State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Award-winning "New York Times"-bestselling author Patchett ("Bel Canto, The Magician's Assistant") returns with a provocative novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest--a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.
Amazon.com: White Wind Blew: A Novel (Waverly Hills) eBook: James Markert: Kindle Store (4.1 Stars/94 Reviews on Goodreads) Booklist: “…hauntingly lyrical… a soaring tribute to the resiliency of life in the face of death.”
Matt Enis, Associate Editor, Technology, LJ: "I’m reading Mario Vargas Llosa’s fictionalized account of the life of Sir Roger Casement, who was knighted for his efforts to expose human rights abuses in colonial Africa and Peru, and then executed for treason after joining the Irish rebellion. Vargas Llosa is a favorite, and I’ve been interested in this period of African history since reading King Leopold’s Ghost a couple of years ago. So far it’s great—definitely recommend."
Mike Kelley, Editor in Chief, LJ "I’m reading Sword at Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff. This book retells the King Arthur tale but strips it of all myth. I have found it slow going at times, but the story gains cohesion and the writing takes hold. It likely would appeal to the more patient George Martin fans"