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BOOK REVIEW: Navigating the complexity of human emotions in simple honesty

Brené Brown’s ‘Atlas of the Heart’ offers wisdom on making feelings meaningful by understanding

BOOK REVIEW: Is it or isn’t it a novel? Whatever, it’s a great read

Finuala Dowling’s historical tale features magical realism, war and unlived lives

BOOK REVIEW: Uncovering the human condition through Mel Brooks comedy

'All About Me!' takes the reader through the making of his greatest comic movies

BOOK REVIEW: Not mankini stuff, but a good rummage through how to fix SA

‘Better Choices’ makes for a strenuous read but a rewarding one if you can muster the patience, writes John Fraser

BOOK REVIEW: The rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire — and its relevance today

In his 'The Ottomans', Marc Baer corrects false narratives and contextualises the war in Ukraine

BOOK REVIEW: A book about race and democracy that will polarise readers

Roger Southall’s book is painstaking in its investigation of white attitudes

Four novels to ease you into winter

A pick of the top novels to delve into during the chilly months

Authors from Galgut to Khumalo will create a buzz at Franschhoek Literary Festival

Lionel Shriver, Elif Shafak, Tsitsi Dangarema and Deon Meyer are also among those who will light up the event

BOOK REVIEW: Loving madly in a time when we still believed in the future

Daisy Jones and Lucinda Hooley's novel Love You Madly about ordinary women and their lives is nostalgic, funny and tender, writes Monique Verduyn

BOOK REVIEW: A masterpiece in the study of discomfort and disquiet

Anne Tyler takes readers deep into one family’s idiosyncrasies

BOOK REVIEW: Historians and their versions of truth and myth

Richard Cohen’s Making History shows the benefits of learning about those who record history

BOOK REVIEW: On the evasiveness of truth and the irretrievability of the past

Julian Barnes’s Elizabeth Finch touches on his recurrent themes: memory, love, longing and death

Six new novels to read this autumn

From tales of forbidden love to quests for authenticity, here are some exciting new releases

BOOK REVIEW: Trying to make the world of bitcoin less cryptic

Those who are tech savvy should find Beyond Bitcoin a brilliant read; those who are less conversant might get a bit lost

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