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Jan. 19-25: A Twitter Star, An Infamous Murder And Arab World Intimacy

Sex And The Citadel

Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World

by Shereen El Feki

Paperback, 346 pages, Random House Inc, $16.95, published January 21 2014 | purchase

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Sex and the Citadel
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Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World
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Shereen El Feki

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Shereen El Feki spent five years traveling across the Arab world asking people about sex. She wanted to learn about the lives of young single people, married couples, gay people and sex workers, and how the sexual aspects of their lives reflect larger religious, cultural and political shifts. What she actually learned is that the Arab patriarchy is alive and well – and women are some of its staunchest supporters.

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Everything Is Perfect When You're A Liar

by Kelly Oxford

Paperback, 317 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published January 21 2014 | purchase

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Everything Is Perfect When You're A Liar
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In no time, Kelly Oxford went from being a housewife and mother of three to a Twitter and Internet celebrity known for her trademark blend of wit and self-deprecation. Her book is a series of outrageous vignettes about her life so far.

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A Wilderness Of Error

The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald

by Errol Morris

Paperback, 544 pages, Penguin Group USA, $18, published January 22 2014 | purchase

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A Wilderness Of Error
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The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald
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Errol Morris

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More than 30 years ago, Jeffrey MacDonald was convicted of murdering his family, despite his claim that his loved ones were slaughtered by four hippies. In A Wilderness Of Errors, writer, filmmaker and former private detective Errol Morris suggests that the infamous Army doctor might not be guilty after all.

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