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Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.
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Small Great Things

By Jodi Picoult

A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The best books make you see differently. This is one of them. The eye-opening new novel from Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility.

When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father.

What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.

It is about opening your eyes.

SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND JULIA ROBERTS

There is a fire raging, and we have two choices: we can turn our backs, or we can try to fight itThe most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever writtenA thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about race and prejudice that shows Picoult at her very best.No book could be more timely in its message than Small Great Things . . . The story prodded me to take a good, hard look at my own biases and preconceptionsThe book makes for a harrowing and at times heartbreaking read but is absolutely brilliant. It deserves to be read by everyoneThe narrative rips along at a great pace, she writes dialogue like a pro, and her suspenseful control of the courtroom scenes is masterfully done.[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.The eye-opening new novel and Sunday Times bestseller from Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility.Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.Phenomenal hardback sales performance took Jodi Picoult to a whole new level.This is set to be the paperback of the summer: a life-changing read about topics that are not going away.Bigger potential audience than ever before with brilliant gender-neutral package.

Stephen King

Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than fifty books. His novels include Carrie, The Shining and Revival. His novel Under the Dome is now a major TV series. His novel 11.22.63 won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association.

Many of his books have been turned into celebrated films including Misery, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. Over the years, King has had various cameo roles in film adaptations of his books as well as playing rhythm guitar in the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock and roll band made up of some of America's bestselling and best-loved writers

He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.

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Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

By Stephen King

The Dark Tower is soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, due in cinemas August 18, 2017.

'The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.' The iconic opening line of Stephen King's groundbreaking series, The Dark Tower, introduces one of his most enigmatic and powerful heroes: Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger.

Roland is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey toward the mysterious Dark Tower, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own.

On his quest, Roland begins a friendship with a kid from New York named Jake, encounters an alluring woman and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black.

JOIN THE QUEST FOR THE DARK TOWER...

THE DARK TOWER SERIES:
THE DARK TOWER I: THE GUNSLINGER
THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE
THE DARK TOWER III: THE WASTE LANDS
THE DARK TOWER IV: WIZARD AND GLASS
THE DARK TOWER V: WOLVES OF THE CALLA
THE DARK TOWER VI: SONG OF SUSANNAH
THE DARK TOWER VII: THE DARK TOWER
THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: A DARK TOWER NOVEL

King's magnificent uberstory is finally complete... King's achievement is startling; his characters fresh... his plot sharply drawn... It is magic.Join the quest before it's too lateStephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major motion picture starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas August 18, 2017.'At the age of 19 Stephen decided he would like to write an epic similar to The Lord of the Rings. The 'spaghetti Westerns' of that time [specifically The Good, the Bad and the Ugly] and a poem written by Robert Browning, 'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came', became the inspiration for his magnum opus. The series written and published separately over a period of 22 years consists of eight books, including The Wind Through the Keyhole, and the short story, 'The Little Sisters of Eluria' published in his collection, EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL.' From the author's website.The Dark Tower will be a major movie from MRC and SONY starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey - comparable to Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.The movie will be followed by a TV series, based on King's The Dark Tower IV:Wizard and Glass http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/21/dark-tower-tv-series-stephen-king-wizard-glassGuaranteed to appeal to fans of The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and HBO's Game of Thrones series.Hodder is running an enormous marketing campaign to tie the books into the film and TV.THE DARK TOWER was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller in hardback.Marvel have a prequel series of graphic books and there is also an online game of The Dark Tower series entitled Discordia.
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Sleeping in the Ground

By Peter Robinson

A terrible crime. No obvious motive.
Banks is on the case.

'Top-notch police procedure' - Jeffery Deaver

A shocking mass murder occurs at a wedding in a small Dales church and a huge manhunt follows. Eventually, the shooter is run to ground and things take their inevitable course.

But Banks is plagued with doubts as to exactly what happened outside the church that day, and why. Struggling with the death of his first serious girlfriend and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller into his life, Banks feels the need to dig deeper into the murders, and as he does so, he uncovers forensic and psychological puzzles that lead him to the past secrets that might just provide the answers he is looking for.

When the surprising truth becomes clear, it is almost too late.

