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An enchanting, romantic tale about the grace and beauty of second chances – Read an excerpt from Jojo Moyes’s new novel The Horse Dancer

Read an excerpt from Jojo Moyes’s The Horse Dancer, a novel about a lost girl and her horse, the enduring strength of friendship, and how even the smallest choices can change everything.

All the book launch details for The Stellenbosch Mafia by Pieter du Toit – in Cape Town, Joburg and Pretoria

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaire’s Club by Pieter du Toit. 

Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh – a beautifully realised novel that effortlessly spans space and time

Gun Island is a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.

The Horse Dancer, an inspiring new love story from Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You and After You

The Horse Dancer, the new novel from JoJo Moyes, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

The bestselling books in South Africa – June

This list represents the bestselling books in South Africa from the previous four weeks to 6 June 2019, and combines fiction and non-fiction bestsellers.

Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power and the Workplace – Facebook and Google veteran Marissa Orr explains why our efforts to close the gender gap have failed

Lean Out offers contrarian, often humorous insights to this critical global dialogue and provides a pathway for both individuals and companies to promote a more inclusive workplace that benefits all employees.

The Rise of the Ultra Runners by Adharanand Finn – an electrifying and inspiring account of one of the toughest sports in the world

Ultra running defies conventional logic. Yet this most brutal and challenging sport is now one of the fastest-growing in the world. Why is this? Is it an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness?

The Stellenbosch Mafia – all male, all Afrikaans, and all stinking rich – what influence does this billionaire’s club exert on South Africa?

The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaire’s Club by Pieter du Toit is out in July 2019 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Her Husband’s Mistake – Sheila O’Flanagan’s page-turning new novel about a marriage, a secret, and a wife’s choice

Dave’s made a BIG mistake. What’s Roxy going to do about it? Her Husband’s Mistake is the riveting new novel from bestselling author Sheila O’Flanagan.

The Last Widow – the highly anticipated new thriller from bestselling author Karin Slaughter, featuring Will Trent and Sara Linton

In The Last Widow, bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in a superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets and shocking surprises you won’t see coming!

Watch the book trailer for No Neutral Ground: Finding Jesus in a Cape Town Ghetto by Pete Portal, shot on location in the Cape Flats

No Neutral Ground is the gripping account of Pete Portal’s move from London to Manenberg, of addicts and gangsters meeting Jesus and being transformed and all the heartbreak and failure along the way.

Bitcoin Billionaires

‘Either the next big thing or total bulls–t’: Read how the Winklevoss brothers got over losing Facebook in Bitcoin Billionaires

From Ben Mezrich comes Bitcoin Billionaires – the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss’s big bet on cryptocurrency and its dazzling pay-off.

The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves. A Good Enough Mother by Bev Thomas

An utterly compelling drama with a timebomb at its core, A Good Enough Mother is a brilliant, beautiful story of mothering, and how to let go of the ones we love when we must.

Don’t miss the launch of A Headmaster’s Story by Bill Schroder at Rondebosch Boys’ High School (17 July)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of A Headmaster’s Story: My Life in Education by Bill Schroder.

Read an excerpt from The Enforcers, revealing a brazen plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela at his inauguration

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley. The Enforcers will …

Free mini workshop with Anthea Gardner, investment specialist and author of Make Your Money Work For You, in Cape Town (11 July)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to a free mini workshop by Anthea Gardner, investment guru and author of Make Your Money Work For You.

Don’t miss the launch of The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley at The Book Lounge (11 July)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to launch of The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley.

Big ideas and life advice that doesn’t suck – Mark Manson’s new book Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope

From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope.

Why do women kill? Join Tanya Farber and Marianne Thamm at the launch of Blood on Her Hands in Cape Town to find out (10 July)

Don’t miss the launch of Blood on Her Hands: South Africa’s Most Notorious Female Killers by Tanya Farber in Cape Town.

Blood on Her Hands by Tanya Farber: A look into the minds of South Africa’s most notorious female killers

From award-winning journalist Tanya Farber comes an in-depth look into the lives, minds and motivations of women killers in Blood on Her Hands: South Africa’s Most Notorious Female Killers.