March 18-24: True Tales From Haiti, Paris, Early Christendom And Hitler's Germany

A Wedding In Haiti

by Julia Alvarez

Paperback, 287 pages, Workman Pub Co, $15.95, published March 19 2013 | purchase

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Growing up in the Dominican Republic, author and poet Julia Alvarez says, she was taught to view neighboring Haiti with suspicion. But because of a promise made one night, Haiti, and a particular Haitian boy named Piti, would become ingrained in her heart — so much so that she would find herself smuggling Piti out of Haiti with his new family, and then finding her way back there after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

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Dreaming In French

The Paris Years Of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, And Angela Davis

by Alice Yaeger Kaplan

Paperback, 293 pages, Univ of Chicago Press, $15, published March 22 2013 | purchase

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Dreaming In French
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The Paris Years Of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, And Angela Davis
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Alice Yaeger Kaplan

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Alice Kaplan takes readers into the lives, hopes and ambitions of three young women who would become American icons, tracing their paths to Paris and tracking the discoveries, intellectual adventures, friendships and loves that they found there. For Jacqueline Kennedy, Susan Sontag and Angela Davis, France was far from a passing fancy; rather, the year abroad would influence them for the rest of their lives.

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Did Jesus Exist?

The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth

by Bart D. Ehrman

Paperback, 368 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published March 19 2013 | purchase

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Did Jesus Exist?
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The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth
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Bart D. Ehrman

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Bible expert Bart D. Ehrman tackles issues surrounding the mythologies associated with Jesus and the early Christian movement. In addition to marshaling evidence that proves the existence of Jesus, including the writings of the Apostle Paul, Ehrman argues that if someone had invented Jesus, he or she would not have created a messiah who was so easily overcome.

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Hitlerland

American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power

by Andrew Nagorski

Paperback, 385 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published March 19 2013 | purchase

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Hitlerland
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American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power
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Andrew Nagorski chronicles Adolf Hitler's rise to power as seen through the eyes of the Americans — diplomats, military officers, journalists, expats, visiting authors and Olympic athletes — who watched it happen. By tapping a rich vein of personal testimonies, Nagorski offers a narrative full of surprising twists, and a new perspective on this heavily dissected era.

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