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Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
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The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
The Cellist of Sarajevo

Sylvie, July 26, 2008

This book is very good. To enjoy the experience more download or buy yourself a copy of Albioni's adagio. I read the entire book with this adagio playing over and over in the background.

It was the most satisfying, heartwarming read that I have had in years. I cried, I laughed and I pondered at us humans and what we can do.

The story seems simple but it puts you a the center of the lives of people at a very tough time in history during the siege of Sarajevo. At that time atrocities were committed while people on a daily basis also cared for one another. It shows you the humanity and the loss of humanity that occurs during war.
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The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
The Commoner

Sylvie, March 6, 2008

Wow... what a novel!

I always wonder how certain male authors find the perfect voice to talk from and/or about women in different situations. This book is a GREAT example of this exact thing.

This is a layered story of past repeating into the present and putting into play events which will unfold in ways that have great repercussions.

Not since Memoirs of a Geisha have I been enthralled by a book about Japaneese traditions and protocol.

Beware that picking this book up will get you to loose a few days to your favorite reading chair!
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Sylvie, September 4, 2006

What are the consequences of one's act? How far can guilt take us?

Well in reading this book, you will ask similar questions and many more. Chances are you will take just a few days to read this greatly crafted piece of fiction.

This is by far the best book that I have read this summer.... even this year.
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