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The Baby Boomers\’ Guide to Grandparenting: An Irreverent Look at the Next Big Step

November 22nd, 2011

The Baby Boomers\’ Guide to Grandparenting: An Irreverent Look at the Next Big Step Author: Diana J. Ewing Website: http://www.mybabyboomersguide.com/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Author Diana Ewing was first inspired to write this book several years ago, when the first of her friends became a grandmother. When that happened, she explains, she was shocked to realize that baby boomers – including herself – could possibly have reached the “grandparenting stage” of life. Speaking for many of us, she says, “While we certainly loved our own grandparents,... Read More

City of Veils

October 28th, 2011

City of Veils Author: Zoe Ferraris Website: http://www.zoeferraris.com/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This was a fascinating read. The author, who moved to Saudi Arabia after the first Gulf War to live with her then husband and his extended family of Saudi-Palestinian Bedouins, writes with authority. As a result, she is able to provide the reader with a searing portrait of the religious and cultural veils that separate Muslim women from the modern world. Certainly we have all heard horror stories of how women are treated in Saudi Arabia, but this novel goes beyond stereotypes and focuses... Read More