Cutting for Stone by Abraham
Verghese, Vintage, 2010 - Reviewed by Ann Wilson
A coming-of-age story about a young man who grows up in Ethiopia
and his unusual family is not a story that would normally capture
my attention. The blurb on the back of the book did not
inspire me either, but it was a gift from my mother so I opened the
front cover and began to read. I was delighted by . .
A Companion to Aristotle Edited by Georgios
Anagnostopoulos, Blackwell Publishing 2009- Reviewed by
Aristotle's works still command a great deal of attention among
a wide readership, which is certainly not confined to historians of
philosophy. His writings deserve our reflection not only for their
intrinsic worth (we shouldn't forget that he practically invented
such fields as biology and logic, in addition to formulating his
own theories on almost everything from . . .
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks,
Penguin, 2002 - Reviewed by Anne Wilson
A fictional tale based upon real events of how a woman from a
rural village in England might have survived the black plague,
Year of Wonders is a tale of human perseverance.
This is not a story to read if you have recently had a child, and
there are scenes that are very difficult to read.
The Stonecutter's Aria by Carol
Faenzi, Aperto, 2005 - Reviewed by Judi Morrel
Part history, part memoir, part fiction, and infused with local
flavor, The Stonecutter's Aria portrays the saga of one
Italian-American family, whose descendents settle in Indianapolis
in 1924 as part of a flourishing Italian community centered around
the Holy Rosary Catholic Church still billing itself today as "the
Italian church in Indianapolis" near Fountain Square.