For Sama urges the preservation of basic human rights — including the right to parent a child in her birthplace — at all costs, not only for this particular Syrian family's future, but for the survival of the human race.
Powerful novels The Boat People and Brixton Beach, both tackling the Sri Lankan refugee experience but from profoundly different angles, are eminently enjoyable reads but they're more than that: they're important reads.
This companion book to the sprawling art of the Civil War exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum is a remarkable blend of academic incisiveness and absorbing melodrama. It's also the best art book of 2012.
Tracy Chevalier's lastest novel takes us to 19th century Ohio, to the town of her alma mater, Oberlin, where a young Quaker woman experiences a moral awakening during the tumultuous ten years before the Civil War.
For every moment of brief tedium in Sandburg’s masterpiece, the master suddenly hits the reader with a scene or a moment that is breathtaking in its prose and cold, dispassionate observation of life during wartime.
Dan Slott has redeemed the founding Avenger and leader of the "Mighty" team, deftly and expertly removing him from the ghetto of mischaracterized misanthropic anti-heroes just in time for the Heroic Age.
Smiley never writes a book without placing her characters amidst upheaval; here it's war, along with scientific advances and technologies like the telephone, the 1906 earthquake, and the Spanish Influenza epidemic.
A scene shows Ryder blissfully tying up the manuscript and putting a rose under the string. That's rather like what Armstrong and the screenwriters did to the film: tied it up neatly with a pretty flower.