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Go Set a Watchman

Updated: July 19, 2015 1:01 AM

Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee
Random House
Pp 288
Rs 799

Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand his world.

in Manchuria
Michael Meyer
Bloomsbury
Pp 365
R499

Michael Meyer’s In Manchuria is a scintillating combination of memoir, contemporary reporting, and historical research, presenting a unique profile of China’s legendary north-east territory. In Manchuria is a rich and original chronicle of contemporary China and its people.

Darjeeling: A History of the World’s Greatest Tea
Jeff Koehler
Bloomsbury
Pp 291
R699

This book by Jeff Koehler is a chronicle of India and its most sought-after tea. Blending history, politics, and reportage together, along with a collection of recipes that tea-drinkers will love, Darjeeling is an indispensable volume for fans of micro-history and tea fanatics.

The Water Book
Alok Jha
Hachette
Pp 376
R499

The Water Book will change the way you look at water. After reading it, you will be able to hold a glass of water up to the light and see within it a strange molecule that connects you to the origins of life, birth (and death) of the universe and to everyone who ever lived.

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