June 2010

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Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies
By Ginger Strand

Nonfiction 2008

This book covers the 'dark side' of Niagara Falls that deals with the exploitation of the natural resource by tourism, hydroelectric power, etc. The author really goes into the history of recent human impact on the falls.

Reviewed by Kristi K

Buddha or Bust: In Search of Truth, Meaning, Happiness, and the Man Who Found Them All
By Perry Garfinkel

Nonfiction 2006

A spiritual travelogue where the author explores the roots of Buddhism across Asia. While some discoveries aren't all zen-like, it's an interesting journey with parallels to religion and history.

Reviewed by Kristi K