You'll care about this book because it is not just a story of becoming what you are, but what you are meant to be.
19 Jul 2011
From what she saw in Afghanistan in 2005, Chicago Tribune bureau chief Kim Barker wrote that "prostitutes seem more in danger of taking over Kabul than the Taliban".
23 May 2011
Author Julian Smith tells the tale of Ewart Grogan who, in 1898, set off to cross Africa -- a gripping adventure story, with a fairy tale ending, to boot. But Smith wanders into a malarial swamp when he tries to interweave his own love-travel story with Grogan’s.
24 Mar 2011
One day soon, doctoral students will be falling over each other to write about the role of women in the recent uprisings in the Middle East. Muslim Women gives us valuable insights from crises past.
14 Mar 2011
If you read Little Women as a child, then this biography will bring back happy memories of why you wanted to be Jo or May or Beth or Amy March, while taking your assumptions about the life of a female children’s book author in the mid-1800s and throwing them straight out the window.
08 Mar 2011
Biographer Hilary Spurling shows how Pearl Buck was sometimes accepted by both US and Chinese cultures and sometimes by neither, and how this lifelong tension informed and motivated her writing.
28 Nov 2010
In wartime situations when you can’t imagine having the wherewithal, or even the desire, to write and remember, Stack has seemingly jotted down everything she felt, saw, smelled and heard.
27 Jul 2010
David Greenwood describes festivals as "a chance to feast on joy, to ditch the cynical side of modern life and embrace old-fashioned play". The same is true of his book.
26 May 2010
Cornbread Nation 5 celebrates Southern food cultures with such gusto that even if you've never ventured south of the Mason-Dixon line, you'll soon be craving sweet tea.
04 May 2010
Whatever your view on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, something about this memoir will shake your moorings.
18 Mar 2010
If you’ve ever wondered how you might experience Afghanistan, then this is the book for you.
03 Dec 2009
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