Fatima’s Room

Charlotte S. Gray, the author of “Fatima’s Room” (June 2017, Arc Light Books), was in Sudan teaching girls from 1991-1993. This was a period in that country’s history leading up to civil war. Sudanese optimism of post-colonial rule was giving way to religious extremism. And it’s a setting that inspired “Fatima’s Room,” Gray’s first work of…

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Cover of "Fatima's Room" by Charlotte S. Gray. Cover of "Fatima's Room" by Charlotte S. Gray.

“Fatima’s Room,” by Charlotte S. Gray, is about a Sudanese girl’s fight for her life. Set in Sudan, the book opens with Fatima being accused of killing her father. She’s held in a room inside her favorite uncle’s house while her family decides her fate. Enter to win a copy of “Fatima’s Room” by publishing the…

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"38 Books to Read in 2017" written above 38 book icons. "38 Books to Read in 2017" written above 38 book icons.

At first, my books to read in 2017 list wasn’t for you. It was for me. But of course, a reading list is a great way to discover your next book. After all, we glom over Stephen King’s reading list. A popular book blog regularly publishes reading lists. Another blog, Brain Pickings, highlights notable folks’ reading recommendations. And…

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