Never Say Goodbye by Susan Lewis (Random House Struik, R200)
Josie Clark is a loving wife and mother who works two jobs and her husband is a taxi driver. Her son is in prison for a crime she’s sure he didn’t commit and her daughter has married young. Across town in a big beautiful house by the sea, Bel Monkton has a successful career but has issues in her life. The two women meet and bond in a way that changes their lives.
October by Zoë Wicomb (Random House Struik, R240)
South African Mercia has been living in Scotland for 25 years when her partner suddenly leaves her. A letter from her brother, Jake, brings her back to Namaqualand, a place that reminds her of her stern father, Meester. She finds that Jake has turned his back on his son and wants her to take the boy back to Scotland.
The Violet Hour by Katherine Hill (Penguin, R240)
Abe and Cassandra Green don’t have the perfect life. She’s a sculptor that’s finally getting recognition, he’s a doctor and their daughter is going to Harvard. An afternoon boat trip ends in a fight because Cassandra has been unfaithful again. Abe throws himself in the river, and a dramatic story unfolds.