The World is a Carpet

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ISBN: 9781594488320
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 30th, 2013

In Oqa, an Afghan town so remote that Google and the Afghan government can’t find it, a woman squats atop a loom, making flowers bloom from the thousand threads she knots by hand.  Following the weaving of this carpet, and the people of Oqa, through the four seasons of its weaving, The World is a Carpet provides an insightful, compassionate, and enlightening portrait of fates woven by the centuries of art, war, and an ancient trade that binds the invaded to the invader.



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ISBN: 9781934414521
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Published: BOA Editions - August 23rd, 2011

Naomi Shihab Nye, the recipient of 2013 Robert Creeley Award, was born to an American mother and a Palestinian father.  In her newest collection, Transfer, she draws on her Palestinian-American heritage and her extensive travel experiences to create a poetry collection that attests to our shared humanity.  Transfer was a finalist for the 2012 Arab-American Book Award.


Talking into the Ear of a Donkey

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ISBN: 9780393343649
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 5th, 2012

Robert Bly’s most recent book Talking Into the Ear of a Donkey contains poems that range from insight fully humorous to wildly precious observations of what being human entails.  He is this year’s recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s most prestigious award the “Frost Medal” for “ distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry.”

The Bartender's Tale

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ISBN: 9781594487354
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 21st, 2012

In The Bartender’s Tale, Ivan Doig creates a new chapter in the town of Gros Venture, Montana.  Rusty, a boy of twelve and “an accident between the sheets,” narrates his summer with his father, Tom Harry, bartender and owner of the Medicine Lodge. Rusty never knew his mother, and their simple life unravels as he wonders who she is. The tension between his father’s past and his love for his son is a story told with wit and craft.



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