--> READ 4 THe FuN oF iT @<br> aaRoN CuTLeR MeMoRiaL LiBRaRy: <i>Nine Parts of Desire</i> is the Book of the Month in October

Friday, October 01, 2010

 

Nine Parts of Desire is the Book of the Month in October



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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks is our featured title for October.  Pick up your copy at the Circulation Desk and expand your knowledge!

From the Publisher
As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women. Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives. Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks' acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify repression of women, and how male pride and power have warped the original message of a once liberating faith.

Coming next month:  The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston

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