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05/13/2013 10:22AM ● By Aimee Cormier

Book Review by Ray Saadi

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SIX YEARS By Harlan Coben (Dutton $27.95)

When Natalie, the “love of his life,” abruptly marries another man, Jake Fisher is more than just heartbroken. He is devastated, and for the next six years, there is hardly a day when he doesn’t think of her. When he learns her husband has died, he rushes to be at her side – but the widow at the cemetery is not Natalie. Bewildered, Jake determines to find her but soon realizes he’s not alone in the search and that he is also being hunted and threatened with death. Coben weaves another spellbinding mystery that will definitely keep you up nights.

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A JESUIT OFF-BROADWAY By James Martin, SJ (Loyola Press $14.95)

In this delightful memoir of his six-month experience as theological consultant for the original Off-Broadway production of “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” Father Martin found himself answering deep, often difficult, questions from the author and cast. Guided by his suggestions of books to read, they, and we, learn many aspects of Judas’ life and wonder why Jesus chose him as a disciple in the first place. Did Jesus already know Judas would betray him? Many in the cast were established actors in movies or television, notably Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman.