With summer travels just around the corner, here are 3 highly anticipated books that could help you decide your trip itinerary.

How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City by Joan DeJean chronicles the birth of Paris in the 17th century. The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt’s Past and Present by Toby Wilkinson. Readers accompany an acclaimed Egyptologist as he travels down the Nile to show how the river brought an ancient civilization to life and sustained its successors. Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World’s Greatest Wine by Maximillian Potter. The author uncovers a plot to destroy the vines of La Romanee-Conti, Burgundy’s finest and most expensive vineyard. Readers are treated to a window into smalltown French politics.


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