Three real-world stories help us truly understand global problems
Author Mira Harrison: "Regarding This Week, Those Books, I really like your idea of suggesting three books each week to link with a major news story. It is a clever and interesting way of connecting the current global news to works of literature, which help us understand the issues we face worldwide. I have always found that fiction in particular helps in this way and on a personal level, I feel less alone when reading other authors' stories. In my own writing, I try to share my experiences, as a way of uniting us in our common humanity."