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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Book Recommendations

Book Recommendations

And the Mountains Echoed By Khaled Hosseini
A great tale over several generations of how multiple Afghan families' lives and experiences touch each other. Hosseini (The Kite Runner) is a great storyteller, and this is his latest book. I always learn so much about the Afghan culture from his books, yet the characters' experiences transcend cultural bounds.

Marj Atkinson, MLS, Reference Librarian II, Brookhaven College

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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
In this wonderfully written novel, Cheryl loses her mother, her family and her marriage. Driven by pure motivation to stay above water, she decides to brave the Pacific Crest Trail from California to Oregon, by herself and without training. This book is inspirational and a great read!

Jessica Beavers, Circulation Assistant, Library

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Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
This book balances the line between the truth we never want to hear about the processed animals we eat, and the reason why we still consume them. Jonathan juggles between highly detailed research into the subject of veganism and vegetarianism, and personal narratives from his life as an omnivore. He walks the reader through visiting factory farms in the cover of night, our childhood associations of certain foods, and the blurred lines about right and wrong in the world of factory-produced meat. I would recommend this intriguingly dark and humorous read to anyone even remotely curious about alternative diet practices but who does not wish to be insulted or converted.

Mary Schoals, Department Assistant, Marketing and Public Information