The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are the best series on the market. Try one and tell me I'm wrong.Top-notch police procedureA mighty force to be reckoned with in crime fictionPeter Robinson has for too long, and unfairly, been in the shadow of Ian Rankin; perhaps PIECE OF MY HEART, the latest in the Chief Inspector Banks series, will give him the status he deserves, near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league.Classic Robinson: labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisationLong may Peter Robinson keep writing these books! I envy anyone who has not yet discovered this seriesRobinson's interrogations, many of them conducted in pubs, have the rare quality of steadily illuminating and thickening both the speakers and their subjects. The result is a slow-burning intensity that deepens from beginning to endRobinson also has a way of undercutting the genre's familiarity. With a deceptively unspectacular language, he sets about the process of unsettling the reader.A canon that is on the way to rivalling Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot . . . Superbly textured, this dark story reveals that Banks is growing even more suspicious and melancholy as he grows older - which makes him even more captivating.The thrilling twenty-fourth instalment in Peter Robinson's Number One bestselling Banks Series.

Peter Robinson's DCI Banks is now a major ITV1 drama starring Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel) as Inspector Banks, and Andrea Lowe (The Bill, Murphy's Law) as DI Annie Cabbot.

Peter's standalone novel BEFORE THE POISON won the IMBA's 2013 Dilys Award as well as the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. This was Peter's sixth Arthur Ellis award. His critically acclaimed DCI Banks novels have won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe, and are published in translation all over the world.

Peter grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada. Peter keeps a website at www.inspectorbanks.com.

A shocking mass-murder occurs at a wedding in a small Dales church and a huge manhunt follows. Eventually, the shooter is run to ground and things take their inevitable course.

But Banks is plagued with doubts as to exactly what happened outside the church that day, and why. Struggling with the death of his first serious girlfriend and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller into his life, Banks feels the need to dig deeper into the murders, and as he does so, he uncovers forensic and psychological puzzles that lead him to the past secrets that might just provide the answers he is looking for.

When the surprising truth becomes clear, it is almost too late.


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'The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are the best on the market. Try one and tell me I'm wrong'
Stephen King

'Peter Robinson deserves a place near, perhaps at the top of, the British crime writers' league'
The Times

'Top-notch police procedure'
Jeffery Deaver

'Robinson has a way of undercutting the genre's familiarity. With a deceptively unspectacular language he sets about the process of unsettling the reader
Independent

'Classic Robinson: labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation'
Observer


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The 24th installment in Peter Robinson's Number One bestselling Banks series.WHEN THE MUSIC'S OVER, the 23rd Banks novel, was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and spent 6 weeks in the top 10 this summer - longer than ever before.2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of the first Banks novel, GALLOWS VIEW.After the huge success of the previous series, a fifth 6-part TV series based on DCI Banks, starring Stephen Tompkinson, aired September 2016 on ITV.Peter Robinson is enjoying growing success in Australia and New Zealand.
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Done

By Jacques Peretti

'A revelatory book' John Lewis-Stempel

'The book to read' GQ

What if the way we understand our world is wrong? What if it isn't politicians and events that shape our lives, but secret deals made by people you've never heard of?

This book tells the story of the secret deals that are changing the world, and revolutionizing everything we do, including money, the food we eat, what we buy, and the drugs we take to stay well. These deals never make the news: they are made high up in boardrooms, on golf courses, and in luxury cars: each sealed by world-changing handshakes. This is the story of those handshakes.

A revelatory bookWhat if the way we understand the world is wrong? What if it is not politicians and world events that have fundamentally transformed our everyday lives but business deals made in secret? In Done: The Secret Deals that are Changing Our World, Jacques Peretti tells the story of the secret history of the deals that are changing our world.After graduating from the London School of Economics, Jacques Peretti became an investigative journalist whose award-winning television series include The Men Who Made Us Fat, The Super Rich & Us, and Trillion Pound Island.LSE economist Jacques Peretti is making a 4-part BBC2 series based on the research for this book for transmission in prime time September/October 2017Jacques Peretti has also made and presented BBC documentaries The Super Rich & Us, The Men Who Made Us Fat and Who's Spending Britain's Billions?Jacques is an award-winning BBC investigative reporter and journalist, who has worked for every major British broadcaster and newspaper, and has also been a TED talker.
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Light Touch

By Stephen Leather

Working undercover is all about trust - getting the target to trust you and then betraying them in order to bring them to justice.

But what do you do when you believe an undercover cop has crossed the line and aligned herself with the international drugs smuggler she was supposed to be targeting?

