The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.
The uprisings across parts of the Arab world have been called the Facebook revolution with citizens using social media and cell phones to organize.
But they aren’t the only ones taking advantage of this technology. An investigation by Bloomberg News found that countries like Bahrain, Egypt, Syria and Yemen have bought surveillance systems from Western companies that can track what people say and do online or on their cell phones. These countries allegedly use that information to capture, and sometimes even torture, dissidents.
Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.