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Rosamund Haden
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Love Tastes Like Strawberries

3.17  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Stella stares at the painting on the therapist’s wall. A road winds along a mountainside above an azure sea. The slopes of the mountain are covered in olive trees. Small white boats bob on the shimmering water at the foot of cliffs.

Stella is lost in the painting. She can smell the herbs in the bush, wild thyme and something sweeter. She is running down a steep path to a c
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 15th 2014 by Kwela
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Nadine Larter
Nov 02, 2015 Nadine Larter rated it really liked it
I've reviewed this book twice. Both times the review disappeared into the netherworlds of cyberspace, so I give up. I can't write a long one again. This book was lovely. That's all you need to know anyway. And it was written by a South African, which excites me. So yay!
Mar 03, 2015 Colleen rated it it was ok
This novel is billed as a reflection on "how hard it is truly know love." Even though this is certainly a fact, Haden does not seem interested in focusing on this, but on a group of self-absorbed characters, who cannot love anyone since they're so busy loving themselves. Two characters, Stella and Francois, are developed fully, leading to my two-star recommendation. The others are one-dimensional, barely mentioned other than to develop a semblance of a plot. Maybe it explains some sort of truth ...more
Mar 26, 2016 Bontle rated it really liked it
Love Tastes Like Strawberries is a novel about art, betrayal, addiction, loss, redemption, and – at the centre of it all - love. In fact, much of the book is a meditation on love in its many forms – passionate, complicated, unrequited, enduring, inconvenient and stifling. Several characters’ dreams and lives collide in a weekly life drawing art class in present day Cape Town. But none of them can get away from the nightmares if their pasts – whether they play out during the early days of the ...more
Sep 06, 2014 Kerry rated it liked it
A very enjoyable new book - which combines settings in Rwanda, South Africa, and Europe - from a prolific South African author. Worthy read, includes a few suspense tactics and a twist ending that is explained only just enough.
Kara Benson
Sep 19, 2015 Kara Benson rated it really liked it
Interesting read for those with an interest in South Africa and a view on its history. The characters are believable and truly come to life.
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