick.

    Sebastian von Eschburg, scion of a wealthy, self-destructive family, survived his disastrous childhood to become a celebrated if controversial artist. He casts a provocative shadow over the Berlin scene; his disturbing photographs and installations show that truth and reality are two distinct things. When Sebastian is accused of murdering a young woman and the police investigation takes a sinister turn, seasoned lawyer Konrad Biegler agrees to represent him – and hopes to help himself in the process. But Biegler soon learns that nothing about the case, or the suspect, is what it appears.

    R60,00
  • The Au Pair by Emma Rous (Paperback)

    Condition: Very good

    COSMOPOLITAN BOOKS OF 2019

    Seraphine Mayes and her brother Danny are the first set of twins to be born at Summerbourne House. But on the day they were born their mother threw herself to her death, their au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of a stolen baby. Now twenty-five, and mourning the recent death of her father, Seraphine uncovers a family photograph taken on the day the twins were born featuring both parents posing with just one baby . Seraphine soon becomes fixated with the notion that she and Danny might not be twins after all, that she wasn’t the baby born that day and that there was more to her mother’s death than she has ever been told…

    R80,00
  • The Wife’s Tale by Lori Lansens (Paperback)

    Condition: Good

    From the bestselling author of The Girls. On the eve of her wedding anniversary, Mary Gooch is waiting for her husband to come home, listening for his car along the dark, icy roads. As the night draws on, and he fails to appear, Mary reflects on the true nature of their marriage.

    R50,00
  • Little Deaths by Emma Flint (Paperback)

    Condition: Very good

    It’s the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery. It’s every mother’s worst nightmare. But Ruth Malone is not like other mothers …Noting Ruth’s perfectly made-up face and provocative clothing, the empty liquor bottles and love letters that litter her apartment, the detectives leap to convenient conclusions, fuelled by neighbourhood gossip and speculation.

    A phenomenal achievement. Little Deaths is one of those so-very-rare accomplishments: a lightning fast, heart-pounding, psychologically resonant crime novel that effortlessly transcends genre. If you believed that literary fiction can’t be a one-sitting read, think again — Jefferey Deaver 

    R60,00
  • The Fourth Assassin by Matt Rees (Paperback)

    Condition: Very good

    This is the fourth Omar Yussef mystery from CWA John Creasey Dagger winner Matt Rees. When Omar Yussef travels to New York for a UN conference, he is eager to see his youngest son, Ala. But the discovery of a decapitated corpse in his son’s empty apartment catapults him into a police enquiry full of contradictions. In his desperation to clear Ala’s name, Omar’s investigations place him at the heart of a deadly international conspiracy.

    R60,00
  • Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree (Paperback)

    Condition: As new

    High fantasy, low stakes – with a double-shot of coffee! After decades of adventuring, Viv the orc barbarian is finally hanging up her sword for good. Now she sets her sights on a new dream – for she plans to open the first coffee shop in the city of Thune. Even though no one there knows what coffee actually is. If Viv wants to put the past behind her, she can’t go it alone. And help might arrive from unexpected quarters. Yet old rivals and new stand in the way of success. And Thune’s shady underbelly could make it all too easy for Viv to take up the blade once more.

    R90,00
  • There Should Have Been Five by Marilyn Honikman (Paperback)

    Condition: Good

    Two children visit the Museum of Military History in Johannesburg and are intrigued by a painting of a black serviceman at the top of the stairs. . . There were 354 000 South Africans who volunteered to serve in South Africa’s defence force and nursing services in World War II. This book tells of one of these men, Job Maseko, whose heroic deed was almost forgotten for 50 years.

    R60,00
  • The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith (Paperback)

    Condition: Very good

    The Soviet Union 1956: after Stalin’s death, a violent regime is beginning to fracture. Stalin’s successor Khrushchev pledges reform. But there are forces at work that are unable to forgive or forget the past. Leo Demidov, former MGB officer, is facing his own turmoil. His adopted daughters have yet to forgive him for his part in the brutal murder of their parents. They are not alone.  Leo, his wife, and their family are in grave danger from someone with a grudge. Someone transformed beyond recognition into the perfect model of vengeance.

    R60,00
  • The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani (Paperback)

    Condition: Very good

    One of the 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR of The New York Times Book Review (2018)

    When Myriam decides to return to work as a lawyer after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their son and daughter. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic Paris apartment, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, motherhood, and madness, and the American debut of an immensely talented writer.

