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Beautiful Bacteria

Even if you're one of those people who appreciate that bacteria, while sometimes deadly, still help us and the planet survive, you probably don't …

The Daughters of Mars

• <b>Author:</b> Thomas Keneally<p>From the acclaimed author of <i>Schindler’s List</i>, the new novel that has been called the best of Thomas Keneally’s career, and hailed as “magnificent…stunning…full of suspense, searing particulars, and deep emotion” (<i>The Guardian</i>).<p><b>In what is perhaps “the best novel of his career”</b> …

The Light in the Ruins

• <b>Author:</b> Chris Bohjalian<p>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Midwives</i> and <i>The Sandcastle Girls</i> comes a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge—set in war-ravaged Tuscany.<p>1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe …

Fall of Giants

• <b>Author:</b> Ken Follett<p><b>Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.</b><p>A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits.…An …

New immunity-boosting drug helps body kill cancer

A new type of drug that “revs up” the immune system to destroy cancer is being tested on humans for the first time.<p>Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed the treatment in an attempt to tackle cancers, such as those of the pancreas, head and neck, that are particularly hard to …