Associated Press

When Bombs Tried to Kill Them, Books Kept Their Souls Alive

The Syrian Civil War reduced that country to rubble. Ancient cities once full of life, are now empty shells; citizens live in the shadows of obliterated schools, hospitals, and homes. Journalist Mike Thompson joins host Krys Boyd to talk about one bright spot: near Damascus, a secret world of books that offered normality and refuge, which he writes about in his book, “Syria’s Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege.”