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SUMMARY The Map of Salt and Stars

The Map of Salt and Stars

READ & DOWNLOAD The Map of Salt and Stars ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Zeyn Joukhadar ☆ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD SUMMARY The Map of Salt and Stars It is the summer of 2011 and Nour has just lost her father to cancer Her mother a cartographer who creates unusual hand painted maps decides to move Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family But the country Nour’s mother once knew is changing and it isn’t long before protests and shelling threaten their uiet Homs neighborhood When a shell destroys Nour’s house and almost takes her life she and her family are forced to choose stay and risk violence or flee as refugees across seven countries. There have been uite a few novels written over the last several years about the refugee experience mostly how they are trying to manage their new lives in the US This book was somewhat different with a family moving back to Syria in 2011 after the father dies This proved to be the worst possible time with a civil war looming and it tells of their harrowing and heartbreaking struggle to find safety We follow 12 year old Nour and her mother and sisters from New York to Syria to Jordan to Libya to Morocco This is yet another story with dual times alternating Nour s present day journey with another young girl Rawiya 800 years earlier The second narrative is a story within the story and it represents the beautiful bond that Nour had with her father who told her stories ever night As with many books with dual story lines I usually am drawn to one than the other I was much interested in knowing what would happen to Nour and her family than in Rawiya s adventures Maybe because of the fantasy elements of the latter story I was however taken with the connections between the stories the maps the places that home is not necessarily defined by a place but by where your family isThere are vivid descriptions of places things feelings accentuated by a form of synesthesia that causes Nour to experience these thing by colors The author provides a view a people their culture by providing an intimate look at this fictional family They put than a face on the images that we see on tv of the plight of Syrian refugees I don t pretend to understand what it s all about or to know what we should do about but I know that we can t ignore it I couldn t uite give this 5 stars because I wasn t sure how realistic the ending was Still highly recommendedI received an advanced copy of this book from TouchstoneSimon Schuster through Edelweiss

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READ & DOWNLOAD The Map of Salt and Stars ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Zeyn Joukhadar ☆ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD SUMMARY The Map of Salt and Stars Create a map of the world In his employ Rawiya embarks on an epic journey across the Middle East and the north of Africa where she encounters ferocious mythical beasts epic battles and real historical figuresA deep immersion into the richly varied cultures of the Middle East and North Africa The Map of Salt and Stars follows the journeys of Nour and Rawiya as they travel along identical paths across the region eight hundred years apart braving the unknown beside their companions as they are pulled by the promise of reaching home at la. I am going to admit I had a hard time staying with this book It was one of the cases where I would read a chapter put the book down to return later It was not that the writing was poor Point in fact the writing was amazing but the story line just could not seem to pull me into that place were time just drifted away as you became enthralled with the book Perhaps it was because of the two stoy lines that were told or even the fact that as much as I seemed to gain knowledge of the characters I just could not seem to care about them as much as I shouldThe Syrian War was a terrifying look into what conflict always does It set people as war always does adrift in the miasma of conflict fleeing to a place where life might return to normal although knowing it never would The other story took place about a thousand years before this conflict and dealt with a young girl once again trying to find a better life by disguising herself as a boy and joining a cartographer as they try to map the world of their timeAs always when a story does not work as one desires there is disappointment I know there must have been an immense amount of research and time that this author put into writing this historical novel I only wish I had been able to enjoy her efforts Thanks once again goes to my local library and its staff always providing current novels for one to read and borrow Pagbasa at Pagsulat Tungo sa Pananaliksik unknown beside their companions as they are pulled by the promise of reaching home at la. I am going to admit I had a hard time staying with this book It was one of the cases where I would read a chapter put the book down to return later It was not that the writing was poor Point in fact the writing was amazing but the story line just could not seem to pull me into that place were time just drifted away as you became enthralled with the book Perhaps it was because of the two stoy lines that were told or even the fact that as much as I seemed to gain knowledge of the characters I just could not seem to care about them as much as I shouldThe Syrian War was a terrifying look into what conflict always does It set people as war always does adrift in the miasma of conflict fleeing to a place where life might return to normal although knowing it never would The other story took place about a thousand years before this conflict and dealt with a young girl once again trying to find a better life by disguising herself as a boy and joining a cartographer as they try to map the world of their timeAs always when a story does not work as one desires there is disappointment I know there must have been an immense amount of research and time that this author put into writing this historical novel I only wish I had been able to enjoy her efforts Thanks once again goes to my local library and its staff always providing current novels for one to read and borrow

