WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS, by Erin Bartels, Fleming H. Revell Co, Graf-Martin

When Detroit Free Press reporter Elizabeth Balsam meets James Rich, his strange request--that she look up a relative she didn't know she had in order to deliver an old camera and a box of photos--seems like it isn't worth her time. But when she loses her job after a botched investigation, she suddenly finds herself … Continue reading WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS, by Erin Bartels, Fleming H. Revell Co, Graf-Martin

Books You Should Consider Reading Before You Die (Just a Glimpse)

Ancient & Prehistoric The Penelopaid: The Penelopaid offers a rewriting of the Odyssey, Odysseus, Helen, and life in Hades. Death Comes as the End: Agatha Christie’s novel is set in Thebes in 2000 BC. The Clan of the Cave Bear: The Clan of the Cave Bear is about the interactions between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons. Centennial: … Continue reading Books You Should Consider Reading Before You Die (Just a Glimpse)

INSEPARABLE THE ORIGINAL SIAMESE TWINS AND THEIR RENDEZVOUS WITH AMERICAN HISTORY, by Yunte Huang (Author of Charlie Chan), by Liveright/W.W. Norton & Company

Nearly a decade after his triumphant Charlie Chan biography, Yunte Huang returns with this long-awaited portrait of Chang and Eng Bunker (1811–1874), twins conjoined at the sternum by a band of cartilage and a fused liver, who were “discovered” in Siam by a British merchant in 1824. Bringing an Asian American perspective to this almost … Continue reading INSEPARABLE THE ORIGINAL SIAMESE TWINS AND THEIR RENDEZVOUS WITH AMERICAN HISTORY, by Yunte Huang (Author of Charlie Chan), by Liveright/W.W. Norton & Company