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The Master and Margarita,’ by Mikhail Bulgakov. It’s about the devil coming to 1920s Moscow.”

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“Mostly I read children’s books for my student teaching, and the last one was ‘Walter the Farting Dog,’ by William Kotzwinkle. It’s a really funny book about a gaseous dog who always saves the day.”

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Survivor,’ by Chuck Palahniuk. It’s about this guy who is telling his life story and random experiences to the black box on an airplane.”

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The Sisters of APF,’ by Zane. It’s about a career-based sorority and the women who are in it.”

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The Maltese Falcon,’ by Dashiell Hammett. It’s about a detective’s search for an artifact. It’s the first book my husband and I are reading for our couple’s book club.”

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ms_canada 7 years, 11 months ago

I am just about finished reading Jimmy Carter's latest, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. I like the clear cut way Mr. Carter writes. He begins his book with a time line of events that have occurred in the middle east that bring us to the point of the present situation. So far I have seen no bias on the part of Mr. Carter. He seems to present the picture as it would appear from both sides of those involved. The struggle for peace in the Middle East has gone on far too long. No one ever seems to listen to the good advice that has been offered from time to time. What a shame!! The lost lives make this a great shame.

bearded_gnome 7 years, 11 months ago

this has been in the news lately RE Jimmy Carter's book: from the "Jewish Times, " Fourteen Jewish members of the Carter Center's board of councilors have resigned to protest the former president's new book blaming Israel for the failure of Middle East peace efforts.

In a letter to President Carter obtained by JTA, the group wrote that the former president had abandoned his role as a peace broker in favor of malicious partisan advocacy, portraying the complex Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a "purely one-sided affair" which Israel bears full responsibility for resolving.

The letter also cites a "disturbing" passage from Carter's book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," which appears to call for Palestinians to end acts of terrorism only if Israel abides by its obligations under international law and under the "road map," a peace plan guided by the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia. The passage appears to condone violence against Israelis, the signatories said.

"We can no longer support your strident and uncompromising position," the letter said. "This is not the Carter Center or the Jimmy Carter we came to respect and support." "

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