Narrator Leila Buck gives voice to a family divided by politics yet kept together by love in this historical novel set against the backdrop of Palestine in the late 1960s. Throughout her narration, Buck uses a somber tone that hints at the coming trauma and separation. She tells listeners in a subdued voice of the family's downward spiral as they are, first, displaced from Nablus and, later, separated in war-torn Kuwait. Beginning with Salma, the matriarch, listeners experience the heartbreaking decisions facing displaced people during times of social and political instability. With a story that rings familiar in our turbulent times, Buck manages capably with her characterizations of both male and female characters. M.R. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2017]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2017
CD ISBN 9781501941535 $123.75 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781501959295 $64.75 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781501941542 $109.00
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