Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Twelve top books about the Syrian experience

At Signature, Keith Rice tagged twelve of the best books to understand the Syrian experience, including:
A Word for Love by Emily Robbins

Emily Robbins’s debut novel, A Word for Love, introduces us to Bea, an American exchange student living in Syria. In writing this novel, Robbins tapped into the knowledge and experience she gained during her own time in the Middle East as a Fulbright Fellow in Syria from 2007 to 2008. During that time, just before the Syrian War, she studied religion and language with a women’s mosque movement and lived with the family of a leading intellectual.
Read about the other entries on the list.

My Book, The Movie: A Word for Love.

The Page 69 Test: A Word for Love.

Writers Read: Emily Robbins (January 2017).

--Marshal Zeringue