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The Resource House of Stone

House of Stone

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House of Stone
Title
House of Stone
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Subject
Summary
"Wonderful . . . One of the finest memoirs I've read." — Philip Caputo, Washington Post In the summer of 2006, racing through Lebanon to report on the Israeli invasion, Anthony Shadid found himself in his family's ancestral hometown of Marjayoun. There, he discovered his great-grandfather's once magnificent estate in near ruins, devastated by war. One year later, Shadid returned to Marjayoun, not to chronicle the violence, but to rebuild in its wake. So begins the story of a battle-scarred home and a journalist's wounded spirit, and of how reconstructing the one came to fortify the other. In this bittersweet and resonant memoir, Shadid creates a mosaic of past and present, tracing the house's renewal alongside the history of his family's flight from Lebanon and resettlement in America around the turn of the twentieth century. In the process, he memorializes a lost world and provides profound insights into a shifting Middle East. This paperback edition includes an afterword by the journalist Nada Bakri, Anthony Shadid's wife, reflecting on his legacy. "A poignant dedication to family, to home, and to history . . . Breathtaking." — San Francisco Chronicle "Entertaining, informative, and deeply moving . . . House of Stone will stand a long time, for those fortunate enough to read it." — Telegraph (London)
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Shadid, Anthony
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Label
House of Stone
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:b71b88f0-805d-4536-8b55-f0a2847a4d2d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547524337
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
House of Stone
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b71b88f0-805d-4536-8b55-f0a2847a4d2d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780547524337
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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