West of the Jordan (Bluestreak)De (autor) Laila Halaby
en Limba Engleză Paperback – June 2003
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IndieFab awards (2003)
Laila Halaby is a deeply gifted writer. She describes complicated, culture-spanning lives in a poetic prose that is clean and compelling. There is no glossing over pain here, but the power of telling-richly human voices and the redemption of honesty.--Naomi Shihab Nye, author of 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
Laila Halaby was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to a Jordanian father and an American mother. She speaks four languages, won a Fulbright scholarship to study folklore in Jordan, and holds a master's degree in Arabic literature. Her first novel, West of the Jordan, won the prestigious PEN Beyond Margins Award. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her family.
- IndieFab awards Second Place, 2003