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Book Review: Reading Lolita In Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Link for the paperback @ Amazon--price is $10.20, Kindle is $8.10:

author's site:

Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks 2003/384 pages

Professor Azar Nafisi chose 7 of her best students (women) from the University of Tehran in Iran, to meet with her in her own home 1 morning a week to discuss literature. The authors and literature they discussed were: Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita), Henry James (Daisy Miller), Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice), Gustav Flaubert (Madame Bovary) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby). The group touched on several more authors, a lengthy list is in the back of the book. The theme of their discussions was the relation between fiction and reality---their reality under the Islamic Republic of Iran. Throughout the book life under the Islamic regime is portrayed in the lives of these women. The 1 morning a week when the women walk through the threshold of the d…

Book Review: Coal Miner's Daughter by Loretta Lynn with George Vecsey

Link for eReader @ Border's:
Paperback is $15.00

Link for the NookBook @ Barnes and Nobles:
Paperback is $10.59

Link for the Kindle edition @ Amazon:
Paperback is $10.20

Published by Vintage Books, Random House a reprint edition in 2010. Originally published in 1976.
240 pages/Memoir/Country Music
The film Coal Miner's Daughter featuring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones was in 1980.

Most of us know the story of Loretta Webb Lynn. A child of a hard working family in Butcher Holler, Kentucky. Her daddy worked the coal mine, her mother kept house and raised 8 children. When Loretta was 13 she married the older and wilder Doo, also known as Moone…

Book Review: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Published by Washington Square Press, Pocket Books--1992
Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D. C.,
Julius Caesar may have been written for production in the new Globe theater 1599. During this time period, late 1500's to early 1600's, people were interested in the story of Caesar's murder. The people debated as to what truly happened, who the murderer of Caesar really was, and if in fact the so called murderer was really heroic in nature.

Link for the book @ publisher:
Paperback $9.99

Link for the book @ Amazon:
Paperback $6.49

For your Kindle:
There are also several to choose fr…