Dry Storeroom No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum by Richard Fortey
Fortey poked his nose in the London museum’s back rooms, forgotten cabinets, and dusty files to create this funny, charming behind-the-scenes history.
Love Junkie by Rachel Resnick
After being threatened by a controlling boyfriend, Resnick takes a long, piercing look back at decades of her ruinous, even dangerous romantic relationships, deter-mined to find the root of her problems.
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
A deliciously old-fashioned piece of fiction that brings 1830s India vividly to life.
To Siberia by Per Petterson
The searing World War II-era tale of a Danish brother and sister bound by unspeakable tragedy is the latest from the author of Out Stealing Horses.
The World Is What It Is by Patrick French
This authorized bio of V.S. Naipaul is an insightful psychological portrait of the Nobel laureate.
The White Mary by Kira Salak
A gripping thriller that follows a young war reporter as she journeys to the jungles of New Guinea to try to find out the truth behind her mentor’s death.