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By returning to Christian roots, the nation can achieve greatness once again
Topic - corinna lothar
There is no shortage of books, fiction and nonfiction, relating events occurring in Germany during the days before and during World War II. The atmosphere prevalent during that time and the cruelty and inhumanity of what went on are not unfamiliar even to readers who do not remember the time firsthand.
A fairy tale; a fable; an allegory; a fantasy. Ali Shaw's first novel, "The Girl With Glass Feet," is a combination of all that. It's the story of a pretty young woman who is slowly - and then rapidly - turning into glass, beginning with what feels like a pebble in her shoe, which turns out to be an embedded crystal in her foot.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, "a five-foot-four-inch supercharged dynamo, streaked across the twin worlds of Canadian mining and art collecting like a comet with a vapor that illuminated people." He was a remarkable man with a remarkable obsession - collecting great art - inspired from the time he noticed the way art "brightened up the ugly green walls" of the bedroom he shared with his brothers. The "art" in question was a calendar with reproductions of romantic paintings of the Barbizon School, "pictures of a world, places and people all new" to him.
There is no Jennie Walker. Jennie Walker is the pseudonym for English award-winning poet Charles Boyle, whose witty novella was first published in Britain under the title "24 for 3," a title referring to that oh-so-British game, cricket. That the author is a poet comes as no surprise to readers of this entertaining musing on how games are played - be they games of skill, of life or of love.
Jane Gardam's literary tour de force "The Man in the Wooden Hat" stands on its own. It will, however, make readers want to read everything she has written.
"The Calligrapher's Daughter" — the first novel of Eugenia Kim, the daughter of Korean parents who came to the United States after World War II — is a rich, elegant tapestry woven of the threads of the events in her mother's life.
Joanna Scott's new novel, "Follow Me," brings to mind the proverb that for want of a nail, then a shoe, a horse, a rider and so on, ultimately a kingdom was lost.
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