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July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.
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The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Seriesevents will be listed here.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Book Club Member Finds Infidel Inspiring

Submitted by Jay:
I finished reading the Infidel selection several weeks ago. I wish I had read it when it was first published. It answers many questions one might have about the author's life experiences in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Holland. The main theme is universal, and one can easily draw parallels. The book is a page-turner. The ending is not exactly what I anticipated. After finishing the book, I've started reading The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright, and The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad.  Both of these books have certain common cultural elements. 

1 comment:

Ceska said...

The Bookseller of Kabul is an intimate portrait of a post-Taliban family constructed by Norwegian journalist Asne Seierstad as she lived with the family for three months. During her stay she used what others might over look as tools to understand this unusually educated and rich, yet decidedly traditional Afghani family. Using the burka to avoid attention in public, she has access as a journalist to both the woman and male perspectives, as a woman she can talk with the women and avoid rumors while as a journalist she can interview the males. With the ability to do this she has a very general and complete view of the happenings in this family.