On My Mental Bookcase...

In my mind, I'm dreaming of a retreat, surrounded by the tranquility of the mountains, sipping tea and reading any of the following books on my Amazon wishlist, in no particular order...

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The story of a homeless mountaineer who was built 55 schools, particularly for girls, that offered a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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This book explores the pictures of childhood for black and white middle-class, working class, and poor families.

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The autobiography of Sandra Cisneros.

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Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker whose family fought to save many Jews. As a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, Boom lives to tell of her life as an evangelist in the 20th century.

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The story of two Nigerians, separated due to the military's rule in their homelands and facing their own realities in both America and London, are rejoined fifteen years later in a democratic Nigeria.

I can't wait to read any of these books.  What's on your book wishlist?


  1. These sound like great reads. I love great autobiographies particularly when they are about cultures or time periods I am not too familiar with. Lately I have been into historical fiction and just finished the Muralist by B.A. Shapiro set just before WWII when Jews were fleeing Europe. It definitely hit home with what is going on today in the U.S. relating to racism and immigration.


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