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Everything Sad Is Untrue (A True Story)

As Roald Dahl did in his childhood memoir, Boy, Nayeri takes painful, embarrassing, and sometimes violent moments, and reframes them. Nayeri’s ultimate theme is the self-consciously Tolkien-ish idea that dark things are only apparent, are passing away, and are therefore, fundamentally untrue.

An Inspiring Piece of Literature that Raises Deep Philosophical Questions

With God in Russia is the first of two books written by Rev. Walter J. Ciszek, a Jesuit whose cause for canonization is currently wending its way through the necessary channels in Rome. Written under obedience to his superiors, and first published in 1964, it details his experiences in Russia from 1939 to 1963. Lest this sound like a normal account of a Catholic priest doing mission work in another country, his stay in Russia consisted largely of imprisonment in the notorious Soviet Gulag, the system of prison and work…