When a deep-undercover cop stops passing on intelligence about her target, MI5 sends in Dan 'Spider' Shepherd to check that she is on the straight and narrow.

Now two lives are on the line - and Shepherd discovers that the real danger is closer to home than he realised.

As Spider finds his loyalties being tested to the limit, an SAS killer is on a revenge mission in London and only Spider can stop him.

'[Leather] has the uncanny knack of producing plots that are all too real' Daily Mail

'Let Spider draw you into his web, you won't regret it' - Sun

The 14th thriller in the Spider Shepherd series promises even more unputdownable action from The Sunday Times bestseller Stephen Leather.

Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers, an ebook and Sunday Times bestseller and author of the critically acclaimed Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series and the Jack Nightingale supernatural detective novels. Before becoming a novelist he was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mirror, the Glasgow Herald, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. He is one of the country's most successful ebook authors and his titles have topped the Amazon Kindle charts in the UK and the US. His bestsellers have been translated into fifteen languages and he has also written for television.

You can learn more from Stephen's website, www.stephenleather.com, find him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/stephenleather.

Stephen also has a website for his Spider Shepherd series, www.danspidershepherd.com, and for his Jack Nightingale series, www.jacknightingale.com.

Hodder have sold over a million books by all action thriller supremo Leather, who is one of the top-selling writers in ebook. There is a bigger market for his fiction than ever before.Incredibly topical insider knowledge combined with edge-of-seat narrative - action adventure of the highest quality.Dan Shepherd, undercover agent, is a series character who will appeal to Jack Reacher fans.
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The Whistler

By John Grisham

The most corrupt judge in US history.

A young investigator with a secret informant.

The electrifying new thriller.

Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's one thousand judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name, who has an extraordinary tale to tell.

Myers is representing a whistle blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime. Along with her gangster associates this judge has facilitated the building of a casino on an Indian reservation. At least two people who opposed the scheme are dead. Since the casino was built, the judge has made several fortunes off undeclared winnings. She owns property around the world, hires private jets to take her where she wishes, and her secret vaults are overflowing with rare books, art and jewels.

No one has a clue what she's been doing - until now.

Under Florida law, those who help the state recover illegally acquired assets stand to gain a large percentage of them. Myers and his whistle blower friend could make millions.

But first they need Lacy to start an investigation. Is she ready to pit herself against the most corrupt judge in American history, a judge whose associates think nothing of murder?

'The best thriller writer alive' Ken Follett

No one does it better than GrishamJohn Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillersLeaves one eager for moreA master storytellerA fascinating look at judicial corruption - an entirely convincing story and one of Grisham's best.It may seem odd to describe a jigsaw as nail-biting, but that is precisely what John Grisham delivers.Hang on to your subpoenas, it's an exhilaratingly fast and dangerous ride.[T]his is not a story about a triumph or a miscarriage of courtroom justice. It's the more devious, surprising story of a smart man who gets even smarter once he spends five years honing his skills as a jailhouse lawyer -- and then expertly concocts an ingenious revenge scheme... Mr. Grisham writes with rekindled vigor here.Grisham introduces a small-town Virginia lawyer named Malcolm Bannister, who's dubiously convicted of money laundering for a drug-lord client, and maps out a revenge plot from his federal penitentiary cell that's twice as elaborate as the one Alexandre Dumas cooked up in The Count of Monte Cristo. Like many a Grisham hero, Mal is a legal insider who knows how to work the system to his advantage. He's also a peculiarly lone wolf, willing to shed all his family ties in pursuit of a very long and entertaining con.'Electrifying... carries the reader along one track (innocent man seeks exoneration) only to switch on to another (cat-and-mouse caper) halfway through with delicious, frictionless ease.'No one can make the legal fraternity quite as exciting.another gratifying Grisham tale where David dances round Goliath and lands a knockout punch.The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his electrifying number one bestseller.

John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987.

His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury. Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

John Grisham is the master of the legal thriller, and over 300 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide.The combined sales of GRAY MOUNTAIN come to nearly 450,000 copies.John Grisham was awarded the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, an accolade given annually to a published work of fiction that best exemplifies the positive role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change.'The best thriller writer alive' Ken Follett
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No Dominion

By Louise Welsh

'A vivid, action-packed journey through a post-apocalyptic world. Terrifying and touching in equal measure, the novel is a love story, an adventure, a road movie, a family drama and a murder mystery rolled into one' The Times Scotland

'No Dominion gripped me and broke my heart in equal measure' Val McDermid

It is seven years since the Sweats wiped out most of the world's population. But for those who survived the outbreak, life has gone on. Stevie Flint and Magnus McFall are now part of a small community on the Orkney Islands, without mobile phones or TV, without antibiotics or fuel, who are trying to rebuild the rudiments of democratic civilisation.

