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Review: A Decade of Hope by Dennis Smith

Review: A Decade of Hope by Dennis Smith

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a portrait of tragedy, survival, and healing from the author of The New York Times bestseller Report from Ground Zero. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, an occasion that is sure to be observed around the world. But […]

Review: Waiting to be Heard by Amanda Knox

Review: Waiting to be Heard by Amanda Knox

In the fall of 2007, twenty-year old college coed Amanda Knox left Seattle to study abroad in Perugia, Italy for one year. But that November 1, her life was shattered when her roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, was murdered in their apartment. Five days later, Amanda was taken into custody and charged by the Italian […]

Review: Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox by Barbie Latza Nadeau

Review: Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox by Barbie Latza Nadeau

Despite all the airtime devoted to Amanda Knox, it’s still hard to reconcile the fresh-faced honor student from Seattle with the sexually rapacious killer convicted of the November 2007 murder of her British roommate. Few Americans have heard all of the powerful evidence that convinced a jury that Knox was one of three people to […]

Review: A Death in Italy: The Definitive Account of the Amanda Knox Case by John Follain

Review: A Death in Italy: The Definitive Account of the Amanda Knox Case by John Follain

London Times journalist John Follain presents the most comprehensive account of the most publicized and controversial trial in a decade Shortly after 12:30pm on November 2, 2007, Italian police were called to the Perugia home of twenty-one-year-old British student Meredith Kercher. They found her body on the floor under a beige quilt. Her throat had been […]

Review: Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed by Michelle Knight

Review: Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed by Michelle Knight

Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, […]