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Armageddon in Retrospect

A Posthumous Collection of Essays on War and Peace, By Kurt Vonnegut

And how should we behave during this Apocalypse? We should be unusually kind to one another, certainly. But we should also stop being so serious. Jokes help a lot. And get a dog, if you don’t already have one. Whenever strangers or acquaintances ask me who my favorite writer is, I always say Kurt Vonnegut. […]

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Moving, Heart-breaking, Powerful Story of Survival, By Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini tells the story of two Afghan women whose lives are molded and refracted in the tumult of events in recent Afghan history — the Soviet invasion beginning in 1979, the Civil War, the reign of the Taliban, and the beginnings of the Karzai administration. It’s a powerful, moving, […]