Review: Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness by Rachel E. Spector

            Synopsis: For courses in Community/Public Health Nursing, Transcultural Nursing, and CEUs. Promotes an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds The ninth edition of Cultural Diversity in Health and Wellness examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health... Continue Reading →

Review: Shylock is My Name

Synopsis: Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson brings his singular brilliance to this modern re-imagining of one of Shakespeare’s most unforgettable characters: Shylock  Winter, a cemetery, Shylock. In this provocative and profound interpretation of “The Merchant of Venice,” Shylock is juxtaposed against his present-day counterpart in the character of art dealer and conflicted father Simon Strulovitch.... Continue Reading →

Review: Gods, Empire, & Shifting Trade Routes

  Synopsis: In approximately 200 pages, this book seems to describe what 200,000 pages could not come close to adequately holding: the history of the world. Featured in this brief ride through the human condition: why over 40% of the world speaks in tongues descended from an obscure tribe called the Indo-Europeans, how political violence... Continue Reading →

Review: Gullali of Panjshir Valley

  Synopsis: A POWERFUL TALE OF ADVENTURE, ROMANCE, AND ONE WOMAN'S FIGHT AGAINST GENDER BIAS IN THE NAME OF CULTURE AND RELIGION. Panjshir Valley, eleven thousand feet above sea level north of Kabul--Afghanistan, is heaven on Earth. Gullali, an educated young Afghan woman, was raised by her liberal-minded family to believe women deserve the same rights as men,... Continue Reading →

Review: How the Catholic Church Became Naughty…

  Synopsis: The cardinals and bishops of the Catholic Church have been naughty for centuries. Why can’t they practice what they preach? At Christmastime 2014 Pope Francis scolded them for their vanity, hypocrisy, back-biting, gossiping, boasting, lusting for power and control, and acting like Lords of the Manor. This book is an expansion on Pope... Continue Reading →

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