Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | August 11, 2015

    Felicia Day: IMG Felicia Day's Playlist for You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)



    These songs go along with some of the chapters in my book You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Hope you enjoy! 1. "Sooner or Later" by... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

West of the Jordan: A Novel

by

West of the Jordan: A Novel Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A poignant novel of four Arab women; the first Bluestreak original This is a brilliant and revelatory first novel by a woman who is both an Arab and an American, who speaks with both voices and understands both worlds. Through the narratives of four cousins at the brink of maturity, Laila Halaby immerses her readers in the lives, friendships, and loves of girls struggling with national, ethnic, and sexual identities. Mawal is the stable one, living steeped in the security of Palestinian traditions in the West Bank. Hala is torn between two worldsin love in Jordan, drawn back to the world she has come to love in Arizona. Khadija is terrified by the sexual freedom of her American friends, but scarred, both literally and figuratively, by her father's abusive behavior. Soraya is lost in trying to forge an acceptable life in a foreign yet familiar land, in love with her own uncle, and unable to navigate the fast culture of California youth. Interweaving their stories, allowing us to see each cousin from multiple points of view, Halaby creates a compelling and entirely original story, a window into the rich and complicated Arab world. Laila Halaby is the daughter of 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 in Arabic literature. She lives with her family in Tucson, Arizona.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807096949
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Halaby, Laila
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
General
Subject:
Arab American families
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Jordan
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
eBooks
Grade Level:
9-13
Language:
English
Age Level:
14-18

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

West of the Jordan: A Novel
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details pages Beacon - English 9780807096949 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.