    R80,00
  • Valeria’s Last Stand by Marc Fitten (Paperback)

    Condition: Good

    In sixty-eight years, Valeria has never minced her words. Harrumphing through her isolated little village deep in the Hungarian steppes, she clutches her shopping basket like a battering ram and leaves nothing uncriticised – flaccid vegetables at the market; idle farmers carousing in Ibolya’s Nonstop Tavern; that gauche chimpanzee of a mayor and his flashy, leggy wife; people who whistle. But one day, her spinster’s heart is struck by an unlikely arrow: the village potter, with his decisive hands and solid gaze. Valeria finds herself suddenly dressing in florals and touching her hair, and what’s more, smiling at people in the street.

    R60,00
  • The Collini Case by Ferdinand Von Schirach (Paperback)

    Condition: Very good

    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE/FEATURED IN THE TIMES TOP 100 CRIME & THRILLER NOVELS SINCE 1945.

    A murder. A murderer. No motive. Fabrizio Collini is a hard working, quiet and respectable man. Until the day he visits one of Berlin’s most luxurious hotels and kills an innocent man in cold blood. Young attorney Caspar Leinen takes the case. Getting Collini a not-guilty verdict would make his name. But far too late he discovers that he knows Collini’s victim. Leinen is caught in a professional and personal dilemma. Collini admits to the murder but won’t say why he did it, forcing Leinen to defend a man who won’t defend himself. And worse, a close friend, and relation of the victim, insists that he give up the case. His reputation, his career and this friendship are all at risk.

    R80,00
  • Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (Paperback)

    Condition: very good

    A New York Times bestseller, Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore is an entirely charming and lovable first novel about mysterious books and dusty bookshops; it is a witty and delightful love-letter to both the old book world and the new. Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone, and serendipity, coupled with sheer curiosity, has landed him a new job working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything, instead they simply borrow impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, long-standing arrangement with the gnomic Mr. Penumbra.

    R80,00
  • Be More Bonsai – Change your life with the mindful practice of growing bonsai trees by Mark Akins (Hardback)

    Condition: As new

    Cultivate a mindful new habit in 2023 with Be More Bonsai, and discover how the art of growing bonsai trees can lead to a happier, more mindful way of life Amid the chaos of modern life, the ancient art of tending to bonsai can bring calm and perspective. The central tenets of this beautiful, meditative practice teach us patience, focus, calmness, perspective, planning, mindfulness and many more traits that can help us in our busy, challenging everyday lives.

    R120,00
  • Satin Island by Tom McCarthy (Paperback)

    Condition: Very good

    From the author of Remainder and (short-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and a winner of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize, comes Satin Island, an unnerving novel that promises to give us the first and last word on the world—modern, postmodern, whatever world you think you are living in.

    U, a “corporate anthropologist,” is tasked with writing the Great Report, an all-encompassing ethnographic document that would sum up our era. Yet at every turn, he feels himself overwhelmed by the ubiquity of data, lost in buffer zones, wandering through crowds of apparitions, willing them to coalesce into symbols that can be translated into some kind of account that makes sense. As he begins to wonder if the Great Report might remain a shapeless, oozing plasma, his senses are startled awake by a dream of an apocalyptic cityscape.

    R80,00
  • Iqunga: Book 4 by Dudu Busani-Dube (Paperback)

    He is speaking in a hushed tone, as if this is a forbidden subject. ‘He said there were twins here, boys. He said their father died on the day they were born.’ He stops and squints as if trying to remember something. ‘I’m not sure if I’m getting the story right, but there were other twins before, but they all died. The father must have done something because these two lived, only them, and then he died. They were good children, that’s what my father said, but then one day they must have been 14 years old…’ He stops when he hears a gasp.

    R120,00
  • My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent (Paperback)

    Condition: Very good

    At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall. She knows how to snare a rabbit, sharpen a blade and splint a bone. She knows that her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her with him. But she doesn’t know why she feels so different from the other girls at school; why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see. Or why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever done.
    Sometimes the people you’re supposed to trust are the ones who do most harm. And what you’ve been taught to fear is the very thing that will save you…
    A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR/A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR/A METRO BOOK OF THE YEAR

    R80,00
  • Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney (Paperback)

    Condition: Very good

    Russell and Corrine Calloway have spent half their lives in the bright lights of New York. Theirs is the generation that flew too close to the sun on wings of cocaine – and whose lives changed irrevocably when planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Now, in 2008, Russell runs his own publishing house and Corrine manages a food redistribution programme. He clings to their loft and the illusion of downtown bohemia, while she longs to have more space for their twelve-year-old twins. Although they try to forget each other’s past indiscretions, when Jeff Pierce’s posthumous, autobiographical novel garners a new cult following, the memory of their friend begins to haunt the couple, and their marriage feels increasingly unstable.

     

    R80,00