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Why was the book The Witness by Sandra Brown banned? Why, when and where?

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anakaren02 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 10, 2010 at 11:32 PM via web

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Why was the book The Witness by Sandra Brown banned? Why, when and where?

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psmortimer | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted December 30, 2010 at 1:03 PM (Answer #1)

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The Witness by Sandra Brown was published in 1995. The book detailed a bombing that was perpetrated by a brotherhood. The book came out within weeks of the bombing in Oklahoma City where Brown's children attended school. It was thought that the characters in Brown's book had too much of a resemblance to the extremists involved in the bombing and therefore it was banned. Of course there was no way the book and bombing were related since Brown had written the book a year earlier.

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