The National's bookshelf - January 10
January 10, 2013
The Bone Bed | Patricia Cornwell It's just another day at the office for Dr Kay Scarpetta when a body is discovered entangled in a fishing net in Boston Bay in Patricia Cornwell's latest novel about the forensic examiner.
Lullaby | Amanda Hocking Lullaby is the second of Amanda Hocking's Watersong series, a modern take on mermaids, sirens, and Greek mythology iced with sugary layers of teenage romance.
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought | Gerhard Bowering, Editor Seven years in the making, Mahan Mirza reveals the story behind the publication of a new and definitive encyclopedia on the complexities of Islamic political thought.
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 | Christopher Clark A century after the First World War, the cause of this great global conflict is still up for debate, writes Matthew Price
Awakening to the Great Sleep War | Gert Jonke A newly translated novel by the late Gert Jonke introduces readers into the strange, shapeshifting world of Burgmüller, writes Matthew Jakubowski.
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? | Jared Diamond It's hard to decide what is most impressive about a book by Jared Diamond: his wide-ranging knowledge, his depth of research, his thought-provoking ideas, or his Ind???