Little Canada Book Club - "Salvation Boulevard" by Larry Beinha

For our August meeting we will be discussing the book Salvation Boulevard by Larry Beinhart.


From Publishers Weekly:
Best known for American Hero (1994), the jaunty political novel that became the film Wag the Dog, Beinhart offers something less jaunty but definitely more ambitious in this splendid religious legal thriller. When Ahmad Nazami, a Muslim scholarship student at the University of the Southwest, confesses under duress to the murder of Nathaniel MacLeod, an atheist philosophy professor, PI Carl Van Wagener, a born-again Christian, agrees to help Manny Goldfarb, a celebrated Jewish defense lawyer, prove Nazami's innocence. Van Wagener, a member of charismatic pastor Paul Plowright's Cathedral of the Third Millennium, is soon on the trail of a missing manuscript MacLeod wrote disproving God's existence. In a beautifully understated author's note, Beinhart lays out the factual basis for his provocative morality tale and invites readers to visit his Web site, which includes a forum for an ongoing dialogue about religion, irreligion, faith, belief, and their intersections with politics, war, money, life, and death. (Sept.)
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Our tentative future list is:
September: Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson
October: Free Will by Sam Harris and God and the New Atheism by John F. Haught

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  • Jack C.

    Thanks for indulging my taste for crime fiction. : - )

    August 12, 2013

  • m.a. s.

    I'm unable to come now. grandchildren are here thru sunday..... will be there next time, hopefully. :)

    August 10, 2013

  • William T.

    Very sorry to miss this one but school work has abducted my Sunday this week.

    August 9, 2013

  • m.a. s.

    I have been very sick since the May meeting and was hospitalized...turns out I have graves disease. meds are helping. will be nice to see everyone again.

    July 20, 2013

    • Patricia M.

      I'm sorry to hear you haven't been well, but I'm glad you are feeling well enough to join us again!

      July 22, 2013

  • Nancy

    Between this month's choice being fiction for a change, usually a faster read, and a week's vacation, I've finished the book already! Give it a "thumb's up"!

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my 1st encounter w/MN atheists. It should be invigorating especially with discussion of 'Salvation Boulevard'. Mary Sievers

    July 15, 2013

  • Nancy

    I might have to work, but I'm signing up until I know for sure!

    July 15, 2013

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