Arts & Culture

Monday Night Book Club Reviews - Daughters of Mars, by Thomas Keneally

the daughters of mars270This is Keneally's 29th novel, an epic tale of WW1 from the little-discussed Gallipoli theatre of war. Keneally is no stranger to reporting wars. His most famous novel, Schindler's Ark, which was immortalized in the movie Schindler's List, deals with the Nazi horror of WW2.

His novel Confederate deals with the American civil war. Keneally's passion for reporting wars is always well-founded in exhaustive research. For this novel he read countless nurses' diaries from the front. What emerges is a little-reported insight into unsung war heroines.

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Forensic Anthropologist with International Reputation for Human Rights Investigations Visits Coffin Ridge

komar225For 22 years, forensic scientist and investigator Debra Komar helped solve the mysteries of some of the world's most horrific genocides, from Darfur to Kosovo.

Now retired, she has turned her attention to historic Canadian crimes—using modern forensic science and in-depth historical investigation—and spun them into true-crime murder mysteries.

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