Thursday, September 10, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

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What’s the most informative book you’ve read recently?

I don't read a lot of nonfiction but fiction can be just as informative in some respects. Sarah Dunant's lovely, well-researched Sacred Hearts had a lot to teach about womens' lives in sixteenth-century Italy; The Marriage Bureau for Rich People talked about marriage rituals among Muslims and Hindus in India, and Shalom India Housing Society contained lots of information about the Bene Israel community of India.

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