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The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel
Rachel Joyce
Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter
Ellen J. Prager
Scheherazade Goes West: Different Cultures, Different Harems - Fatema Mernissi I'd read Dreams of Trespass and I loved it. Then I saw this book on the sale table at a local bookstore. I'd seen it online but when it was there in front of me, on a SALE TABLE!!! you guys, I just couldn't resist.

I really enjoyed this book. Although some parts of it are a bit redundant, I love Fatema Mernissi--the way she writes, the things she thinks. It was very interesting and I learned a lot while enjoying it and being so caught up in it I was surprised when I came to the end. :( The climax of the whole thing was, for me, not all that surprising, having known myself how the West does indeed keep women oppressed through "culture" and the image.