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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

"Night"


This morning I finished reading Oprah's current book club choice, Night by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Elie Wiesel. It was a short read but powerful and sustaining. It was raw, honest, emotional, and horrific. I recommend it to everyone.

In reading his prize acceptance speech following the book, these words have stayed with me:

"Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere." - Elie Wiesel

4 Comments:

Blogger *aimee* said...

Joleen, I don't think I could describe it better. It really is a wonderful peice although not without its challenges. I have read it once before and will read it again for my world lit course. I too recommend it and would go as far to say that it should (if it isn't already)a part of more lit classes (perhaps in high school).

7:12 PM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

i'm putting that on my list "to read"
right now...

8:24 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

i have never read this but i'm planning to purchasing my copy come payday...which is next week.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Sdit. said...

I think I cried at least 3/4 of the story! It was such a touching and REAL account! I read it a year ago and will never forget it!

Great choice for Oprah spec after the "Frey" incident. This can bring back her accountability.

4:26 AM  

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