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Compelling memoirs reveal brutal history of Trinidad, Iraq, Southern Italy

Book Reviews: In her debut memoir, Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad, Krystal Sital tells a tale of racial injustice as it cuts through the fabric of her family. Dunyah Mikhail shares the stories of approximately 20 female survivors of the Yazidi genocide in her disturbing memoir, The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq. Relative Vita is the unlikely hero of Helene Stapinski's third book, Murder in Matera: A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy. ​

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Religion and faith underlie three books

Book Reviews: Jesuit Fr. Gregory Boyle spreads the Gospel notion of Jesus Christ's radical kinship; Clare of Assisi believed to be the first woman in the history of the Catholic Church to write the constitution for her order; Amy Tan says her father loved God more than he loved his family

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Art historian takes readers on a words-only tour of the Sagrada Família

Book Review: One of the world's most controversial structures, this basilica was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 because of Gaudí's innovative and artistic ability.

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New memoirs trace identity, exile and exclusion in Germany, Latvia and India

Book Review: Inara Verzemnieks' story is similar to Nina Willner's: Both present history through the eyes of those tyrannized by it. Both center on World War II and feature two sisters — one who stays with her parents enduring extreme deprivation and the other who leaves the homeland for a better life in the U.S.

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Earthly gossip and heavenly voices

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Hidden children, hidden identities

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Tenacity, poetry, irony in three memoirs

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