Whitcoulls Recommends: Prodigal Son and Land

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Whitcoulls Recommends: Prodigal Son and Land

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 21 Feb 2021, 12:07PM

Prodigal Son by Gregg Hurwitz

The sixth entry in the Orphan X series – prefect for Jack Reacher fans looking for something new. Evan Smoak is Orphan X – taken from his orphanage as a child and taught to become a government assassin. He’s retired and now uses all those skills for doing good. One day he gets a call from someone claiming to be his mother – whom he’d never met as she sent him to the orphanage when he was a baby – and she needs his help.

Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

This is a fascinating book which looks at the billions of acres which make up the surface of planet Earth. How we acquire it, own it, look after it, and why we sometimes share and sometimes fight for it. With stories of many countries and peoples, it’s a literal insight into the earth beneath our feet.

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