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Open Book 2014: Tiah Beautement’s Latest Novel This Day Launched with Zukiswa Wanner

Open Book 2014: This Day

This DayLondon – Cape Town – JoburgTiah Beautement launched her new book, This Day, in the company of Zukiswa Wanner at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town yesterday.

Loss has left Ella Spinner alone to care for her husband, Bart, who suffers from clinical depression. Their days now echo the tides: any progress made, rolls back. Yet Ella keeps pushing against the monotony. Set in Mossel Bay, Ella’s day begins like any other. But on this day the minutes begin to crack allowing change to filter through. As we cheer on her tenacity, we’re left asking ourselves what motivates anyone to try again.

Wanner repeatedly praised This Day, Beautement’s second novel, calling it wonderful, funny and honest. The book reflects two very different yet prominent parts of life: happiness and sadness. Beautement shared that writing the book was part of coping with her personal medical challenges.

Books LIVE’s Helené Prinsloo covered the event:

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  • SeanMayne
    SeanMayne
    September 22nd, 2014 @11:12 #
     
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    What would be quite cool in the Bookslive articles like this is a direct link to an excerpt from the first page/s of the novel :)

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  • <a href="http://tiahbeautement.typepad.com/quotidian/" rel="nofollow">tiah</a>
    tiah
    September 22nd, 2014 @13:45 #
     
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    It would be. Although if you watch them in action during a fest, it is amazing how they get this stuff up and on the web. They are crazy fast.

    Nonetheless, there is an excerpt coming soon. :)

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