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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir has much to offer, despite its appearance as a “comic book.” It provides readers and non-readers a great chance to experience what many struggle to understand, Islamic culture and the turbulent history of the Middle E ...more
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Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Condé
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Maryse Conde’s Crossing the Mangrove provides readers with interesting glimpses into the Guadeloupian culture. Conde’s main character, Francis Sancher, is actually dead; he was a mysterious man who caused a great deal of speculation during his life a ...more
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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
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Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried brings the reader into the world of soldiers serving in Vietnam. The novel consists of a collection of stories told from a third-person point of view. The tales focus on a unit lead by Lieutenant Jimmy Cross, a m ...more
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SEAL Team Six by Howard E. Wasdin
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SEAL Team Six is the memoir of Howard Wasdin, a country boy from Georgia who becomes a sniper in the Navy SEALs. Wasdin’s memoir gives the reader a glimpse into his troubled boyhood, filled with abuse and poverty. The difficulties of his childhood h ...more
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The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
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Connelly is in top writing form with this Mickey Haller story. The main character practices law from his Lincoln Town Car, doing a steady business of foreclosures, usually with poor customers. However, he is called upon to represent a very wealthy m ...more
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Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
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Luttrell, with Robinson’s help, offers readers entry into a world most will never experience, that of Special Ops warfare. Marcus Luttrell and his twin brother grew up in Texas with a hard-hitting, stubborn Texas mentality, which was reinforced by a ...more
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