“If the Oceans Were Ink…” by Carla Power

 In “If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran”, Carla Power, an American journalist who describes herself as a secular feminist, tells about her studies of the Quran with Sheikh Mohammed Akram Nadwi, a scholar of Islam, “extremist quietist”, Oxford teacher, and longtime friend. Some of […]

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“The Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman, a bestselling author, has written yet another fascinating historical fiction about Rachel Pomie, mother of Camille Pissarro, famous artist known has the father of the impressionism movement. Hoffman tells the fascinating story of Rachel’s life from childhood through her adulthood on St. Thomas Island, from a young girl dreaming of Paris, to an […]

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