Jo Walton - Farthing

In 1941, England, lacking aid from the US, negotiated peace with Nazi Germany and withdrew from World War II. It is 1949, and Hitler is very much alive. Jo Walton sets her unnerving version of a ‘cozy’ mystery against this alternative history backdrop. A group of rich English families - the ‘Farthing set’ - is enjoying a retreat in a country house when one of their members (and, incidentally, the architect of the ‘Farthing’ peace between Nazi Germany and UK) is found murdered, with a yellow Star of David pinned to his chest. Suspicion immediately falls on the only Jew invited to the retreat, but the lead detective is not immediately convinced. Farthing is a ‘country house’ mystery with incredibly high stakes and a chilling vision of a world that could have been.
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ISBN: 9780765323132
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Published: Tor Books - March 12th, 2013

David George Haskell - The Forest Unseen

Take a small patch in a Tennessee forest, visit it almost daily for a year, record what you see. In the hands of David George Haskell, a professor of biology and a poet, this idea turns into a beautiful and original account of change in nature. Haskell starts with simple observations and uses them to illustrate the lifecycles of forest inhabitants and complex relationships that exist among them. The book is rich in detail, but never dry and boring. Forest Unseen is a true naturalist’s journal and a meditation on nature by a thoughtful and engaging writer.
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ISBN: 9780143122944
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2013

N. K. Jemisin - The Killing Moon

In Gujaareh, priests of the dream-goddess ensure that peace is kept by harvesting the magic of the sleeping mind and using it to heal… or kill, if needed. In Killing Moon, Jemisin takes the culture of Ancient Egypt and the Jungian idea of the collective subconscious and puts them together in a way that feels wholly original. If you like smart, immersive fantasy with powerful characters who have to make complex decisions, Jemisin’s books belong at the very top of your to-read pile.
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ISBN: 9780316187282
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Published: Orbit - May 1st, 2012