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Catherine Malcolm has commented on (10) products.

Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran
Pomegranate Soup

Catherine Malcolm, November 26, 2010

The "flavour" of this well-written short book draws readers in. Delicious, whimsical but bittersweet.Persian recipes introduce each chapter as three sisters open the Babylon Cafe.Enticing aromas invite the quirky Irish residents of the small town of Ballinacroagh into its exotic warmth. Mysterious flavours parallel flashbacks to the sisters' narrow escape from the Iranian revolution.Recipes blend metaphor with emotional climate in this piece of magical realism.
Yes, there is a love story, a villain and fear of the unknown to make you and me want to read on.

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It's a Book by Lane Smith
It's a Book

Catherine Malcolm, November 26, 2010

A perfect holiday gift for the 6 year old to adult. This is a topically themed picture book covering the e-book debate while making you belly laugh. Three characters: a mouse, a monkey and a jackass, show us how simple and powerful reading and rereading a book can be.The jackass cannot understand the object in question and the monkey patiently explains...
Have fun!
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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time

Catherine Malcolm, July 14, 2009

Inspiring for young and adult readers alike, this book is a great opportunity for discussion and action in classrooms, book clubs and at home.Adult copies are available.
Greg Mortenson, after a near death experience climbing K2, is saved by a Pakistani sherpa and his village. Upon seeing how "Dr. Greg,"can repay and help this tiny village, he promises to build a school there. This begins epic efforts by Mortenson to keep his promise while living close to the poverty line, himself-sleeping in his own car.Through sheer determination, Mortenson builds the Korphe school and goes on to risk his life to continue to create schools especially for girls under the watchful eye of the Taliban in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.His family deserves hero status for its support!
Incredible story and storytelling!
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Blindness by Jose Saramago
Blindness

Catherine Malcolm, July 14, 2009

Haunting...I hope to read this allegory again. Shattering morality tale format.This story reminded me of Lord of the Flies,but takes place in the present.A pandemic of contagious white blindness leads the first people to be identified to be quarantined in a filthy, abandoned insane asylum seemingly forever.As the holding tank fills,the more insane and hellishly degrading the situation becomes.Not for the feint of heart!
The story descends into barbarism, violence (including from the military caretakers),paranoia, and starvation. The initial 7 internees (the 7th is a seer) make a ramshackle escape to reveal a new set of challenges and hopes.
Not to be missed! Fascinating.
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Luncheon of the Boating Party (Thorndike Core)
Luncheon of the Boating Party (Thorndike Core)

Catherine Malcolm, January 14, 2009

A luscious feast for the senses.Susan Vreeland has mastered a great master again.In this book, as in Girl in Hyacinth Blue, and The Forest Lover, this author adds a well researched and fascinating back story to a masterpiece and its artist. Renoir captures his beloved models in "la vie moderne," the evolution of the pulsating life in Paris and the Impressionist movement.The details by Vreeland make you feel every brushstroke and desire every morsel of food.
Couldn't put it down and when I finished, I wished for more!
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