Biography: February 2008 Archives

Motorcycle-riding nun in the rain forest

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Note to authors: If you write a book about a nun, chances are you'll get featured on this blog. So, today I bring another one to the attention of our readers: The Greatest Gift: The Courageous Life and Martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang (Doubleday, 256 pages, $21.95), by Binka Le Breton.

The Greatest Gift

Sister Dorothy went to Brazil as a missionary in the mid-'60s and never left. She worked tirelessly to help poor farmers in the rain forest to sustain and protect their land. In the end, she was killed; hopefully not for nothing.

Here's a review from the Associated Press...

New James Baldwin bio

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The late James Baldwin (1924-1987), author of Native Son and Go Tell It on the Mountain, among others, was a product of Harlem. It was in his bones and informed much of his writing, even though he left the New York neighborhood in his late teens.

Journalist and longtime Harlem dweller Herb Boyd has written Baldwin’s Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin (Atria Books, 272 pages, $24).

Baldwin's Harlem

Here's a review from the Associated Press ...

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