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Mary Roach, author of Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law

What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology. Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators and trespassing squirrels, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature’s lawbreakers.

Week of August 29, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of August 29th include MERCY, book four in David Baldacci's breakneck thriller series featuring FBI agent Atlee Pine, whose harrowing search for her long-lost sister, Mercy, reaches a boiling point; SURVIVE THE NIGHT, Riley Sager's instant New York Times bestseller with a premise that's hard to ignore: It’s November 1991. Nirvana's in the tape deck, George H. W. Bush is in the White House, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer; FUZZ, Mary Roach's irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet; SONGBIRDS by Christy Lefteri, a stunning novel about the disappearance of a Sri Lankan domestic worker and how the most vulnerable people find their voices; and Shea Ernshaw's A HISTORY OF WILD PLACES, a spine-tingling thriller in which three residents of a secluded, seemingly peaceful commune investigate the disappearances of two outsiders.