"Circling the Sun" by Paula McClain tells the compelling and exotic story of Beryl Markham, a British-born Kenyan aviator and horse trainer who forged her way through life and broke barriers. Abandoned by her mother and raised by her father on his Kenyan farm, Beryl's extraordinary life is marked by hardship, beauty, love, heartache, and hope.
Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" is the tale of how award winning author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life - vowing that, for one year, they'd only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or live to learn without it.
Murder in the Marais by Cara Black
When an elderly Jewish man approaches Aimée Leduc with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimée unwittingly takes on more than she is expecting. She drops off her findings at her client's house in the Marais, Paris's historic Jewish quarter, and finds the woman strangled. First in the series.