by Dick Schiling, "Editor Emeritus"
... that there were frequently repeated television commercials during the holiday season by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They featured photos and stories about animals which had been abandoned or mistreated by their owners. I am certain the response was “how could anyone treat an animal that way?”
Weirdly, those commercials coincided with debate in many nations, including the United States, about treatment of Muslim immigrants.
And in my own case, with two books I was reading that described in great detail the mistreatment of groups of people because of their race.
China Dolls was written by Lisa See, and published by Random House in 2014.
The Invention of Wings was written by Sue Monk Kidd, and published by the Penguin Group at Random House, also in 2014.