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The Resource The Bread of Angels

The Bread of Angels

Label
The Bread of Angels
Title
The Bread of Angels
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Saldana
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A riveting memoir about one woman's journey into Syria under the Baathist regime and an unexpected love story between two strangers searching for meaning. When Stephanie Saldaña arrives in Damascus, she is running away from a broken heart and a haunted family history that she has crossed the world to escape. Yet as she moves into a tumbling Ottoman house in the heart of the Old City, she is unprepared for the complex world that awaits her: an ancient capital where Sunni and Shia Muslims, Christians, Alawites, Kurds, and Palestinian and Iraqi refugees share a fragile co-existence.Soon she is stumbling through the Arabic language, fielding interviews from the secret police, and struggling to make the city her own. But as the political climate darkens and the war in neighboring Iraq threatens to spill over, she flees to an ancient Christian monastery carved into the desert cliffs, where she is forced to confront the life she left behind. Soon she will meet a series of improbable teachers: an iconoclastic Italian priest, a famous female Muslim sheikh, a wounded Iraqi refugee, and Frédéric, a young French novice monk who becomes her best friend.What follows is a tender story of a woman falling in love: with God, with her own life, with a country on the brink of chaos, and with a man she knows she can never have. Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, The Bread of Angels celebrates the hope that appears even in war, the surprising places we can call home, and the possibility of true love
Summary
"In 2004, twenty-seven-year-old Stephanie Saldana traveled to Damascus, Syria, on a Fulbright fellowship to study the role of the prophet Jesus in Islam. She was also fleeing a broken heart. It was not an ideal time to be an American in the Middle East--the United States had recently invaded Iraq, refugees were flooding into Damascus, and dark rumors swirled that Syria might be next to come under American attack. Miserable and lonely, Stephanie left Damascus to visit an ancient Christian monastery carved into the desert cliffs. In that beautiful, austere setting, she confronted her wavering faith and met Frédéric, a young French novice monk. As they set out to explore the mysteries entwining Christianity and Islam, Stephanie slowly realized that she had found God again--and that she was in love with Frédéric. But would Frédéric choose God or Stephanie?"--Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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341064
Cataloging source
DLC
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Saldana, Stephanie
Dewey number
  • 956.914
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of love and faith in Damascus
Label
The Bread of Angels
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a85024b6-0cde-40ab-bc99-378b2e71d329
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385532648
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Bread of Angels
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a85024b6-0cde-40ab-bc99-378b2e71d329
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385532648
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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