Friday, October 22, 2010
Friday Finds 10/22/10
This week I'm focusing on some of the more "serious" titles that have caught my attention in recent months:
The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation, by Sid Jacobs and Ernie Colon - this sounds like a simpler and clearer way to approach the enormous 9/11 Commission Report - found in a comment on Read Street
War Child, by Emmanuel Jal - I love his music and his real-life story is heartbreaking - found at Maw Books
Gunshot Road, by - found at Desert Book Chick, who says "It’s a book set in the Australian Outback. My home. Not only that, it’s a book that visits Aboriginal communities and homes, and presents Aboriginal people as they really are. No romantic noble savage clichés. The real outback and real outback people. You can taste the dust." - how can I not want to read it after that?!
In The Presence of My Enemies, by Gracia Burnham - true stories of Christian missionaries taken captive in the Philippines - found at Book Journey (though I'd heard of it before, years ago)
Ghosts of Mississippi, by Maryanne Vollers - the movie based on this true story of the Medgar Evars murder (US Civil Rights era) is fantastic, and I hear that it stuck very close to the book - found at Watcha Readin', Books?
Earth and Ashes, by Atiq Rahimi - a very short novella set during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan - found at Bermudonion's Weblog
Footprints to the Stars, by Tommy Thrasher - the brief autobiography of a elderly Native Canadian (is that even the correct term? The review didn't mention an ethnicity or people group ...) written as part of his adult literacy class - this book isn't available anywhere except in Northern Canada (sad for me!) - found at Amy Reads
Into The Abyss, by Carol Shaben - this book isn't even completely written yet and still I'm excited to read it - check out the video and details here - I found this because someone I follow shared this through Google Reader ... if it was you, please let me know so I can say thank you!
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