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Author Shadid, Anthony, author

Title House of stone : a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East / Anthony Shadid

Publ Info Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
 CCRI-Lincoln  HQ663.9 .S53 2012    AVAILABLE
 RIC  HQ663.9 .S53 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HQ663.9 .S53 2012    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HQ663.9 .S53 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript xviii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note "In 2006, Shadid, an Arab-American raised in Oklahoma, was covering Israel's attack on Lebanon when he heard that an Israeli rocket had crashed into the house his great-grandfather built, his family's ancestral home. Not long after, Shadid (who had covered three wars in the Middle East) realized that he had lost his passion for a region that had lost its soul. Seeking renewal, he set out to rebuild the house that held his family's past in the town they had helped settle long ago. Shadid is restored along with the house and finds that his understanding of the Middle East, which he had known chiefly in wartime, has been deepened by his immersion in smalltown life. He flashes back to his family's loss of home, their suffering during their country's dark days, and their experiences as newcomers in Oklahoma. This is a book about what propels the Middle East's rage, loss of home, and what it must examine and re-find, the sense of shared community"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Families -- Lebanon
Home -- Lebanon -- History
Lebanon -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects
Middle East -- Social conditions
Shadid, Anthony -- Family
ISBN 9780547134666 (hardback)
0547134665 (hardback)