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Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine  Brooks
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Oct 21, 08

Given this book is 13 years old, I wish I'd read it when it first came out. Very well-written mix of personal vignettes and factual investigation. I kept wondering what my niece, who converted to Islam five years ago, would think of it. As an atheist, I find it hard to understand faith in general but Islam seems a particularly strange religion for women to adopt given the misogyny that has collected, hardened and been disseminated through the hadith over the centuries.

On a separate point, I find Brooks' output amazingly eclectic, she has written so much and so wonderfully in such a wide range of genres.
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