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The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4)
4.31
This book is an easy and enjoyable read about a difficult subject. Consider it “Iranian Revolution 101.” The author has a secular perspective; there a ...more
Jan 2009
Aug 20, 2014
 
The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf
3.69
Several women said this was the best book we have read thus far, and at the same time it brought out painful expressions related to race and culture. ...more
Dec 2009
May 07, 2009
 
Moving the Mountain
4.17
Sudbury Valley Grp Reviews:
Drawing on his own personal experiences growing up overseas coupled with his scholarly knowledge as a prominent American M
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Jan 2014
Sep 15, 2014
 
Devotion and Defiance: My Fight for Justice for Women
4.04
Daughters of Abraham! This book was a huge hit for our group. We had a fabulous discussion about life's trials that test our faith.
This book is more
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Dec 2014
Dec 17, 2014
 
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
4.03
As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal,

Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrect
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Oct 28, 2013
 
My Neighbor's Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation
4.13
This was chosen as a good book for newer groups, as well as established groups. It exposes the variety of experiences that can happen when one approac ...more
Jan 2013
Aug 15, 2014
 
He, She and It
3.97
The book moves back and forth between the Golem story in medieval Prague and a dystopian mid-21st century, when the planet is dominated by a handful o ...more
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May 30, 2013
 
An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith
4.29
Our group really enjoyed the beautiful writing, and all could relate to it. We had a good discussion. Did not raise any difficult issues among us. (We ...more
May 2010
Feb 03, 2011
 
Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 (Vintage)
3.92
The lives of women from 1650-1730 are hard to recreate, since there is so little written information about them. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich uses a few ava ...more
Oct 22, 2014
Oct 23, 2014
 
The Dovekeepers
4.00
Review by Andover/Reading group:
This novel recounts what the time leading up to the Roman siege at Masada of a small band of Jewish rebels, the siege
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Jan 2013
Aug 15, 2014
 
Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis
3.80
Review from Andover/Reading group:
The writer deals with at least two major emotional crisis the death of her beloved mother and her own recent divorc
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Jan 2014
Aug 15, 2014
 
The Testament of Mary
3.58
Controversial book about the life of Mary, mother of Jesus, after her son's death. Political in nature. Mary is drawn as unhappy. Some Muslim women fo ...more
Jan 2014
Aug 15, 2014
 
Jacob's Return
4.00
A life-changing event changes the life of a young Jewish man. He finds his spiritual ground in a combination of Judaism and cultural Hawaiian traditio ...more
Jan 2013
Aug 15, 2014
 
Rumi's Daughter
3.46
Fiction about a young woman who is a mystic and her relationship with Rumi, the famous Muslim mystic. The discussion is richer if the group already kn ...more
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Feb 03, 2011
 
Embracing Judaism
3.80
Everything you every wanted to know about Judaism is in this book. Groups may want to discuss it all, or in sections.
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Sep 08, 2014
 
Sotah
4.09
A fictional story about a young Jewish woman in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem. While classifiable as pop-culture rather than as “gre ...more
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Feb 03, 2011
 
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
4.15
A Christian woman’s account of her own spiritual journey. Fairly good discussion but not one of our best because Lamott’s experience of Christianity w ...more
Jan 2010
May 07, 2009
 
The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
4.08
A short memoir of an experience of the author during his time in a work camp during World War II. This experience is used as a springboard for a serie ...more
Jan 2010
May 07, 2009
 
People of the Book
3.98
Fiction about the people who handled Sarajevo Haggadah since it was written in 6th century Spain. Rich in description of the intermingled Christian-Je ...more
Feb 2010
May 07, 2009
 
The Girl from Foreign: A Search for Shipwrecked Ancestors, Forgotten Histories, and a Sense of Home
3.80
This book lead to very lively discussion. It has local Massachusetts roots. It is of Muslim and Jewish content. Her maternal Grandmother was from a Je ...more
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Feb 03, 2011
 
The Ritual Bath (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #1)
3.91
This book had a lot of mixed reviews from our book group. It is a mystery novel that delves into several cultural and class issues which the author do ...more
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May 07, 2009
 
Birds Without Wings
4.14
Historical fiction by way of characters, Set in Southwestern Anatolia in waning years of Ottoman Empire.
Members of our group had been to Turkey and sh
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Feb 03, 2011
 
Reading Lolita in Tehran
3.55
Memoir of a Western Literature professor who taught at the college that was at the heart of the Iranian student movement. The book covers her life dur ...more
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Aug 20, 2014
 
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
3.94
This book returns the reader to a time when philosophers were mathematicians and theologians. The concept of “zero” (meaning nothing) was considered h ...more
Jan 2009
Aug 20, 2014
 
Mullahs on the Mainframe: Islam and Modernity among the Daudi Bohras
4.00

In Jonah Blank's important, myth-shattering book, the West gets its first look at the Daudi Bohras, a unique Muslim denomination who have found the co
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Oct 28, 2013
 
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography
4.07
Kathleen Norris’ autobiographical account of her move from New York to her grandparents’ homestead in rural South Dakota, and her adjustment and life ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 03, 2011
 
The Blue Manuscript
2.79
An international team of archeologists travels to a remote village in Egypt in search of the manuscript of the title. The journey involves characters ...more
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Feb 03, 2011
 
The Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims
4.02
This book gives three interpretations of the Abraham/Sarah/Isaac/Hagar/Ishmael story. It lent itself to a wonderful, wide-ranging discussion. A small ...more
Oct 2010
May 20, 2009
 
Number Our Days
3.86
This book is cultural anthropology about a group of elderly Jewish residents in a senior living center. Although the residents are mostly secular, the ...more
Jan 2003
Aug 15, 2014
 
The Shack
3.68
A pop-culture best-seller that may strike a chord more for Christians than for others. On a retreat of sorts, the protagonist meets God in person – or ...more
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Feb 03, 2011
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