Book Review: The Far Away Brothers by Lauren Markham

Goodreads Description Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States, the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes, while his identical twin, Raul, never felt that northbound tug. But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's …

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What I’ve Been Reading: July/August 2017

While I've been neglecting my blog, I've been exploring the libraries and bookstores in my new city.  As it turns out, the libraries here fell way below my expectations, especially compared to the city where I grew up.  I jokingly-but-not wish I had visited the libraries before I moved here, but it is what it …

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Book Review: Legend by Eric Blehm

Inside Cover Synopsis: In Legend, acclaimed bestselling author Eric Blehm takes as his canvas the Vietnam War, as seen through a single mission that occurred on May 2, 1968.  A twelve-man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungle of neutral Cambodia -- where U.S. forces were forbidden to operate.  What …

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Book Review: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Young Reader’s Edition)

Inside Cover Synopsis: Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime.  They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to …

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