Moving On: short stories

Tightly written, witty, upbeat short stories about people making new beginnings after significant losses (the death of their partners, home invasions, etc) set in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg.

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R280.00

DATE

March 2024

GENRE

short stories
i

PAGES

160

ISBN

978-1-991240-29-3

Moving On: short stories

A collection of ten witty, tightly written, upbeat short stories about people making new beginnings after significant losses (the death of their partners, home invasions, etc) set in the upmarket northern suburbs of Johannesburg, like Parkview. It is filled with memorable characters and incidents.

Barbara Ludman

Barbara Ludman, an American journalist, arrived in Johannesburg in April 1976 and started working at The Star only weeks before the Soweto Uprising began. She turned much of what she saw into the award-winning young adult novel, The Day of the Kugel, and subsequently divided her time between reporting and writing books – fiction and non-fiction, and short stories. She was a founding member of The Weekly Mail, now the Mail & Guardian, where she spent seventeen years in a variety of jobs and co-edited several editions of the M&G’s A-Z of SA Politics. She was honoured with the Vodacom Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in coaching and mentoring young journalists, which she continues to do in her current work with the start-up Scrolla.Africa.

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Praise

Barbara Ludman writes about loss and moving on with an alluring wit and ease. This is the best kind of fiction: profound philosophy rendered with a sure, light touch.     Mark Gevisser

Barbara Ludman’s droll, sparkling dialogue makes this collection sing. Moving, often hilarious stories about finding new connections, jobs and joy after the loss of a partner.     Jo-Ann Bekker, author of Asleep, Awake, Asleep

Ludman’s characters are entertainingly bold, and her fresh stories about life’s vagaries are engrossing page-turners. As each story hits its intriguing climax, you’re genuinely sorry to say goodbye. A tasty collection.    Anne Schlebusch, author of Bloomer

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