85 major library systems have so far added and many others are in the process of adding 'The Broken Silence' to their circulating collection including: British Library, U.K; The Library of Congress, U.S.A; Library & Archives Canada [photo credit: www.ctvnews.ca]. Herein below are the links and you have an exciting free offer. Borrow the book, leave a review and get a free signed copy of the book - you could reach me through my website:
1. Library & Archives Canada - 4th largest library in the world with 54 million items
2. Ottawa Public Library - Ontario, Canada - 2.3 million items
3. Mississauga Public Library - Ontario, Canada -
4. Whitby Public Library - Ontario, Canada - 1.4 million items
5. Wood Buffalo Regional Library - Alberta, Canada -
6. McGill University Library - 4th ranking and a prestegious university in Canada
7. Edmonton Public Library - Alberta, Canada - 16.6 million items
8. Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library - North Carolina, U.S.A - 6.3 million items
9. Guelph Public Library - Ontario, Canada
10. West Vancouver Memorial Library - British Columbia, Canada -
11. New Orleans Public Library - Louisiana, U.S.A -
12. Indianapolis Public Library - Indiana, U.S.A -
13. Jacksonville Public Library - Florida, U.S.A - 3 million items
14. Pickering Public Library - Ontario, Canada
15. Cape Breton Regional Library - Nova Scotia, Canada
16. Phoenix Public Library - Arizona, U.S.A - Circulate over 10 million items a year
17. Western Counties Regional Library - Nova Scotia, Canada
18. Sacramento Public Library - California, U.S.A - nearly 2 million items
19. Kingston Frontenac Public Library - Ontario, Canada
20. Nashville Public Library - Tennessee, U.S.A - partners a program that offers access to approximately 1.5 million information resources
21. Alameda County Library - California, U.S.A - more than 1 million items
22. Toronto Public Library - Ontario, Canada - largest public library system in Canada with over 12 million items
23. Surrey Libraries - British Columbia, Canada - more than 790,000 items
24. Yukon Public Libraries - Yukon Territory, Canada
25. Coquitlam Public Library - British Columbia, Canada
26. Churchill Public Library - Manitoba, Canada
27. The Library of Congress - Largest public library in U.S and 2nd largest library in the world with 167 million items
28. Winnipeg Public Library - Manitoba, Canada - Circulation of 4.88 million (2018)
29. Louisville Public Library - Colorado, U.S.A
30. Kitchener Public Library - Ontario, Canada - 580,000 books
31. Halifax Public Libraries - Nova Scotia, Canada - almost 1 million items
32. San Antonio Public Library - Texas, U.S.A - Central Library: 580,000 volumes
33. Waterloo Public Library - Ontario, Canada
34. Montreal West Public Library - Quebec, Canada
35. Hawaii State Public Library System - 19th largest library in U.S.A with over 3.4 million items
36. Vancouver Public Library - British Columbia, Canada - 3rd largest public library systems in Canada
37. Barrie Public Library - Ontario, Canada
38. Okanagan Regional Library - British Columbia, Canada - 3.2 million items (2013)
39. North Bay Public Library - Ontario, Canada
40. Greater Sudbury Public Library - Ontario, Canada
41. British Library - United Kingdom - Largest library in the world with 170 - 200 + million items
42. Peterborough Public Library - Ontario, Canada
43. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Buffalo, New York, U.S.A - collection consists of hand-written manuscript of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
44. Burlington Public Library - Ontario, Canada
45. Metropolitan Library System - Oklahoma, U.S.A - size: over 1 million
46. Santa Fe Public Library - New Mexico, U.S.A
47. John M. Cuelenaere Public Library - Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
48. Central Arkansas Library System - Arkansas, U.S.A - The largest public library system in Arkansas
49. Thunder Bay Public Library - Ontario, Canada
50. Library & Archives Canada (hard cover) - 4th largest library in the world with 54 million items
51. Windsor Public Library - Ontario, Canada
52. Regina Public Library - Saskatchewan, Canada
53. Dover Public Library - Delaware, U.S.A
54. Saint Paul Public Library - Minnesota, U.S.A
55. Brooklyn Public Library - New York, U.S.A - 16th largest library system in U.S.A with a collection of more than 3.66 million items
56. Belleville Public Library - Ontario, Canada
57. Montgomery City County Public Library - Alabama, U.S.A
58. Rochester Public Library - New York, U.S.A
59. New Brunswick Public Libraries - New Brunswick, Canada
60. Los Angeles Public Library - 4th largest library in U.S.A with a collection of more than 6.74 million items
61. Brantford Public Library - Ontario, Canada
62. Chatham - Kent Public Library - Ontario, Canada
63. Ann Arundel County Public Library - Maryland, U.S.A
64. Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library - Kansas, U.S.A
65. San Francisco Public Library - California, U.S.A - 22nd largest library in U.S.A with a collection of more than 3.13 million items
66. Lethbridge Public Library - Alberta, Canada
67. Anoka County Library - Minnesota, U.S.A
68. Milton Public Library - Ontario, Canada
69. Capital Areas District Libraries - Michigan, U.S.A
