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Little Free Library Additions

March 15th, 2014 (03:44 pm)

I added some books to my Little Free Library today. We've had a lot of people coming by lately; this is the second time I've restocked in the last three days. (Need more information about Little Free Libraries? Click here for a link.) Among the books I just placed inside mine:
Grafton - H Is for Homicide
* Sue Grafton's H Is for Homicide.
* Arthur Hailey's Detective.
* Lee Charles Kelley, A Nose for Murder.
* The Game of Life: How to Succeed in Real Life No Matter Where You Land, by Lou Harry.
* Azar Nafisi's wonderful memoir, Reading Lolita in Tehran.

Of those, the only one I've read myself is the last one, the inspiring and sometimes heartbreaking memoir, Reading Lolita in Tehran. Here's a brief description:

Nafisi - Reading Lolita in TehranWith her country seized by fundamentalist Islamic fervor, and universities facing new restrictions on what could be taught and who could teach it, Iranian literature professor Azar Nafisi undertook a dangerous endeavor: removing her veils and teaching works from forbidden Western authors in her own living room, to a group of dedicated, hand-picked female students.

In this extraordinary memoir, Nafisi (now living here in the Washington, D.C., area) tells the engrossing story of the brave girls she taught and how their own lives became intertwined with the literature they were reading. The book jacket calls it "a remarkable exploration of resilience in the face of tyranny and a celebration of the liberating power of literature."

I loved this book.