Location(s): Austria, Scotland
Botanist Andreas Bauer, passionate about saffron, plans to reintroduce organic farming of the world’s most expensive spice to a region of Austria now known for its wine. Meeting resistance from vintners, he does research in a local abbey and...
Location(s): Washington DC
Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
A new crime-thriller full of suspense from Sujata Massey, the acclaimed author of The Bride’s Kimono and The Floating Girl. Antiques dealer Rei Shimura is in San Francisco visiting her parents and researching a personal project tracing the story...
Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Thriller
Era(s): Near Future
In Dubai there’s a new world of high-luxury resorts emerging for the super-rich – but at what price to everyone else? Lea, Roy and their 15 year-old daughter Cara live in a gated community reserved for foreign workers. Roy...
Recommended reading as part of the Chief of Naval Operation’s Professional Reading Program! This now-classic novel by Richard McKenna enjoyed great critical acclaim and commercial success when it was first published in 1962. The winner of the coveted Harper...
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Young Adult
Era(s): Ancient Greece (3rd century BC)
The young scholar Archimedes has just had the best three years of his life at Ptolemy’s Museum at Alexandria. To be able to talk and think all day, every day, sharing ideas and information with the world’s greatest minds,...
Location(s): Pacific Northwest
They’re out there, you know–those bipedal hominids commonly called Sasquatch. This imaginative, tightly woven tale explains just how those creatures came to be traipsing around in the big trees surrounding Mount St. Helens. While local oddballs and elbow-benders talk...