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Magic, Religion, and Science Since 1400

After reading my Q&A with Thomas Robisheaux, Professor of History at Duke University, Devourer of Books asked if he could make a reading list available for his favorite course to teach, MAGIC, RELIGION AND SCIENCE SINCE 1400.  Tom sent me the syllabus for Spring 2009 and I thought that I would share it with all of […]

#59 ~ Gardens of Water

Gardens of Water: A Novel by Alan Drew Gardens of Water tells the story of how the lives of a working class, conservative Muslim family from outside of Istanbul were impacted by the horrible earthquake of 1999. Sinan Basioglu, a hard-working man with a club foot, tries to do his best by his family and […]

#23 ~ I Am Charlotte Simmons

I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe Have you ever read a book like mad just to get the darn thing over with? That’s what I’m doing right now. It’s not that I Am Charlotte Simmons is a bad book. It’s not. Tom Wolfe is a wonderful author. Reading this book is like getting a […]