When three strangers arrive on the islands, however, they upset the fragile community, bringing long-buried tensions to the surface. Realising that a number of the islands' young are missing, Stevie and Magnus set off on a journey to the mainland to get them back - a mainland swarming with outlaw gangs, and where self-appointed autocrats and religious fanatics hold sway . . .

Thrilling and breathless, No Dominion asks what happens when the scaffolding of civilisation collapses, and how far we'd go to preserve our humanity.

A vivid, action-packed journey through a post-apocalyptic world. Terrifying and touching in equal measure, the novel is a love story, an adventure, a road movie, a family drama and a murder mystery rolled into oneA heart-breaking, thrilling, frightening page-turner of a chiller . . . Welsh taps into the fear of what a world is chaos would be like and that fear bursts out of every pageMost impressive is Welsh's evocative and sharp prose, and her keen observation of the darkest recesses of the human psyche, the stuff that bubbles to the top in times of stress and hardship . . . compellingIt's a thriller that thrills, but it's also a platform for a wry, spry discussion of civilisation, urbanism and connectedness, human and environmentalA gripping debate about politics and ethics . . . brilliantly uncomfortable readingThanks to its disconcerting plausibility and its solid heart, the gripping, immersive No Dominion makes for a deeply satisfying culmination to Welsh's contribution to the apoca-lit genreA horribly plausible scenarioNo Dominion gripped me and broke my heart in equal measureAn excellent depiction of how far and how fast our so-called civilization could fall given the right stimulusA thrilling novel from the author of A Lovely Way to BurnLouise Welsh is the author of eight novels including The Cutting Room, A Lovely Way to Burn and Death is a Welcome Guest. She has received numerous awards and international fellowships, including an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Edinburgh Napier University and an honorary fellowship from the University of Iowa's International Writing Program. Louise Welsh is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.The third and final instalment in a thrilling trilogy from an established and well-respected crime authorCompellingly realistic setting (Orkney Islands and Glasgow) that draws readers in from the first pageLouise Welsh is the recipient of several awards including the John Creasy Memorial Dagger and the Saltire First Book Award
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Jo Cox

By Brendan Cox

'Jo Cox's selfless service to others made the world a better place' Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Jo's dedication to a fairer and kinder world beautifully told ...' Bear Grylls | 'A desperately tender account ... part love story, part grief memoir ... resolutely uplifting' Decca Aitkenhead, Guardian | 'Brave, inspiring, and full of love' Daily Express | 'A chance to get to know the woman behind the headlines - a tiny ball of energy with a heart as big as a lion, a person who wanted to make a difference' Lorraine Kelly, Sun

Jo Cox's murder in June 2016 shocked the world. In the aftermath of her tragic death her husband Brendan Cox urged us to remember Jo's life and what she stood for and not the manner of her death. In this inspiring and impassioned portrait of Jo - as daughter, mother, wife, sister, MP and campaigner - we see how much she gave and much more she had to give. The values she embraced of togetherness, inclusion and compassion are needed now more than ever. A touching and very human portrait of an extraordinary woman, whose legacy has already inspired others. This summer over 100,000 events were part of The Great Get Together in honour of Jo.
'We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.'

All Brendan Cox's royalties will go to the Jo Cox Foundation.

'Jo would have no regrets about her life, she lived every day of it to the full.'

Will remain seared in my memory for as long as I live... A startlingly intimate and moving journey... I drew strength, gratitude and inspiration from Brendan's account.The story of Jo's life runs through the book: her childhood growing up in West Yorkshire; winning a place at Cambridge; working for Oxfam where she met Brendan; winning the seat for Labour in 2015 in her childhood constituency which fulfilled a lifelong dream... Jo comes across as a thoroughly decent person who was on a mission to change what she saw as an unjust world... And it is all utterly heart-breaking because you know as you read the book that all of this happiness, drive and energy is going to come to a sudden, needless and irrevocable end... This is not an easy read. It is overwhelmingly sad at times and the chapters that deal with the immediate aftermath of Jo's death, where Brendan wrestles with how to tell his children what has happened, are almost unbearable... While Jo Cox: More In Common is raw, painful and shot through with grief, it is also brave, inspiring and full of love.A searingly honest and extremely moving book about Jo Cox, which gives us all a chance to get to know the woman behind the headlines and the shocking way she died. Jo comes across as a tiny ball of energy with a heart as big as a lion, a person who wanted to make a difference.A touching and very human portrait of Jo Cox: daughter, mother, wife, sister, MP and aidworker.

