Autumn Reads

A journey to explore one’s true nature, the power of friendship and an introduction to the
African Dinosaur featured in the best new reads.

It Will Be Okay by Lisa Katzenberger
Sometimes the best we can do for our loved ones is to listen and be present as long as they need us. Giraffe and Zebra meet every day under their favourite tree to walk to the watering hole. But today, Giraffe isn’t there! Where could he be? Zebra spots him hiding in the tree; Giraffe has seen a spider and is scared silly. Zebra patiently talks to Giraffe and does the very best thing; he supports Giraffe for as long as Giraffe needs it. A sweet story about the power of friendship, kindness, and empathy that helps us face our fears no matter how silly they seem.
Hardcover | R175 | Source Books

Dinosaurs of Africa by Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan; Luis V. Rey
African dinosaurs are no less significant than their ‘celebrity’ cousins, such as T.Rex, and they are just as magnificent. Their fossils have been discovered across the continent – from the Sahara Desert to the Karoo. Dinosaurs of Africa starts with a brief general introduction and is followed by short chapters on different dinosaur species.
It also introduces the biggest meat-eating dinosaur of all time. Details are given about where these creatures were found, the meaning of their scientific names, and their size and
diet. Spectacular, colourful illustrations bring the dinosaurs vividly to life; photographs, maps and line drawings further illustrate the subject, while ‘Facts’, ‘Unsolved’ and ‘Up
Close’ boxes add to the intrigue. Dinosaurs of Africa is is written for children but has appeal for anyone interested in dinosaurs.
Hardcover | R150 | Struik Nature

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in Otera, a deeply patriarchal ancient kingdom, where a woman’s worth is tied to her purity, and she must bleed to prove it; but, when Deka
bleeds gold – the colour of impurity, of a demon – she faces a consequence worse than death. She is saved by a mysterious woman who tells Deka of her true nature.
She is an Alaki, a near-immortal with exceptional gifts. The stranger offers her a choice: fight for the Emperor, with others just like her, or be destroyed…
Softcover | R220 | Usborne

Pollinators, Predators & Parasites 
The ecological role of insects in Southern Africa by  Clarke Scholtz, Jenny Scholtz, Hennie De Klerk
Pollinators, parasites, purifiers, predators, decomposers – insects arguably play the most
important roles in the functioning of the Earth’s ecosystems. This lavishly illustrated and highly authoritative book is structured around southern Africa’s 13 distinct biomes; reflecting the essential role insects play in most ecological processes such as pollination, predation, parasitism, soil modification, nutrient recycling and in the natural world. This key publication includes a guide to each of the 25 insect orders found in southern Africa, with images showing their diagnostic characters, as well as detailing the latest research in the field of entomology. It will appeal to to academics and nature enthusiasts alike.
Hardcover | R590 | Struik Nature

Behind Closed Doors by Catherine Alliott
From the outside, anyone would think that Lucy Palmer has it all; but, when her marriage comes to an unexpected end, everything turns upside down in a flash. As the truth of her marriage threatens to surface, Lucy seizes the opportunity to retreat to her parents’ farmhouse; but, Lucy gets more than she bargained for when she moves home – especially when she crosses paths with an old flame. Revisiting her mistakes forces Lucy to confront the secrets she been keeping from herself and those she loves. Is she able to leave the door to her past firmly closed?
Softcover | R320 | Penguin UK

Win by Harlen Coben
Over twenty years ago, heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family’s estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months. She escaped, but so did her captors, and the items stolen from her family were never recovered, until now. On New York’s Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment, alongside
two objects of note: a stolen Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase bearing the initials WHL3. For the first time in years, the authorities have a lead not only on Patricia’s kidnapping but also on another FBI cold case – with the suitcase and painting both pointing them towards one man. Windsor Home Lockwood III doesn’t know how his suitcase and his family’s stolen painting ended up in this dead man’s apartment. He’s interested – especially when the FBI tell him that the man at large was also behind an act of domestic terrorism. The two cases have baffled the FBI for decades. But Win has three things the FBI does not: a personal connection to the case, a large fortune, and his own unique brand of justice.
Softcover | R320 | Random House UK