By: Ahmed Yasser
CAIRO, Mar.17. (SEE) – You still have plenty of time to start reading good and entertaining books.
1- The Man Revealed
Beethoven scholar and classical radio host John Suchet has a lifelong ardent interest in the man and his music. In his first full length biography. Suchet illuminates the composer’s difficult childhood, his struggle to maintain friendships and romances, his ungovernable temper, his obsessive efforts to control his nephew’s life and the excruciating decline of his hearing. This absorbing narrative provides a comprehensive account of a momentous life as it takes the reader on a journey from the composers birth in Bonn to his death in Vienna.
2- Lost Children Archive by Valeria LuiselliK
im Sutton, Director of Marketing at Powell’s Books, Portland, Oregon, cited Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, about a family trip to the U.S. and Mexico border. ”Sutton” reported that our marketing team is very excited about ”Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli”.
The timely subject and Luiselli’s gorgeous prose, combined with her authentic portrayal of intricate family dynamics, make this one of our top picks for 2019.
3- Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. Laskar
The book is a deeply moving novel about an American-born woman with ”Bengali” immigrant parents and the racism she faces raising her three daughters. It’s based on Devi S. Laskar’s own experience of police raiding her home.
4-Secret Empires by Peter Schweizer
An enraging look at how elected officials and those they appoint betray the public trust, this book focuses on “corruption by proxy,” where politicians skirt ethics laws by allowing money they can’t legally accept to flow through their friends and families. ”Schweizer” explains how a new corruption has taken hold, involving larger sums of money than ever before. Stuffing tens of thousands of dollars into a freezer has morphed into multibillion dollar equity deals done in the dark corners of the world.
5– Road To Character by David Brooks
David Brooks, writer and columnist at the New York Times, he examines his life and the lives of Dwight Eisenhower, George Marshall and George Eliot among others, searching for ways people build character. Brooks hopes his readers will come away pursuing “eulogy virtues” with the same vigor they pursue professional success and that they discover there is wisdom in history and literature that can not be found in academic journals.
Some disagree with portions of ”Brooks” conclusions and their arguments are not unfair but he includes interesting stories and a compelling framework for finding purpose in more than wealth and professional success.