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Robert Harris, author of An Officer and a Spy

Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason and stripped of his rank in front of a crowd of 20,000. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that “proved” Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans. However, it isn’t long before Picquart is compelled to question not only the case against Dreyfus but also his most deeply held beliefs about his country --- and himself.

Week of October 27, 2014

Releases for the week of October 27th include STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS by Anna Quindlen, a wry and knowing portrait of a photographer who discovers that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life; AN OFFICER AND A SPY, the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told by Robert Harris as a chillingly dark, hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage; RAISING STEAM, the 40th installment in Terry Pratchett's Discworld fantasy series; and MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH EATING by Ann Mah, the memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris --- one dish at a time.