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PERHAPS WE LEARNED SOMETHING.....
…Perhaps we were only mildly entertained. Regardless, please enjoy these Reviews, Responses, Works of Fiction, and Retellings brought to you by one who hopes to someday join the ranks of those who have written something worth reading.
(Kaylia Metcalfe)

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaleo Hosseini



This book, which could be seen as a companion read to The Kite Runner, is a masterpiece of plot, passion, and profound prose. The characters are deeply human and their struggles are heart breaking. Rarely do we see a story come full circle as this one does. Rarely do we get a chance to see into the hearts and minds of another culture in a way that does more to connect us than to create a sense of difference.... and that is how this novel shines, it bridges the connections of characters to the human experience, and it does so beautifully.

Not for the faint of heart, this novel tells of the plight of generations of women in Afghanistan. Be prepared for stomach clenching tension and frustrated tears at the injustice that is faced. 

But it is worth it, deeply worth it.I highly recommend this book. But have your tissues handy.




May Community Alliance Article...

Here's the teaser!

Recently, and understandably, the focus of the LGBT’s political and activist arms has been legalizing (or stopping the illegalization of) same-sex marriage. The latest polls from NBC and the Wall Street Journal put support for same-sex marriage at 53% (up two percentage points from December, although that is within the survey’s margin of error). So, even as we celebrate the news of the (teeny tiny) majority of the people being supportive, we still have a ways to go before true equality.

But let’s take a moment away from that particular kettle of fish and look at a few other issues that warrant our collective attention.

Here we go—my semiannual Grab Bag of LGBT News and Notes you might have missed.
The full thing can be read HERE!