GGP Book Club - HUM IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WORDS by Bianca Marais

April 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Our first book club meeting was a success! We'll be continuing it on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 in the store. Our next selection is Hum If You Don't Know the Words by the awesome Bianca Marais. Please join us for a truly book-centric book club, with snacks and drinks provided. All are welcome.


RSVP on the Facebook event page and invite as many friends as you'd like! The book is 10% off when you buy it in the store for the club.




From the jacket: 

Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a nine-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation, but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Their meeting should never have occurred...until The Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, leaving Robin's parents dead and Beauty's daughter missing.


In the aftermath, Beauty is hired to care for Robin, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses. But Robin knows that if Beauty reunites with her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences.


Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the two narratives interweave to create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid South Africa. Hum If You Don't Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.

Hum If You Don't Know the Words Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399575082
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 6th, 2018

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