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Rape: A South African Nightmare

by Pumla Dineo Gqola

South Africa has been called the ‘rape capital’ of the world. What do South Africans think they know about rape? Pumla Dineo Gqola takes the subject of rape and tackles it from every possible angle in an attempt to deal with the unspoken.

Winner of the 2016 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award

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Cold Case Confession

by Alex Eliseev

“If you are reading this then I am dead.” This is the opening line of a letter hidden under a carpet for a decade.The chilling words are followed by a confession to a murder committed nearly 13 years earlier. The chance discovery of the letter on 31 March 2012 reawakens a case long classified as ‘cold’, and a hunt begins for the men who kidnapped and killed Betty Ketani...

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The Art of Money

by Dr. Daleen Smal

Are you on your knees because of the overbearing weight of debt? Do you want more control over your finances without sacrificing time spent with your family? Do you want to escape your dead-end job or get your business on a better footing? With The Art of Money, say goodbye to your financial fears and stresses, and learn how to play – and win – the wealth game!

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The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

by Joshua Hammer

To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven. This book tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world’s greatest and most brazen smugglers.

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From Whiskey to Water

By Sam Cowen

“My name is Samantha and I’m an alcoholic. At the time of writing, I’ve been sober for 13 years, 11 months and 16 days. And yes I still count. I promised I would never speak about it publicly until my children understood what that meant, that mommy was an alcoholic. I think they may have understood long before I did.”

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This Month's Highlights in Non-Fiction and General Books
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

By Joshua Hammer


R470.40
Usually despatched within 3-4 weeks

To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world’s greatest and most brazen smugglers.

 

Cold Case Confession: Unravelling the Betty Ketani Murder (Alex Eliseev)

Cold Case Confession: Unravelling the Betty Ketani Murder

By Alex Eliseev


R287.04
Usually despatched within 7-10 days

“If you are reading this then I am dead.” This is the opening line of a letter hidden under a carpet for a decade. The chilling words are followed by a confession to a murder committed nearly 13 years earlier. The chance discovery of the letter on 31 March 2012 reawakens a case long classified as ‘cold’, and a hunt begins for the men who kidnapped and killed Betty Ketani – and were convinced they had gotten away with it.  

Other hot picks in Non-Fiction

From Whiskey to Water

By Sam Cowen

The Way I See it: Musings of a Black Woman in the Rainbow Nation

By Lerato Tshabalala

The Fires Beneath: The Life of Monica Wilson, South African Anthropologist

By Sean Morrow

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This Month's Highlights in Motivational and Business Books
Doing the Right Things Right

Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Executive Spends Time

By Laura Stack

R417.60 Usually despatched within 3-4 weeks


Inspired by Peter Drucker's classic The Effective Executive, Laura Stack offers a productivity bible for the 21st century.  She focuses on time management strategies today's executives can use to quickly obtain profitable, productive results by managing the intersection between two critical values: effectiveness and efficiency.

10 Laws of Trust

10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds that Make a Business Great

By Joel Peterson


R277.30
Usually despatched within 3-4 weeks

 

In this smartly organised, evidence-based book, Joel Peterson decries the mediocrity created by self-centered leadership, profit-above-people mentalities, and cloak-and-dagger cultures. The JetBlue chairman and Stanford professor reawakens our instincts for using trust to catalyse people and companies to their highest potential—working together toward goals, innovating, and sharing knowledge.

Other hot picks in Motivational and Business Books

Darn Easy: Work Half As Hard, Earn Twice As Much, While Living The Life Of Your Dreams

By Peggy McColl

Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster

By Edgar H Schien

The Millionaire Dollar Consulting: The Professional's Guide to Growing a Practice 5th Edition (2016)

By Alan Weiss

How Performance Management is Killing Performance - and What to Do About it

By Dave Ulrich and Tamra Chandler

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This Month's Highlights in Fiction
Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

By Irna Van Zyl


R211.20
Usually despatched within 7-10 days

 

Dead in the Water is Irna van Zyl’s highly anticipated debut thriller. Set on the coast near Hermanus in the fictitious town of Grootbaai, shark-cagediving capital of the world, the novel features oddball detective Storm van der Merwe. Stocky, smart and unconventional, Storm was banished to Hermanus after demonstrating against the shooting of beached whales.

