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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

A non-fiction tale of those who do not evacuate during occupation by the Taliban. The Taliban do not permit women to work, seek employment, or own a business. Of course, many fathers, husbands, brothers, and older sons have fled either for their lives or to seek employment out of the country. The women left behind […]

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I am Malala

It all began with a radio show on religion. Then bit by bit commands to adhere to religious law escalated until the Taliban were the de facto rulers of the listening area. Absolutely terrifying. A treat for the readers is that Malala grants us a look into the day to day life of school children. […]

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Towards Zero

Despite a somewhat unusual structure, this is a typical Agatha Christie mystery–and I’m ok with that. The biggest drawback is actually what makes the structure so interesting: the big murder doesn’t occur until far into the book; before that, you see the pieces start to fall into place and get detailed pictures of the lives […]

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All The Single Ladies

Lisa St. Clair is a nurse at an assisted living facility. When one of her favorite patients, Kathy dies, she hooks up with the two friends, Suzanne and Carrie, who loyally sat with Kathy throughout her ordeal. All three women are single and over fifty. As they work together to solve the mysteries of Kathy’s […]

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Hear My Sorrow: The Diary of Angela Denoto, a Shirtwaist Worker, New York City, 1909″

I originally started this book to learn more about the fire, but ended up learning so much about strikes and what a union is really about and what they can do–very inspiring and educational. This “Dear America” historical fiction (diary format) books are really wonderful. I haven’t been disappointed with a single one I’ve read […]

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Need

This is a shamelessly derivative book in the vein of the Twilight series, only about pixies instead of vampires. It wasn’t a difficult read, but it lacks depth of characterization and is full of the biggest plot holes I’ve seen in a very long time. Even teens who are sucked in by the dishy hero […]

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The Jewel In The Crown

I saw this on PBS probably 2 decades ago, but this is the 1st time I’ve read the book. It is during the time of the beginning of WWII in India, when Gandhi 1st began leading the masses towards independence from GB and and 2 assaults upon 2 white women happen during times of rioting. […]

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