Friday, May 14, 2010

In the Name of God by Paula Jolin


Our faculty book club met and discussed the YA novel In the Name of God by Paula Jolin. The group agreed the novel helped some understand issues of modern Middle Eastern cultures. Jolin became intrigued with the Middle East after spending time living in Cairo, Syria and Tunisia. Many important topics of life in the Middle East and Islamic fundamentalism are brought to light with the story of Nadia and her family. Although life in the Middle East might seem different, the underlying tone of the book disclosed emotions and feelings are common across cultures.
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Book cover from Follett

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