Gold Never Rusts

Gold Never Rusts

By Paul-Constant Smit


R220.80
Usually despatched within 7-10 days

After stumbling across records of an ancient gold-seeking expedition to Africa, Con Slaughter – adventurer, prospector, gunfighter – strikes it rich on the Barberton gold fields. But the intrepid American is soon on the move again, fearing a bullet in the back due to his involvement in a plot between England and Germany... 
Other hot picks in Fiction

Me Before You (Film Tie-in Edition)

By Jojo Moyes

The Way we Were

By Sinead Moriarty

Distress Signals

By Catherine Ryan Howard

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Goud kan nie Roes Nie 

Goud Kan Nie Roes Nie

Deur Paul-Constant Smit


R220.80 Usually despatched within 7-10 days

 

Con Slaughter – myningenieur, rewolwervegter en avonturier – maak sy fortuin tydens die goudstormloop op Barberton, meer as ’n millennium nadat die koningin van Skeba ’n ekspedisie na die suide van Afrika gestuur het. Verstrengel in ’n komplot tussen Engeland en Duitsland wat die verloop van die geskiedenis kan verander, vrees Slaughter egter heeltyd ’n koeël in die rug.

Moordvis 

Moordvis

Deur Irna Van Zyl

R225.60 Usually despatched within 5-7 days

’n Grieselige gesig begroet speuradjudant Storm van der Merwe en haar hond op Grootbaai se strand: die lyk van ’n jong joernalis – sonder haar arm. Vir dié kusdorpie se inwoners is dit slegte nuus; lyke wat rondlê kan die haaiduikbedryf waarvoor Grootbaai beroemd is, erge skade berokken. 
 

 

Other hot picks in Afrikaans books

Tuisland

Deur Karin Brynard

Die Groot Drie

Deur Francois Verster

Mishandel, Misbruik, Misken: Joey Haarhoff was my Ma

Deur Carla Van der Spuy

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This Month's Highlights in Children's Books
BFG Film Tie-in Edition

The BFG: Film Tie-in Edition

By Roald Dahl


R153.60
Usually despatched within 7-10 days

'Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.' 
 
On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle.

One

One (Teen Fiction)

By Sarah Crossan

R211.20 Usually despatched within 7-10 days

The ONE book you have to read this summer! The phenomenal new novel from Carnegie-shortlisted author Sarah Crossan; incredibly moving and extraordinarily crafted, it explores the unbreakable bond and love between sisters. Shortlisted for The CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2016.

Other hot picks in Children's Books

Hardy Boys Adventures 12: The Madman of Black Bear Mountain (age 10-12)

By Franklin W Dixon

The Originals

By Cat Patrick

The Oathbreaker's Shadow

By Amy McCulloch

Doll Bones

By Holly Black

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This Month's Highlights in Audio Books
Finding Your Element

Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

By Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica

R446.50 Usually despatched within 21-35 days


Sir Ken Robinson's groundbreaking book The Element introduced listeners to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions. The Element has inspired people all over the world and has created for Robinson an intensely devoted following. Now comes the long-awaited companion, the practical guide that helps people find their own Element.

Work With Me

Work With Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business

By Barbara Annis, John Gray, Kirsten Potter

R446.50 Usually despatched within 21-35 days 

Listeners will discover the Eight Gender Blind Spots, the false assumptions and opinions men and women have of each other, and in many ways, believe of themselves. Through research, science, and stories, Annis and Gray expose the blind spots that cause our misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment, and frustrations at work.

Other hot picks in Audio Books

The Gabriel Method: The Revolutionary Diet-Free Way to Totally Transform Your Body

By John Gabriel, Jeffrey Kafer

The Wealth of Nations

By Adam Smith, Gildart Jackson

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-help Techniques from EMDR Therapy

By Francine Shapiro, Karen White

The Essential Motivation Handbook 

By Leo Babauta, Eric Hamm

Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think

By S. Kotler, P.H. Diamandis, A. Morey