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The Resource Salt houses, Hala Alyan

Salt houses, Hala Alyan

Label
Salt houses
Title
Salt houses
Statement of responsibility
Hala Alyan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the eve of her daughter Alia's wedding, Salma reads the girl's future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck. While she chooses to keep her predictions to herself that day, they will all soon come to pass when the family is up rooted in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967. Salma is forced to leave her home in Nablus; Alia's brother gets pulled into a politically militarized world he can't escape; and Alia and her gentle-spirited husband move to Kuwait City, where they reluctantly build a life with their three children. When Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait in 1990, Alia and her family once again lose their home, their land, and their story as they know it, scattering to Beirut, Paris, Boston, and beyond. Soon Alia's children begin families of their own, once again navigating the burdens (and blessings) of assimilation in foreign cities. Salt Houses is a debut novel asks us to confront that most devastating of all truths: you can't go home again
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1986-
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Alyan, Hala
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Culture conflict
Target audience
adult
Label
Salt houses, Hala Alyan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225899300
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780544912588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
Label
Salt houses, Hala Alyan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225899300
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780544912588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table

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