As the author tells it, an ill-advised jaunt to Somalia with a fellow journalist/boyfriend led to their abduction and ransoming by jihadist mercenaries. The resourcefulness, empathy, humility, and sheer grit that enabled Lindhout and her companion to survive 15 months of captivity and abuse as their families worked to free them makes for a riveting read.
Burial Rites (BOOK)--Based on a true story, tells the tale of a young woman in Iceland in 1829 who was accused of murder and sent to an isolated farm to await execution and tells the farmer's family her side of the story. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.
No matter how much we all make fun of cliche new year’s resolutions, we all secretly do want to start a new year off on the right foot. There’s something about the month of January that just makes us feel ready to change our ways, to take on new goals, and to really challenge ourselves … Read More
Socorro! Cadê a minha avó!? Almoço de Páscoa, família reunida, esconder os ovos no jardim com pegadas de coelho....Onde foi parar tudo isso? Leia no meu blog e ganhe um capítulo do livro A Pousada Rose Harbor. http://fulanaleitora.blogspot.com.br/2013/03/circuito-novo-conceito-pousada-rose.html #CircuitoNovoConceito
From December 11, 2013: "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" - Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor. More picks by CRRL readers here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152664670021490&set=a.300286966489.193352.298553766489&type=1&theater