70. St. Catharines Public Library - Ontario, Canada
71. Columbus Metropolitan Library - Ohio, U.S.A - size: 1.483 million items
72. Wilmington Public Library - Delaware, U.S.A
73. Richmond Public Library - British Columbia, Canada - Size: About half a million
74. Austin Public Library - Texas, U.S.A
75. Cincinnati Public Library - Ohio, U.S.A - 2nd largest library in U.S.A with a collection of about 12 million items
76. Oakville Public Library - Ontario, Canada
77. Library Of Parliament (of Canada) - Ottawa, Canada - size: 650,000 items
78. Brampton Public Library - Ontario, Canada - size: 562,000 items
79. Missouri River Regional Library - Missouri, U.S.A
80. Sault Ste. Marie Public Library - Ontario, Canada
81. Chicago Public Library - Illinois, U.S.A - 5th largest library in U.S.A with a collection of more than 5.95 million items
82. Salem Public Library - Oregon, U.S.A - size: More than 438,000 items
83. Oakland Public Library - California, U.S.A - size: 1.5 million items
84. Lackawanna County Library System - Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A
85. Dayton Metro Library - Ohio, U.S.A - size: 975,000 items
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On 23 March 2021 Kathy Kelly who is an exemplary peace activist wrote to me:
Your care for people in Iraq shines through each page of _The Broken Silence_.
It was moving to learn about your passion for justice and your determination not to be silent in the face of abuse.
I also appreciated the guidance you share with us from the Holy Quran.
I couldn't help but wish that many, many more people had followed the example you set, clamoring for an end to the cruel economic warfare against Iraqis and trying to prevent the bombings and invasions.
Breaking silence seems especially important now. Each day, more children and families in Yemen face disease and starvation.
Here in the U.S. I wonder... If we could bring ourselves to look in the mirror and see how our governments caused child sacrifice and terrible suffering in Iraq, perhaps we could change. Maybe we could follow your brave steps.
"Speak clearly and pay up personally!" Daniel Berrigan, SJ liked to say this. You've done it.
Your truthful writing about the cruel and wrongheaded (actions in Iraq) while innocents suffered, and many died burns like a sturdy candle.
The book is on goodreads (U.S Social Cataloguing website with a user base of 20 million), Indie Ontario and OCLC FAST too.
On May 4, 2020 Robin Vasquez, Special Advisor to the President of 'Holland America Line' wrote to me, “We recently received the gift you sent, your book, “The Broken Silence” at our Seattle office. We are truly grateful that you have shared such a thought provoking and insightful literary work with us.
Indeed, the relevance of this memoir along with what is happening with the world today, provides a special perspective. We are honored that you have chosen to share this with us.”
I am also pleased to let you all know that the book is now with Library, Archives Canada and also with Ottawa Public Library. And a number of libraries in U.S and Canada are in the process of cataloging it.
Justin Trudeau is listening - it is about terrorism! For details about conversation, see my book 'The Broken Silence'.
So pleased to share that I had a chance to do another Book reading. Here are some pictures from the event.
Here's another picture of a reader with his set of books he is about to read.
Q: How substantial reader interest was generated?
A: A simple comparison between the book cover and its contents!
Book signing event at Indigo Barrhaven, Ottawa on 15 February 2020
January 29, 2017 was a sad day after Alexandre Bissonette opened fire in the Quebec City mosque killing 6 innocent worshippers and injuring 19 of them who were all engrossed in remembering the CREATOR. My book takes up the alarming issue of terrorism and the rising tide of Islamophobia - the editorial writer points out, "The Broken Silence explores the real causes of terrorism and its remedies. It also seeks to help non-Muslims to better understand this ancient religion and calls out to Muslims to explore the real values of Islam and regain its true spirit."
Photo credit with thanks: cbc.ca
These 6 pathetically perished for no fault of theirs! How sad!
These days, when we open up major news outlets on internet, we see in very bold headlines the news about US President's Senate trial - it's loaded with partisan bickering and a sickening state of affairs wherein truth may not prevail! But I am glad that simultaneously a sponsored Ad pops up showing some wonderful collection of newly launched books and among them it shows the bright, sunny cover of 'The Broken Silence' exhibiting hope, struggle and movement - a flowing waterfall moves on undeterred by obstacles. Generally the Ads are not pleasing but this time they are! You may check out the contents of the page by clicking on the link:
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It is my pleasure to inform you all, the dedicated readers wanting to "Enrich your Life" that I will be doing a book signing of 'The Broken Silence' on Saturday, 15 February, 2020 at Ottawa's Barrhaven Indigo Stores from 12 - 5 pm. All are welcome! Visitors from outside Ottawa are welcome to be my guest free of charge - air ticket is yours :)