Kerri's book Pick of the Week is "The Nile" by Toby Wilkinson.
From The Guardian review:
The southernmost frontier of the ancient Egyptian (and subsequently the Roman) empire is brought to life by an impressive range of sources. Most visitors to Aswan today hurry from cruise boat to airport, but if they read this account they might stay long enough to consider the ancient Egyptian belief that the annual flood began here, or to remember the story of Ankhwennefer, the last native pharaoh, who made his final, desperate stand against the Greeks here in 186BC, his defeat ushering in more than 2,000 years of foreign rule, or that the dam opened here in 1902 led to a four-fold increase in cotton production and a doubling of the number of Egyptians.
Our guest for this week's book pick, Enrique Oliverez, will highlight "Disgrace" by J. M. Coetzee.