Rhys Bowen Takes Readers on a Journey to the Past in ‘The Tuscan Child’ [REVIEW]

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A woman travels to Italy to discover the truth about her father’s past in Rhys Bowen’s The Tuscan Child. (Photo by Roberto Trombetta, Flickr)

A father’s secrets. A daughter’s search for answers. The place that heals them both. In Rhys Bowen’s The Tuscan Child, thirty years separates two people bound by blood and trauma. But within the breathtaking Italian countryside, they’ll find a way forward.

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National Geographic Reminds Us Why It Is the Perfect Time to Head ‘Into the Forest’ [REVIEW]

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Trees are nature’s history keepers. (Photo courtesy Canva)

As adults, I think we forget about the magic of trees. When we are children, we scale them to touch the sky, lay beneath them to dream, and build houses in their branches to plan epic adventures. Yet as life goes on, they can blend in with the wallpaper of our lives. But in Susan Tyler Hitchcock’s new book from National Geographic, Into the Forest, she teaches us about the secret language of trees and how extraordinary they really are.

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Joseph Wheelan’s ‘Their Last Full Measure’ Sheds Light on the Final Days of the Civil War [REVIEW]

Union infantry skirmishers hold their position.
Union infantry skirmishers hold their position. (Photo courtesy Canva)

The Civil War lasted for four long years. It was one of the bloodiest conflicts ever fought on American soil. Yet, no matter how many novels or films have been made about the war, it remains one of the most controversial and complex periods in the nation’s history. Now author Joseph Wheelan brings the period to vivid life in his book, Their Last Full Measure, which may very well answer your most burning questions.

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National Geographic’s ‘Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs’ is a Must Have for Every Armchair Adventurer [REVIEW]

King Tut's golden tomb in Egypt
King Tut’s golden tomb in Egypt (Photo courtesy Canva)

Ever since I was a boy sitting in a darkened cinema watching Indiana Jones scramble to find some ancient artifact, I have been fascinated by archaeology. After all, who wouldn’t want to unearth a fabled treasure that is thousands of years old? Indy made it all seem so glamorous and exciting (barring ancient curses, of course). But all of that was make believe. Over the years, however, real life adventurers have found authentic relics shrouded in even more mystery and lore than those on the silver screen, which is even more titillating. Now, National Geographic has compiled a volume covering 100 of these amazing discoveries in their new book, Lost Cities, Ancient Treasures, and we are sure you’re going to love it!

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THE KING’S ANATOMIST: The Journey of Ron Blumenfeld [Interview]

Ron Blumenfeld
(Photo courtesy Ron Blumenfeld, Facebook)

While Ron Blumenfeld may not be a household name just yet, he may soon become synonymous with the most famous anatomist in history, Andreas Vesalius. He’s just published a historical mystery surrounding this enigmatic figure, one that is rich in history, adventure, and imagination. We hope you enjoy our exclusive interview with the author! —J&H

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