READ: Two great books for December #GetItBookClub
Oh heaven. The only book you need take away to the coast this holiday is Marian Keyes’ The Break … almost 600 pages of pure, warm-hearted joy. Hugely funny, wildly romantic, it’s the story of Amy and Hugh, who’re taking a break. Not, as her friends question, a city-with-fancy-food sort of break. Nope. Rather a he’s off South East Asia for six months, and there are no rules. Which leaves Amy at home, with her extended (and wonderfully mad) family … and the decision of what’s good for the goose is most certainly good for the gander. Witty, heartbreaking, believable … we’re huge MK fans, and this is her at her absolute best. Fab! Penguin. Normal price R290, Get It Book Club price R232 (simply visit www.knowledgeroad.co.za/getitbookclub, sign up and order. Free delivery for orders more than R250, less that that’s a mere R45 delivery fee. And the discounts really are great … at least 25 per cent off each book).
• Cancer: A love Story is Lauren Segal’s achingly tender memoir … which starts one wintery morning on 2014 when she receives a call from her husband. The furthest thing from mind is her biopsy results … for two years she’s been living a cancer-free existence after a double mastectomy has put her in the clear. But the call shatters the foundation of her world – the lump she thought was scar tissue is malignant. Her cancer is back. This is an intimate – and inspiring – book of a four-time cancer survivor … a book about friendships, asking for and receiving help, relationships, community and, of course surviving cancer. It’s an incredible read, which also provides vital insights for professionals involved in the care of cancer patients and a hugely informative section on chemo tips for those undergoing treatment. Proceeds go to a breast cancer clinic. R265.
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Get it JHB West – May 2018