Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Zeitoun



I've been eagerly devouring a Dave Eggers book I picked up on Friday called Zeitoun, which chronicles the nauseating trials undergone by a successful Syrian-American family in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The book is a gripping and suspense-filled personal account of an event that should not fade from our national memory. It's another glimpse into the madness that befell this country during the disaster. If it sparks your interest, definitely read the NY Times article about the fate of a hospital after Katrina, and check out Trouble the Water about a couple who survive the storm.

1 comment:

Sacaton June said...

i always recommend that book! it's amazing/heartbreaking!! i read it in 2 days!