Shana.The Astonishing Elephant.
Alexander is a
journalist whose love of elephants started when she covered the first
elephant birth in captivity at the Portland, Oregon zoo in 1962. Since
then she has followed elephant (more)
Chesterton, G. K.
The Man Who Was Thursday.
I wanted to read
this book because Frederick Buechner in Speak What We Feel describes
The Man Who Was Thursday as a novel that risks telling the truth in
ways that few novels do.
Girl With A Pearl Earring.
This is a story
about a girl in a 17th century painting by Johannes Vermeer. Vermeer
painted only 35 paintings in his short life (more)
John F. God After Darwin: A Theology of
After Brian Swimme’s
The Canticle of the Cosmos and PBS’ Evolution series, this was
a great book to cap off our summer cosmology course. Haught’s
title is taken from how some people have described the theory of evolution:
Darwin’s dangerous idea.(more)
Lewis, Bernard. The
Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror.
In light of September
11, the war on terror and an apparently biased media, it’s pretty
confusing for the average person to make sense out of the what’s
happening in the Middle East right now.(more)
Matthew. The Dante Club.
I loved reading
this book; the suspense, characters and context unfurled like a sunning
cat into my imagination. The gruesome murders are Stephen King-creepy,
probably much like in Dante’s Inferno. (more)
Richards, David Adams.
Mercy Among the Children.
I found this book,
set in a poor rural Maritime town, hard to read. It was very bleak,
like a grey winter day on the prairies, and with each chapter, just
when I thought the plight of the main characters couldn't get worse,
it get worse. It begged for mercy.(more)
Sawyer, Robert. Hominids/Humans/Hybrids:
The Neanderthal Parallax Trilogy.
This trilogy brings
together the parallel but completely different worlds of Homo sapiens
and Neanderthals. When a quantum-computing experiment goes wrong, physicist
Ponter Boddit is transported from...
Alice. Lovely Bones.
A 14-year-old girl
is raped and murdered, and then becomes the narrator of this story of
healing, both for her shattered family and for herself...
Diane. The Voyage of the Northern Magic: A Family Odyssey.
a review of this "armchair travel" book in the Winnipeg
Free Press, I was hooked. The novel is the true account of a Canadian
couple who are... (more)