Category Archives: Books

Truth and Love: The Complementary Opposites

  [caption id="attachment_2571" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit:[/caption] Dichotomy, the partition of opposites that are actually complementary, is a common term in mathematics, philosophy, literature and linguistics. Hilary Putnam, author of the Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays, traces its use back to David Hume. Within the context of facts and values, Hume heavily…
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Review: Henry’s Dragon Dream by Vroni Hovaguimian

  "From high in the sky down we fly, henry smiles and shuts his eyes."   With the popularity of dragon-based video games, TV shows, and films, why not children's dragon literature? Henry's Dragon Dream is a beautiful literary adaptation of this trend. Narrated by the character dragon himself, the book has a unique voice…
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Review: The Nesting Dolls by Cynthia Rogers Parks

  "A mother-daughter cry can be risky. You don't really know who's comforting whom when both of you have dissolved into blubbering fools at once. But there are just times when it's the very thing. And this was one of those times."   The history of Russian diaspora offers a very vivid illustration of the…
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Review: One Last Dance by Mardo Williams

  "He laughed to himself. Who'd ever believe the best things that ever happened to him happened at age 90."   Few male writers have shone in the romance genre. Majority of highly acclaimed romance writers are female with the exception of Nicholas Sparks. This is not to politicize gender divide, but to point that…
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