Author: Nancy Currie


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

March 6, 2017 |
How does a poor, southern tobacco farmer buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago become immortal? Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Henrietta Lacks’s cells were taken without her Keep Reading »

Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

February 27, 2017 |
 The New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World (and host of the PBS show by the same name) returns to explore how we made world-changing innovations Keep Reading »

How to Hygge Like You Mean It

February 13, 2017 |
Hygge is a warm, cozy corner for your soul. Pronounced hue-gah, hygge is a Danish way of life that includes enjoying ordinary, everyday moments and making the simple special and beautiful. Whether it’s making a Keep Reading »

The Zookeeper’s Wife

February 6, 2017 |
Imagine a lovely life, a happy life with a loving husband and a job you love caring for the animals of the Warsaw Zoo. Antonina Zabinsky’s happy life is shattered as encroaching rumors of war Keep Reading »

Conquer Those New Year’s Resolutions!

January 31, 2017 |
Are you haunted by those resolutions already? We have lots of new titles to aid you as you conquer those challenges and win this battle! Eat Healthy The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook by Tana Amen Keep Reading »

The White Queen Lives!

January 23, 2017 |
Fans of The White Queen and others in Philipa Gregory’s Cousins series may be excited to hear it is returning to television in 2017 with a new series on STARZ. It’s a sequel to the previously made Keep Reading »

A Real Life Indiana Jones

January 16, 2017 |
Douglas Preston’s new book, The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story, follows his adventures searching for a legendary lost city in the jungle. Preston traveled deep into the rain forests of Mosquitia Keep Reading »

Victoria: the Life of a Young Queen

January 9, 2017 |
Barely eighteen and less than five feet tall, Victoria literally became Queen of England overnight upon the death of her uncle. Concern raged that she would not be taken seriously. “They think I’m still a Keep Reading »

Magic Around Us: The Hidden Life of Trees

January 1, 2017 |
Meet Peter Wohllenben, the German forest ranger and scientist who wants us  to know what’s happening all around us, beneath our feet and over miles of unseen connections between trees.   The Hidden Life of Keep Reading »

Peter Swanson guarantees a few more winter chills!

December 27, 2016 |
For fans of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins and James M. Cain, a psychological thriller you should “block out time to read in a single sitting, preferably in the daylight.” (Library Journal) The author of the Keep Reading »