Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Published May 23, 2017 HarperCollins

Summary

“The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate Americas western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. in much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.  Continue reading Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

Published June 6, 2017 Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt

Summary

“Set in London of the 1660’s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect; Ester Valasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.  Continue reading The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish