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Feb.24.2010
The dead man's mother raged and cried as she told me how she’d discovered her son’s body, in the cabbage patch outside her home. She’d lowered herself onto her knees, she said, touched his blood and wiped her fingers on her face and called out that God is most great. As the winter wind came cold...
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Feb.22.2010
The Independent has a regular feature in which it asks authors to write about a book which changed their lives somehow. Last week the London newspaper asked me to write the piece. Here it is: In early 1999, King Hussein fell sick on his return from treatment for cancer in the US. I was the Middle...
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Feb.17.2010
Hope you can join us at these EVENTS: April 21, 2010: The Today Show, New York, NY April 28: WGN News, Chicago; The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL April 29: Highland Park Public Library, Highland Park, IL May 1: Evanston Public Library, Evanston, IL May 5: Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA May 6:...
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Feb.17.2010
I was talking with Don Kerstens from Select Fine Foods about Berkshire pigs and pork fat and also cooking with pork blood - more about that later – which reminded me of a tasty sandwich I had in New York at Porchetta last month.  Porchetta is not a restaurant, but a small storefront with a counter...
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Feb.15.2010
On the My Book, The Movie blog, I was asked to muse about who I'd choose to play Omar Yussef in the movies. Well, musing I can do -- it's about as solid as the actual movie business itself, so why not. Here's what I wrote: I didn’t need to think of an actor. Not until I’d finished my book. Then the...
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Feb.14.2010
My new Palestinian crime novel THE FOURTH ASSASSIN is one of five "This Week's Hot Reads" on The Daily Beast, which also happens to be the hot read of the web these days. The Beast writes of the book and its Brooklyn setting: "Rees paints a meticulous portrait of the post-9/11...
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Feb.10.2010
I was in New York a couple of weeks ago and had dinner with Rony and Grant, the minds behind the Poetry of Food. Check it out and sign up. You'll see why I haven't been updating my blog, yes yet another excuse. Read more  
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Feb.10.2010
Two and a half years ago I sat draped in a tattered, faded blue dressing gown across from a stranger who solemnly uttered the phrase: "you have cancer." In Touretts like fashion four words instantly erupted in my brain countering the proclamation with: "I want to live". In...
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Feb.10.2010
Shakespeare wrote, “… a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet,” meaning that a name does not change the essential quality of the flower (or anything else for that matter). I concur! But I was introduced to flowers through their names – no color photos, sweet smelling blossoms or...
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Feb.09.2010
During my swing through New York this last few weeks, I dropped into the space-age HQ of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp on Sixth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Once my eyes had adjusted to the superbright white light everywhere, I settled into a studio for a video interview with Jon Friedman (the man...