Get stuck in a heartwarming Hollywood memoir or start afresh in a sci-fi thriller
WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE GABRIELLE UNION (HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS) R355*
The Being Mary Jane actress’ book has finally arrived in SA, and it’s everything.
Can you picture Gabrielle Union as an ordinary woman going through the same insecurities, life-affirming moments and devastating issues most women go through? From her first crush, to being raped as a teen, being a child of divorce, to being a stepmother and multiple miscarriages.
She takes the reader through family baggage, going through the wrong men to find “Mr Right” and navigating through Hollywood.
She also deals with colourism, of being labelled “pretty, for a dark woman” and the relationship between black women and their hair.
It’s a sometimes funny, often times heartbreaking glimpse into the life of a woman who appears to have it all. It’s personal, bold and real.
YEAR ONE NORA ROBERTS (JONATHAN BALL PUBLISHERS) R299*
If you’re one of the millions of Nora Roberts fans, you probably know her style, whether she’s writing about crime, thrillers, the occult or futuristic stories. However, Year One is like nothing she’s written before.
It’s New Year’s eve, and lives are about to change. A sickness wipes out most of the population in weeks, leaving only the immune. There’s no electricity, government has collapsed and where there was order, there’s chaos.
It’s a story of hope and horror, chaos and magic, as a desperate group of people fight to save their lives, and their corner of the world. And in the midst of it is chef Lana and her fiancé, Max, as well as journalist Arlys who tries to keep broadcasting even as the world collapses around her.
The world as we know it ends, and a new one starts in Year One.