It is so important to be educated. Is it not? So much so that we - the ones who are educated almost take it for granted. A privilege of sorts. We can never imagine not being literate. To us, that is the core of everything, which as I said often gets overlooked for whatever reason. I tried teaching someone once a long time ago, taught him to read a little and to me that remains closest to my heart. It was not much but it mattered and reading "Bitter Almonds" by Laurence Coss brought back all those memories all over again. The idea that a book can do that is sufficient enough for me to keep reading, to keep turning those pages, as I pick one great book after another and that is the power and hold that books and reading have on me.
"Bitter Almonds" to put it simply is a book where one woman teaches another how to read and write. Having said this, just as any other book that look deceptively simple, this one too has many layers to it, which will warm the cockles of your heart (so to say) as you get further into the narrative. The story is based in Paris and centered on two women - Edith and Fadila, her sixty-year-old housemaid (an immigrant from Morocco), who is completely illiterate.
Edith doesn't understand how a person can be illiterate. She doesn't get how Fadila must be undertaking the day
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New Delhi: This Raksha Bandhan, dont just pray for your siblings well being but also start him/her off on a healthy eating habit by presenting them a gift of health with California almonds. In todays high paced life, with your brother juggling a stressful job, long traveling hours, the concept of breakfast or a full meal has become virtually non-existent. A handful of almonds can do wonders helping him wade...
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