The unifying thread in this thoughtful collection is being foreign in Palestine: Ajnabi or ajnabiya in Arabic.
“How can those who read this compelling story of courage, commitment, connection, and love not want to share it with others?”
Hemingway and Ho Chi Minh did not meet in Paris. They briefly lived a short distance from each other on the Left Bank. This book is about how Paris affected them.
“a well-researched, interesting and enjoyable biography of someone who really should be in the pantheon of feminist heroes . . .”
“It is identity and power: unopposed even by dedicated dissidents.”
“In the post-Charlottesville world where the President of the United States continues to enable these “very fine people” with a deliberate blind eye to the intensity of the
“Nicholas Buccola’s captivating new book, The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr.
James Baldwin described his country as a burning fire. “Living in fire” was to “relentlessly rage.” It wasn’t the people that angered him but what made them.
“Rainbow Warrior is an engaging read. It is funny, poignant, painful, and triumphant. It is never less than entertaining.”
The Apology is a personal story of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse. It is also about healing. It’s a controversial approach to healing, and the author is unaware.
“even readers already somewhat familiar with Sulak’s extraordinary life will find many things here to engage and surprise.”
“The Women’s Suffrage Movement is for men as much as it is women. It’s for everyone, no matter what their sex, gender, ethnicity, or the color of their skin.
“Zaman’s lines of love to her readers are urgent, unhurried, generous, and, yes, uniquely deserving of the appellation gorgeous.”
“It’s not just the cliffhangers that make Thirst a hard book to put down.”
Born in the forties and raised an only child in a middle class family in the fifties’ South, Peggy Caserta grew up in an era in which girls received little education and then worked only until they
She is a self-taught journalist, a natural detective, a Good Samaritan, and a woman with a mission. Her name is Gladys Kalibbala but the kids she saves call her Mommy or Auntie Gladys.
"Read this book. Do not wait until some modern Buffalo Bill makes this story into another epic movie about the West's greatest show!"
“Daring to Drive is a testament to how women in Muslim countries are helping change their culture, one step at a time.”
The media has a hard time, even in documentaries, of presenting factually accurate history and especially so with movies.
The subtitle of Brooke Hauser’s new biography of Helen Gurley Brown—The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman—is well chosen.
“[S]he wrote, ‘I do not desire ecstatic, disembodied sainthood . . . I would be human, and American, and a woman.’”
In the 19th century there were many individuals who could be considered larger than life, particularly in the United States.
“Nafis Sadik is a woman who set out to ‘change the world’—and in many ways she did just that.”