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The House of the Mosque

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The House of the Mosque By Kader AbdolahThe House of the Mosque is home to three brothers and their families and has been in the hands of the family for eight centuries. It’s easy to imagine that very little has changed in all that time. Aqa Jaan is the eldest brother and patriarch of the clan. His brother Imam Alsaberi is the priest at the mosque attached to the house and the final brother, a blind man known to family and townsfolk alike as ‘Muezzin’ is, as his name suggests, the muezzin of the mosque who calls the faithful to prayer. Each of the men has a wife and children and the extended family all live together at the House of the Mosque in a mostly stable and peaceable way. Not everyone agrees with everyone else as you’d expect in any extended family, they have their minor irritations but on the whole, it’s not a bad life.

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Tyler Gets Dug In

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Digging to America By Anne TylerLife is full of happy accidents and meetings that develop into more than could ever have been anticipated. There are people you meet completely randomly who go on to become important in your life in unpredictable ways. Such is the case for two Baltimore couples and their extended families in Anne Tyler’s “Digging to America“. Both couples are childless and both have opted to adopt a girl child from Korea. Other than that they have little in common.

Bitsy and Brad Dickinson-Donaldson are a wholesome all-American couple. She’s into home weaving and wearing odd sack-cloth dresses made from fabric she’s woven herself. She has an opinion on anything and everything and no hang-ups about expressing those especially on the topic of childcare. You get the impression she’s read every book on bringing up baby ever written. Anxious to cling to her baby’s Korean roots, Bitsy doesn’t change her daughter’s name – she was and always (until the child says differently) will be Jin-Ho.

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