Search Results: "Hala Alyan"


BOOK REVIEW

SALT HOUSES by Hala Alyan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A deeply moving look inside the Palestinian diaspora."
"Nostalgia is an affliction" a character states in Palestinian-American poet Alyan's impressive first novel, which tracks the dispersal of four generations of a Palestinian family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2009

"A deeply personal account of one woman's personal demons, maternal desires and professional responsibilities in the context of contemporary Middle Eastern politics."
A British-Lebanese journalist's story of the orphaned children she encountered on assignment in Iraq, her commitment to two of those young war victims and her private struggles with infertility. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEOW by Jane Yolen
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Best where folktales are popular. (Picture book. 3-9)"
She-who-needs-no-introduction here retells several folktales from around the globe and sprinkles the collection with sayings and nursery rhymes all focusing on our feline friends. Read full book review >