Bianca Marais has knocked it out of the park again with her new novel If You Want to Make God Laugh. Taking place in South Africa from the day Nelson Mandela is elected onward, following three very different women as they deal with the changing world around them. Race and class are explored, as well as tensions that came from the ending of apartheid. The characters are strong, powerful women and I rooted for them on each and every page. Marais left me picking up the pieces of my broken heart multiple times.