Brendan Cox was Jo's husband and is dad to their two children.
For the last eighteen months he has been working to combat growing xenophobia and intolerance across Europe.
Brendan's royalties for this book will go to the Jo Cox Foundation.

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MOVING AND IMPORTANT: a deeply personal portrait of an extraordinary woman and her legacy of compassionHIGH-PROFILE CAMPAIGN: print and broadcast pr, endorsements and close partnership with the Jo Cox FoundationTHE GREAT GET TOGETHER: working closely with Brendan Cox and his team to link the book with their wider campaigning
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Evening Primrose

By Kopano Matlwa

A powerful and timely novel from 'South Africa's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie' (Bookseller) .

'Heart-wrenching' Grazia .

With urgency and tenderness Evening Primrose explores issues of race, gender and the medical profession through the eyes of a junior doctor.

When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, her ambition is tested as she faces the stark reality of South Africa's public healthcare system.

As she leaves her deeply religious mother and makes friends with the politically-minded Nyasha, Masechaba's eyes are opened to the rising xenophobic tension that carries echoes of apartheid.

Battling her inner demons, she must decide if she should take a stand to help her best friend, even it comes at a high personal cost.

'The best kind of political novel, its turns of emotion are virtuosic. Matlwa's voice is one we need.' Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Harmless Like You

'Slices straight to the heart, deft and clean' Laura Jane Williams, author of Becoming

'A daring and uniquely South African story' Marie Claire, South Africa on Coconut

Heart-wrenchingTackles more than many books twice its length. . . The pages are raw. This is the best kind of political novel . . . [its] turns of emotion are virtuosic. The novel dances from slapstick to stabbing pain to tentative hope. Matlwa's voice is one we need.Slices straight to the heart, deft and clean.Harrowing and vital . . . I read it in one sitting.Compelling and heart-wrenching, EVENING PRIMROSE, explores issues of race, poverty and gender in post-apartheid South Africa through the eyes of a junior doctor.Kopano Matlwa Mabaso is a South African author whose bestselling first novel, Coconut , written when she was 21 years old, went on to in the European Union Literary Award and was joint winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. Her second novel, Spilt Milk made the long list for the 2011 Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Matlwa is also winner of Aspen Ideas Award for medical innovation and is currently reading for a DPhil in Population Health at the University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. Her third novel Evening Primrose will be published by Sceptre in 2017. @kopanomabaso

A searing, insightful new novel from 'South Africa's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie' (Bookseller) that explores issues of race, poverty and gender.


Told in the form of a one-sided conversation with God, Evening Primrose is the story of Masechaba, a young woman who achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, yet soon faces the stark reality of South Africa's healthcare system.

As she leaves her deeply religious mother and makes friends with the politically-minded Nyasha, Masechaba's eyes are opened to rising xenophobic tension in the shadow of the apartheid.

Battling her own personal demons, she must decide if she should make a stand to help her friend, even if it comes at a high personal cost.

Maybe this was all my own doing.

I should never have started that petition.

I should never have stopped my medication.

I should never have daydreamed about François, who couldn't pronounce my name properly.

And I shouldn't have written all this blasphemous crap in this journal.

'Matlwa is South Africa's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.' Rosie Rowell, The Bookseller

For fans of novels such as Eileen, Ruby, Homegoing and The Bricks that Built the Houses.In 2016 the author was selected as one of 21 icons of South Africa project, celebrating the country's young game changers.The author draws on her own first hand experience as a medical graduate in South African MSc in Global Health Science and is currently reading for a DPhil in Population Health at the University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar.Kopano Matlwa's debut novel Coconut won the European Union Literary Award when she was 21 years old. It was a bestseller in South Africa, cementing her position as one of the country's high profile authors.Matlwa's second novel, Spilt Milk won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in 2010.
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