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January 1, 2018

Book List

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Looking for a good book to read? This list of  books discussed in recent years by the WTB Book Club provides you with a variety of excellent choices:

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

Believer Beware: First Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith, edited by Jeff Sharlet

Best African-American Fiction, edited by Gerald Early

The Bible by Karen Armstrong

A Billion Lives: An Eyewitness Report from the Frontlines of Humanity by Jan Egeland

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz

The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith by Joanna Brooks

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

A Border Passage: From Cairo to America – A Woman’s Journey by Leila Ahmed

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser

Caught in the Web: Inside the Police Hunt to Rescue Children from Online Predators by Julian Sher

Censoring an Iranian Love Story: A Novel by Shahriar Mandanipour

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

Confessions of a Pagan Nun by Kate Horsley

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Dark Money by Jane Mayer

Daughters of Another Path by Carol L. Anway

The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands by Margaret Regan

The Dove Keepers by Alice Hoffman Masada, 70 c.e.

Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang

Encountering God by Diana Eck

The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew – Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner

Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris

Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of Violence  by Geoffrey Canada

Founding Faith by Steven Waldman

The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz by Michelle Cameron

The Future of Faith by Harvey Cox

Genghis Khan by Jack Weatherford

Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale by Rachel Lloyd

God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time by Desmond Tutu

God Is Not a Christian and Other Provocations by Desmond Tutu

God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World – and Why Their Differences Matter by Stephan Prothero

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the teachings of Jesus by the Dalai Lama

The Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism by Ravi Ravindra

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Help by by Kathryn Stockett

A History of God: The 4000 Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Karen Armstrong

Hope & Despair in the American City: Why There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh by Gerald Grant

The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood by Helene Cooper

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

How Does It Feel to Be a Problem: Being Young and an Arab in America by Mustafa Bayoumi

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness and Hope by Claudia Kolker

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloott

The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, edited by Paul Rogat Loeb

An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Iran Awakening by Shirin Ibadhi

Islam: A Mosaic, not a Monolith by Vartan Gregorian

King Peggy by Pegielene Bartels

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari by Paul Theroux

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan

The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World by Bob Abernathy and William Bole (eds.)

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran by Ayadeh Moaveni

A Long Way Gone: Memoir of a Boy Soldier by Ismael Beah

Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine by Eric Weiner

Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss

Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeen Aslam

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney

The Middle of Everywhere: The World’s Refugees Come to Our Town by Mary Pipher

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks

North Star Conspiracy by Miriam Grace Mondfredo (from Rochester, NY)

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Oil on Water: A Novel by Helon Habila

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunities by Kristoff and WuDunn

Pathologies of Power by Paul Farmer

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin

Poetry by Mary Oliver

Poetry by Wistawa Szymborska

The Power of Half  by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Prague Winter by Madelaine Albright

Pretty Birds by Scott Simon

Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder

The River Where Blood Is Born by Sandra Jackson-Opoku

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan

Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan

Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee Influences on Early American Feminists by Sally Roesch Wagner

Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History by Canyon Sam

Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Somebody’s Daughter: The Hidden Story of America’s Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them by Julian Sher

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Speaking of Faith by Krista Tippett

Spiral Staircase: My Climb out of Darkness by Karen Armstrong

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctor, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal

Sweetgrass Basket by Marlene Carvell

Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibbs

Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur by Halima Bashir

The Tent of Abraham:  Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Sister Joan Chittister, and Murshid Saadi Shakur Chishti

The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson

Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line between Christianity and Islam by Eliza Griswold

Terrorist by John Updike

Terrorist Hunter (anonymous)

Teta, Mother and Me: Three Generations of Arab Women by Jean Said Makdisi

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World by Jean S. Bolen

Us and Them: A History of Intolerance in America by Jim Carnes, Herbert Tauss, and Harry A. Blackmun

The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics by Jennifer Heath (ed.)

War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges

We Are the Ones We have Been Waiting For by Alice Walker (essays/meditations)

A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alverez

Welcome to the Wisdom of the World by Joan Chittister

What’s Right with Islam is What’s Right With America, by Imam Rauf

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip

Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media by Susan J. Douglas

Why Are Our Babies Dying by Sandra Lane

Without You There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim

A Woman Among Warlords by Malalai Joya

The Women Who Raised Me by Victoria Rowell

You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right by Brad Hirschfield

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book by Finn and Couvee’

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

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