The Pearl That Broke Its Shell – Nadia Hashimi

This first novel by Afghan-American author Nadia Hassimir tells the stories of two Afghan women, separated by a century, who shared a common destiny: to live part of their lives as boys (bacha posh). Afghanistan 2009: Rahima/Rahim, one of five daughters, was disguised as a boy for a few years so her father could elevate […]

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In the Woods by Tana French

In the Woods is the first book in Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series.  In the Woods follows detective Rob Ryan investigating the murder of a 12 year old girl in a Dublin suburb.  The case has striking similarities to a case that police investigated years before in the same area.  That case involved three […]

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The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo – a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. The real-life protagonist of The Black Count, General Alex Dumas, is a man almost […]

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“A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley

This is the fascinating true story of Saroo Brierley, Indian-born Australian, who got lost at the age of 5 years old and found his way back home at the age of 30.  The whole story is captivating: the description of his birth family’s extreme poverty, how he got lost, his survival instincts in the streets […]

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22 Jump Street

In this funny comedy 22 Jump Street, officers Schmidt and Jenko finds themselves going deep undercover at the local college. But when Jenko joins the football team and Schmidt falls into the bohemian art scene on campus, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case but they have […]

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