From intriguing non-fiction to exciting new fiction there's a little bit of everything this week. Come find your next great read today!
by Charles Mann
More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's voyages brought them back together--and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas.
The Twelfth Enchantment
by David Liss
David Liss takes readers on a light-hearted romp through Regency England in "The Twelfth Enchantment. "With an adroit mix of fact and fantasy, Liss casts heroine Lucy Derrick into a world of industrializing mill towns, mysterious enchantments, ghostly dogs, undead fairies, Luddites, and even Lord Byron and his legions of lovesick women. Charged with gathering the scattered pages of an alchemical manuscript, Lucy's adventures teach her that appearances can be deceptive--and delightfully so. Liss's deft touch with historical subject matter and his ability to craft tremendously appealing characters makes this a thoroughly enjoyable, satisfying read.
Beijing Welcomes You
by Tom Scocca
Beijing has debuted as the defining city of the now and foreseeable future, and China as the ascendant global power. Beijing is the ultimate representation of China's political and cultural capital. Scocca arrived in 2004 as an American eager to see another culture, and preparations were in full swing to create a renewed city.
All You Desire
by Kristen Miller
Haven Moore and Iain Morrow have been living a blissful life in Rome, an ocean way from the Ouroboros Society and its diabolical leader. But the mysterious disappearance of Haven's best friend sends the pair running back to New York, where they encounter the diabolical, scheming Horae.
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Emperor of all Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morris
Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld