Friday, September 23, 2011

"a beautifully written book, full of arresting stories"

Here's the New York Times review of Eliza Griswold's bestselling work of international reportage, The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam, which appeared August 19, 2010....

“The Tenth Parallel” is a beautifully written book, full of arresting stories woven around a provocative issue — whether fundamentalism leads to violence — which Griswold investigates through individual lives rather than caricatures or abstractions. In this tropical region where monsoons and jungles give way to desert, she looks at how history, resources, climate and demographic trends have combined with and shaped the struggle among religions. More.