March 15-21: Typhoid Mary, World War I And Reflections From The South

Fever

by Mary Beth Keane

Paperback, 306 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published March 18 2014 | purchase

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Fever
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Mary Beth Keane

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Inspired by the woman known as Typhoid Mary, Fever traces the efforts of a headstrong Irish immigrant whose tenacity and talent for cooking gains her entry into upper-class kitchens. Then one day, the discovery that she's a disease carrier forces her into an isolation that she eventually defies with horrific results.

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The Sleepwalkers

How Europe Went to War in 1914

by Christopher Clark

Paperback, 736 pages, HarperCollins, $18.99, published March 18 2014 | purchase

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The Sleepwalkers
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How Europe Went to War in 1914
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Christopher Clark

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One hundred years ago, European statesmen were in the process of stumbling, or as Christopher Clark would say, "sleepwalking," into a gigantic war. Clark's book is a history of Europe in the years leading up to World War I.

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The New Mind of the South

by Tracy Thompson

Paperback, 271 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published March 18 2014 | purchase

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The New Mind Of The South
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Tracy Thompson

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Twenty years after she left the South, Georgia native Tracy Thompson went on a four-year journey to explore what it means to be Southern in the 21st century. In The New Mind Of The South, she shares her discoveries.

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