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The Resource House of stone : a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East, Anthony Shadid

House of stone : a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East, Anthony Shadid

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House of stone : a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East
Title
House of stone
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a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East
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Anthony Shadid
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Language
eng
Summary
In 2006, Shadid, an Arab-American raised in Oklahoma, was covering Israel's attack on Lebanon when he heard that an Israeli rocket had crashed into the house his great-grandfather built, his family's ancestral home. Not long after, Shadid (who had covered three wars in the Middle East) realised that he had lost his passion for a region that had lost its soul. He had seen too much violence and death; his career had destroyed his marriage. Seeking renewal, he set out to rebuild the house that held his family's past in the town they had helped settle long ago. Although the course of the reconstruction is complicated by craftsmen with too much personality, squabbles with his extended family, and Lebanon's political strife, Shadid is restored along with the house and finds that his understanding of the Middle East, which he had known chiefly in wartime, has been deepened by his immersion in smalltown life. Coming to terms with his family's emigrant experience and their town's history, the "homeless" Shadid finds home and comes to understand the emotions behind the turbulence of the Middle East. In a moving epilogue, Shadid describes returning to this house after a nearly disastrous week as a prisoner of war in Libya along with the first visit of his daughter. Shadid brings to life unforgettable characters who lives help explain not just the modern Middle East but the legacy of those who have survived generations of war. He flashes back to his family's loss of home, their suffering during their country's dark days, and their experiences as newcomers in Oklahoma. This is a book about what propels the Middle East's rage, loss of home, and what it must examine and re-find, the sense of shared community
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Shadid, Anthony
Dewey number
956.92
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  • Shadid, Anthony
  • Families
  • Lebanon
  • Middle East
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House of stone : a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East, Anthony Shadid
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000049662623
Extent
xx, 311 p. ; 21 cm.
Isbn
9781847087355
Label
House of stone : a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East, Anthony Shadid
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000049662623
Extent
xx, 311 p. ; 21 cm.
Isbn
9781847087355

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