This year marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. But often the most overlooked stories are that of the 9/11 first responders, their families, and the victims' families over the past decade.
Can a country known for its radical brutality become a country known for an even more radical forgiveness? More than a decade after the 1994 genocide, the Rwandan government has released tens of thousands of murderers back into the communities they ravaged. Inspired by the award-winning film, this book explores the pain, the mystery and the hope through seven compelling stories as victims, orphans, widows and perpetrators journey toward reconciliation.
Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels in Mumbai, and as India starts to prosper, residents are electric with hope. The lives of four ambitious Annawadians intertwine --- but tragedy and terror may destroy their dreams.
DIRTY WARS follows the consequences of the declaration that “the world is a battlefield”. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill reports from the frontlines in this high-stakes investigation and explores the depths of America’s global killing machine. He goes beneath the surface of these covert wars, conducted in the shadows, without effective congressional oversight or public debate. And, based on unprecedented access, Scahill tells the chilling story of an American citizen marked for assassination by his own government.
Tell us your current reading recommendations with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. During the contest period from December 20th to January 10th, FIVE lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win a copy of IN THE BLOOD by Lisa Unger, THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd, and RADIANCE OF TOMORROW by Ishmael Beah.
Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.