Happy Read A Book Day!

Today is one of our favorite days of the year: Read A Book Day! In honor of this special occasion, we’ve decided to share some book recommendations with you. Here are some of our favorite recent arrivals, which you should definitely consider picking up for Read A Book Day

The Scattering

9781485903079At the turn of the twentieth century, colonial wars were being waged across southern Africa. The Scattering tells the story of Tjipuka, the daughter of a Herero chief, whose life is shattered during the brutal Herero wars.
Fed up with the German occupation of their land, the Herero people had staged an uprising that led to extermination orders from a German general: kill every Herero man, and spare neither woman nor child. Having survived the massacre at Ohamakari, Tjipuka flees into the desert with her child. Her husband is presumed dead. From the desolate no-man’s-land of the desert, to the death camps on Shark Island and the border of Bechuanaland, Tjipuka has to find the courage – and the will – to survive.
Meanwhile, in the Transvaal, 25-year-old Riëtte is forced into marriage with her brutish neighbor. When he is taken captive and their farm is set ablaze as part of the British scorched-earth policy, she and his daughters are herded into a concentration camp.
The Scattering follows two women’s journeys through history as they wrestle with betrayal, loyalty, hope, and the struggle to survive.
Purchase your copy here>>>

Dinosaurs

9781782743842For 150 million years, dinosaurs were the undisputed rulers of the Earth. Today, these great lizards still fire our imaginations. Dinosaurs profiles the creatures who lived during the great Age of Reptiles, the real-life giants and monsters such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus who once dominated our planet. Also featured are many of the prehistoric world’s other most fearsome and awe-inspiring creatures, from huge birds of prey to ferocious saber-toothed cats.
The entries are grouped chronologically, with examples drawn mainly from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. Each dinosaur or other prehistoric creature is illustrated with a stunning, full-color artwork. For easy reference, each entry also includes a table of information containing key data such as size, weight, diet, meaning of name, armor, hunting techniques and distribution of fossil remains. Engaging accessible text provides an introduction to each dinosaur’s behavior, habits and other key information.
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EQUAL Parts

9780961768355In the powerful, intoxicating atmosphere of Washington, D.C., Isabelle Benton Stoker, a stylish interior designer in Georgetown, falls in love with Johnathan Dent, a prominent and very married attorney. They spend blissful times at out-of-the-way cafés, lunch-hour getaways, and the iconic art museums of the Nation’s Capital. If they happen to be seen together, who would suspect the hard-working lawyer would take such a chance?
When Johnathan Dent finds himself a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, he agonizes over the affair that could destroy his political ambitions, and perhaps even his career. Gennifer Flowers, Fannie Fox, and Donna Rice became famous for doing just that. Could Isabelle Stoker do the same?
EQUAL Parts explores this classic tale of love and betrayal inspired by all too familiar events. It’s a story that has captivated historians since Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings, Dwight Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, John Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, and Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, to name just a few. Does it always have to end badly?
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The Honeyfield Bequest

97807490200021901, Wiltshire. Young Kathleen Keller is being forced into marriage with a man she despises by her cruel father. In an act of desperation, she runs away in a bid for a safer life, although one she might not have otherwise have chosen. But when tragedy strikes, Kathleen is left vulnerable and one man threatens the fragile peace she has made for herself.
Meanwhile, Nathan Perry works for his father’s accountancy firm but yearns for something more satisfying. He is brought in to help with the purchase of Honeyfield House, intended as a safe house for women in trouble by a charitable benefactor, and there encounters Kathleen. Their lives are set to intertwine and neither will be the same again.
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