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The Jewel of Medina: Publication Suspended in UK

After announcing its two-book publishing deal with Sherry Jones, author of the forthcoming controversial novel, The Jewel of Medina,  Gibson Square Books has, for the moment, suspended its publication in the UK. The novel tells the story of Aisha, the alleged favorite wife of the prophet Mohammed, and is characterized by Jones as “an epic love story and … Continue reading

Living Homes: Sustainable Architecture and Design by Suzi Moore McGregor and Nora Burba Trulsson

Much more than a beautiful coffee table book, Living Homes: Sustainable Architecture and Design is a well-written introduction to a trend in homebuilding worth following, especially considering the ever increasing need for sustainable living and desire for environmental harmony. The book is full of high-quality photographs taken by Terrence Moore framed by stories of the homeowners who graciously opened up … Continue reading

Franken v. Coleman re Medicare Part D

In a television ad created by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, senate candidate Al Franken (D-MN) is being portrayed as an “angry partisan” who would deny prescription drug coverage to seniors if he could. The ad implies that incumbent Norm Coleman (R) cares more about prescription drug coverage for seniors than Franken does. But where do the candidates really stand on the issue of Medicare Part D? Continue reading

The Jewel of Medina: Uncensored

After Random House changed its decision to publish Sherry Jones‘ controversial novel about Mohammed’s child bride Aisha, Belgrade publisher BeoBook pulled copies of the Serbian translation of The Jewel of Medina. The pull was in response to threats of protest from the Islamic Community in Serbia administered by Islamic Mufti Muamer Zukorlić, who called the book “offensive … Continue reading

Stephenie Meyer Sets Twilight Saga Aside – For Now

Bestselling author Stephenie Meyer has given up work on her highly successful Twilight series after a draft of the current installment was stolen and posted on the internet. Books in the series include Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and  Breaking Dawn. The series, widely popular among young teens, is a “riveting vampire love saga” according to the publisher, Little … Continue reading