Qarnita Loxton with her first copy of Chasing Marian, the novel she co-wrote with Amy Heydenrych, Pamela Power and Gail Schimmel.

Synopsis

Four strangers, two cities, one chance online meeting.

Jess is a yummy mummy of two whose life is slowly unravelling and who has recently separated from her husband. Ginger is a happily widowed granny with a salty tongue and a wicked sense of humour. The gorgeous and sensitive Matt is an almost-qualified psychologist, who still lives with his parents. And Queenie, a librarian from Cape Town, has an absent boyfriend and a secret writing habit.

What could these four strangers possibly have in common?

They are all die-hard Marian Keyes fans. And when they hear that Marian is due to visit South Africa to attend a literary festival, they are all desperate to meet her. Together they come up with a mad-cap plan. Will they succeed – or will life intervene?

Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes posted this delightful image on Twitter to celebrate the publication of the novel in which she features. It is wonderful to see these five authors connect across continents and celebrate stories and books despite all the lockdown challenges we have faced in the literary community over the last two years.

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