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The Crazy 8s Author Tour is done for 2012. Plans are afoot for 2013.

Naseem Rakha

Naseem Rakha author photoNaseem is an award-winning Oregon author and journalist who been heard on NPR, Christian Science Monitor, and Living on Earth. The capacity to forgive the unforgivable has long intrigued Rakha. She has witnessed it in her work as a teacher and consultant for Native American tribes, as a mediator in the clean up of the nuclear site that created the Nagasaki bomb, and as a reporter covering state run executions. It was this later experience that led her to write her groundbreaking novel The Crying Tree, which tells a story of a mother who must overcome the hate, and grief as she attempts to stop the execution of the man who killed her 15-year old son.

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