By Simon Winchester (2015)
Mixing history, science, and personal anecdote, Winchester explores the body of water that covers one-third of the globe’s surface, encompasses thousands of islands (including Oahu, in picture) and hundreds of cultures, and connects the U.S. and China.
By Dominic Ziegler (2015)
Ziegler recounts a rigorous journey along the rarely visited, 2,824-kilometre-long Amur River, which separates Russia’s wild Far East from China’s economically burgeoning northeast.
By Sally Andrew (2015)
In this debut mystery novel (and cookbook), protagonist Tannie Maria is a cook turned recipe columnist whose innocent sleuthery uncovers a stew of passion and corruption in her rural South African hometown.
By Elaine Sciolino (2015)
From a hundred-year-old left-wing bookstore to a greengrocery owned by a Tunisian immigrant, former New York Times Paris bureau chief Sciolino celebrates her favourite street, the Rue des Martyrs.
Appeared in the May 2016 issue as “What to Read Now”.