Wind, Sand and Stars

July 31: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry disappeared over the Mediterranean on this day in 1944 while piloting a WWII reconnaissance flight. Whether his death was suicide or accident — the plane, recovered in 2000, shows no sign of enemy fire — will not...

The Cruel Way

This newly reissued 1947 travel classic recounts two Swiss women driving from Geneva to Kabul, daring to discover strange lands and customs in an era when few Westerners ever crossed into the Middle East.

The Night of the Comet by George Bishop

The Night of the Comet A NovelWritten by George BishopHardcover, 336 pages | Ballantine Books | Fiction – Contemporary Women; Fiction – Family Saga; Fiction – Literary | $25.00 | July 30, 2013 | 978-0-345-51600-8 (0-345-51600-1)From the acclaimed...