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by John Palfrey
Biblio TECH, Why Libraries matter More Than Ever
Reviewed by Stephen Kaye
Fri Dec 25th, 2015

Why do libraries matter now more than ever? John Palfrey addresses this question in a thoughtful but somewhat academic way.  As the founding chairman of the Digital Public Library of America, he was directly involved in providing a digital resource for collections of several major...

by Frank Hayes
Detective Mystery
Mon Dec 21st, 2015

Frank Hayes is a gifted detective writer, a master of mesmerizing plot.  The plot moves forward without losing focus, even though it proceeds in unexpected circles. These expertly digressive circles embody the dizzy feel of the landscape found in New Mexico and Arizona. The exact locale of...

by Emma Sky
High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq
Reviewed by Stephen Kaye
Fri Nov 20th, 2015

Emma Sky’s The Unraveling, High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq is a  memoir of a most intelligent and caring woman who witnessed the inside of the American occupation.

Ms. Sky is a well-educated Brit who studied at Oxford and at the University of Alexandria.  ...

by Kamel Daud
Reviewed by Stephen Kaye
Mon Nov 16th, 2015

Every schoolboy or girl has read Albert Camus’ The Stranger.  It’s a perfect book for exploring all kinds of questions about what it means, what it’s about and why was it written.  It is one of the most read novels of the twentieth century and it’s an easy read. The language is...