What West U Reads

March 7, 2011

"Dead Man Walking" by Sister Helen Prejean

Dead Man Walking - Sister Helen PrejeanDead Man Walking is one woman’s eye-witness observation of the capital punishment system in our country.  It was written by Sister Helen Prejean in 1993, and describes her experiences as a spiritual advisor to two death-penalty inmates.  Along the way, she meets officials both kind and cruel, witnesses ...

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Oct. 27, 2010

"Fall of Giants" by Ken Follett

Fall of Giants - Ken FollettI have just finished Ken Follet's new mega-novel, Fall of Giants.  It is excellent. This is the sort of tale usually accompanied by the adjective "sweeping". I know many of you loved this author's 12th century novels (Pillars of the Earth and World Without End). This new ...

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Nov. 30, 2009

"The Help" by K Stockett

Besides the traditional family turkey, the other high point of my Thanksgiving weekend was a book called The Help by K. Stockett. These days, it seems I am the last one to hear of any good "reads", but this one was was gripping. It is sort of an upstairs/downstairs ...

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