“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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The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project tells the story of Don Tillman, a handsome genetics professor with Asperger’s, who is looking for the perfect wife.  In order to do so, he launches The Wife Project, for which he develops a very interesting and funny questionnaire in order to weed out imperfect candidates.  Don meets Rosie, a beautiful but […]

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