Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Finds

Secret Son by Laila Lalami

For years, Youssef, a young man from a Casablanca slum, has heard his mother’s stories about his dead and respectably poor father, stories he used as inspiration for his own life. But when a religious group, known simply as The Party, moves into town, he discovers the truth—his father is a wealthy businessman and very much alive. Youssef sets out to find his real father and enters his Westernized world, setting off a chain of events with disastrous consequences. Secret Son, set in modern Morocco against a background of corrupt liberalism and Islamic fundamentalism, explores the struggle for identity and the myriad ways in which the political, the personal, and the religious bind us together.

T'Aragam by Jack W. Regan
Young Max Ransome watched his father die, killed by marauding phantors as they swept through T'Aragam at the bidding of the evil wizard Zadok. Barely escaping with his own life, Max is thrust into a whirlwind journey as he races against time to save T'Aragam, the world he loves, from a dark dominion. Can Max overcome the horror of his father's death and save T'Aragam from the grasping talons of its enemies?
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11 comments:

Melissa said...

Secret Son sounds very intriguing! And I hope you get a chance to pick up T'aragam... It's more for younger readers around 10 and up, but it really was well-done!

Marie said...

Hope you enjoy Secret Son. I thought it was really good. :-)

Ladybug said...

Both of these books sounds interesting! Enjoy your weekend!

bermudaonion said...

I think Secret Son looks good too. T'Aragam is new to me - I will have to check it out.

Kristen said...

I've heard of T'aragam, but Secret Son sounds really good (adds to her list). Thanks for sharing!

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Jacqueline C said...

Secret Son sounds great. It's caught my eye before too.

avisannschild said...

I agree with others, Secret Son sounds great!

Beth F said...

Good finds. Secret Son looks particularly good.

Staci said...

Secret Son looks very compelling!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Secret son sounds really intriguing.. happy reading :)

Sheila DeChantal said...

Secret Son sounds good. I have never heard of this book until now.