Corelli's Mandolin

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ISBN: 9780679763970
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Published: Vintage - August 29th, 1995

This superb novel features lyrical writing, an engaging assortment of characters and the intrusion of historical events that dramatically change the lives of those characters over a period of 50 years. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray


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ISBN: 9780767906999
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Published: Broadway Books - February 20th, 2001

Geeks grabs you by the mind and heart and soul and compels you to hang on tight, to pay attention to the very real drama of Jesse Dailey's personal quest. In abandoning all journalistic objectivity, especially in the latter part of the book after the Columbine shootings, Jon Katz explores the geek world from the inside and really tries to understand the people who literally and virtually live there. He positions himself as a kind of semi-demilitarized zone between those people for whom the Internet is a life force and those for whom it seems to be a snake pit. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray

Smilla's Sense of Snow

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ISBN: 9780385315142
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Published: Delta - October 1st, 1995

This is a literate suspenseful thriller that introduces one of the more interesting characters I've ever met in a novel. You won't soon forget Smilla. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray

Terror in the Name of God

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ISBN: 9780060505332
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Published: Ecco - August 17th, 2004

Most of us don't understand terrorism. Where does it come from? Why would someone commit suicide and kill scores of people? What is the basis for this aggression? If you've struggled with questions like these and haven't gotten sufficient answers, read Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill by Jessica Stern, who spent four years traveling the globe interviewing extremist Christians, Jews, and Muslims.

Using this research, she has written an enlightening account of how terrorists arise and how organizations form to channel the resentment of the disenfranchised. Amazingly enough, she found that the most common denominator amongst terrorists was their feeling that they are responding to a spiritual calling. They believe that they are creating a more perfect world, "purifying the world of injustice, cruelty and all that is antihuman."

In addition to delving into how alienation, humiliation, demographics, history, and geography combine to create terrorist, Stern offers a cogent analysis of our reaction to terrorism so far - including questioning whether meeting violence with violence is the most effective strategy to long-term resolution. This is a refreshingly non-partisan book which makes a significant contribution to understanding our world. ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow

Ethan Between Us

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ISBN: 9780802775849
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Published: Walker Childrens - January 1st, 1999

Not only is Ethan gorgeous, he is easy to talk to, a gifted pianist and a wonderful friend. Only, he has been labeled schizophrenic since he claims to be taught by a long-dead composer. Clare doesn't know what to believe, only that she likes him and that her friendship with Ethan is coming between her and her best friend, Liz. A powerful, wonderful story about a boy who struggles with a talent as fierce as he is loving, and about the girl who befriends and loves him.~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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