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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

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Zeitoun (Vintage) by Dave Eggers
Zeitoun (Vintage)

Bentley, August 1, 2010

Wow! I just finished Zeitoun. Though I know such things were happening, the narrative makes one fully aware of the extent and the impact it has on families. I feel like I know the Zeitoun family now.
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Brother, I'm Dying (Vintage Contemporaries) by Edwidge Danticat
Brother, I'm Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)

Bentley, July 22, 2010

This is a beautiful memoir about the lives and deaths of two brothers who are fathers to Danticat. Without being preachy, Danticat also shows us some of the human implications of policy decisions. Very moving and hard to put down. I didn't want to let it go even when I reached the end of the book.
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Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

Bentley, June 21, 2010

After this book was recommended to me years ago, I finally got around to reading it. This story is so moving, it makes me want to change the world by helping the poor too. Truly inspiring.
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The Wish Maker by Ali Sethi
The Wish Maker

Bentley, June 20, 2010

This first novel is a touching story of a young Pakistani boy being raised in a house filled with strong women.
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The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America by Steven Johnson
The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America

Bentley, June 16, 2010

This is a very enjoyable biography/ history of science/ intellectual history book. Johnson covers the life and work of Priestly while putting him in his intellectual milieu of the Honest Whigs, Franklin, Lavoisier, Adams, and Jefferson all the while offering insight into the history and philosophy of science. As this book makes clear, Priestly was not just a scientist, but a theologian and political thinker as well. Highly recommended.
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