Welcome to Love Books, where books are our passion. We offer a tightly curated, well-edited range of classy books that make book buying an exciting and inspiring experience. Please pop in and chat to our friendly, helpful and passionately bookie staff.
Saturday 2 April - 10 o’clock story time. Claudia Eicker-Harris reads from her new picture book City Rooster (also available in Afrikaans as Die Eerste Stadshaan). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Tuesday 5 April - 5:30 for 6:00 pm - Nicky Falkof launches her book The End of Whiteness:Satanism and Family Murder in South Africa. If you want to be part of this fascinating discussion RSVP to Takalani on email@example.com.
Wednesday 6 April - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Jill Weintroub launches her wonderful look back at the life of Dorothea Bleek, daughter of Wilhelm Bleek in this fascinating biography - Dorothea Bleek: A life of scholarship. Jill will be in conversation with author Lindi Koorts. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Tuesday 12 April - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Jessica Pitchford of Carte Blanche fame, launches her new book Switched at Birth. A fascinating story of two children (you guessed it), switched at birth. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Thursday 14 April - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - We launch Book 1 in Bontle Senne’s exciting new trilogy for tweens - Shadow Chasers. Bring your kids along to hear all about Book 1, The Power of the Knife. Author Sarah Lotz said this series is ‘Deliciously creepy, fast, fun and a blast to read. Get this for the reluctant reader in your life right now!’. Bontle will be chatting to the divine Joanne Macgregor. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 20 April - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Karina Brink will be here for the Joburg launch of the stunning Flame in the Snow: The love letters of Andre Brink and Ingrid Jonker. She’ll be chatting to Zelda la Grange. Unmissable. RSVP essential to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Thursday 21 April - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Jen Thorpe joins us to launch her delightful book, The Peculiars. She’ll be chatting to the Sunday Times’ Jennifer Platt. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Our launches are supported by Joostenberg, delicious organic wines from the family estate in Stellenbosch.
Continental Shift, by Kevin Bloom and Richard Poplak (R265)
A refreshingly honest take on Africa’s changing economic fortunes, this book is brilliantly written, acutely observed, on-the-button and up-to-date, basically everything you could want from a book on the continent we call home. Africa’s inherent ambiguities are refreshingly laid out – she is at once failing and succeeding, economies are soaring but people are starving, Africa is doomed, but also ‘the future’. By looking at the economies of eight African countries, the authors reveal a future we are only beginning to understand.
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Under the Visible Life, by Kim Echlin (R355)
Katherine Goodnow is Chinese-Canadian, and Mahsa Weaver is Afghani-American. Both are in unsatisfactory marriages – Katherine with an unreliable man she cannot stop loving, and Mahsa with a man she was forced to marry. Both find solace and freedom in music, specifically jazz. When they meet in New York they form a lifelong friendship. A beautifully written literary novel – great for bookclubs.