For the Love of Reading

Bel CantoBel Canto by Ann Patchett Written with the most exquisite prose, Patchett’s vibrant and haunting portrayal of the beauty, love and life found within the unimaginable world of a hostage situation leaves you breathless.

If ever you want to read a book that expands the way you see the world, to know that impossibly there is beauty even in the most desperate of situations than click the book to the left to learn more.

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Grapes of Wrath

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck There is a simplicity to Steinbeck’s writing that belies its vivid depth and texture. Grapes of Wrath is an epic tale of loss and hope, rich with American history and emotion. A book whose red earth you can feel sifting through your fingers, whose hunger lingers in your belly, whose characters feel more real than life.

If you want to delve into the rich fabric of this classic American tale than click the book to the right to learn more.

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Reading Lolita in TehranReading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi There is a guilty pleasure for the reader who is reading a book about someone else who loves to read. A kinship across boundaries of all space and time. Nafisi weaves her tale between reality and literature, the two inextricably intertwined, and produces something both beautiful and tragic.

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If you are curious about life in Iran, if you love history and literature than click the book to the left to learn more.

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman Sometimes fiction has the
power toamerican-gods_ragingbiblioholism.com change you, to change how you view the world. This is one of those books, because quietly tucked inside of the surrealist fantasy lurks a history of immigration in the great melting pot that is America, and that melting pot brings together the many Gods of the world.

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For those who may be wondering what happens when worlds collide click the book to the right to learn more.

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The Kite RunnerThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Powerful. A breathtaking fiction set inside of the very real war torn Afghanistan. Story and fact so artfully woven that it is hard to know where one ends and the other begins. Hosseini spills open a world not available to most of us and shows us the beauty and the blood, the despair and the hope, and he does it in a voice so compelling that you cannot put this book down.

For an incredible view into the rich history of Afghanistan set against a story of love, friendship, betrayal, and hope click the book to the left to learn more.