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10 best books of June: the Monitor's picks

Here are some of the new June book releases that the Monitor's book critics liked best.

2. "The Nile," by Toby Wilkinson

Noted Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson uses a journey down the Nile to tell the entire layered story of Egyptian civilization. Wilkinson deftly mingles ancient lore from the Pharaonic past with tales of 19th-century tomb robbers and contemporary clashes between the competing imperatives to develop and preserve sites along the riverbanks. You can see the Monitor's review of "The Nile" here.

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