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READ & DOWNLOAD The Map of Salt and Stars ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Zeyn Joukhadar ☆ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD SUMMARY The Map of Salt and Stars Of the Middle East and North Africa in search of safety As their journey becomes and challenging Nour’s idea of home becomes a dream she struggles to remember and a hope she cannot live withoutMore than eight hundred years earlier Rawiya sixteen and a widow’s daughter knows she must do something to help her impoverished mother Restless and longing to see the world she leaves home to seek her fortune Disguising herself as a boy named Rami she becomes an apprentice to al Idrisi who has been commissioned by King Roger II of Sicily to. 35 heartwarming stars Full Disclosure I chose this book based on its stunning cover its eye catching title and the fact that the synopsis drops in the comparison to The Kite Runner Set against the backdrop of the unrest in Syria and coupled with a 12th century romance adventure tale The Map of Salt and Stars certainly sheds light on one family s story as they travel from America after their father s death to Syria only to find themselves refugees fleeing across Jordan Egypt Algeria Libya and Morocco I appreciated the author s source list and information at the back of the book the writing and characters were absolutely beautiful BUT I didn t find the story within the story that interesting Nour and her family were much captivating As well my mind began to wander around the 60% markthis really isn t the author s fault I am having one of those chaotic weeks at work and I think my mind is on other things I may just re read this again at some point to compare it to my first impressions Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review


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    SUMMARY The Map of Salt and Stars (Pdf Read) [The Map of Salt and Stars] There have been uite a few novels written over the last several years about the refugee experience mostly how they are trying to manage their new lives in the US This book was somewhat different with a family moving back to Syria in 2011 after the father dies This proved to be the worst possible time with a civi

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    Zeyn Joukhadar ☆ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD REVIEW ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Zeyn Joukhadar (Pdf Read) [The Map of Salt and Stars] 4 colorful and descriptive stars to The Map of Salt and Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ The Syrian civil war and refugee crisis stay in the forefront of my mind most days I am heartbroken I am deeply worried I am listenin

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    (Pdf Read) [The Map of Salt and Stars] REVIEW ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Zeyn Joukhadar Zeyn Joukhadar ☆ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD Bumping this up to five stars because months later the story is still crystal clear in my mind And I also went out and boug

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    (Pdf Read) [The Map of Salt and Stars] For the first time in years I think of something Mama told me when I was little that when you make a map you don’t just paint the world the way it is You paint your own Joukhadar alternates between the legendary tale of a girl battling mythological beasts across windswept dunes on her uest to “ map the lands

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    SUMMARY The Map of Salt and Stars (Pdf Read) [The Map of Salt and Stars] What kind of magic is this?God smiles through the cracks in broken things cStories are powerful but gather too many of the words of others in your heart and they will drown out your own Remember that cStones don't

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    (Pdf Read) [The Map of Salt and Stars] SUMMARY The Map of Salt and Stars 35 heartwarming stars Full Disclosure I chose this book based on its stunning cover its eye catching title and the fact that

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    (Pdf Read) [The Map of Salt and Stars] A wonderful and heartbreaking story that follows a refugee family in 2011 and an explorer in the 1200s showing how their lives parallel one another and intertwine across time and space The motif of the maps and colors were a lovely touch This was a pretty impressive debut novel with some amazing uotes in it I think I'll just leave the rest of

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    (Pdf Read) [The Map of Salt and Stars] Even painful things are often veined with blessings we can't yet see The Map of Salt and Stars was an objectively great story The ch

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    (Pdf Read) [The Map of Salt and Stars] I am going to admit I had a hard time staying with this book It was one of the cases where I would read a chapter put the book down to return l

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    REVIEW ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Zeyn Joukhadar (Pdf Read) [The Map of Salt and Stars] i finished this book last night in a sobbing mess and i dont know if i'll ever recoverthis book was incredible it follows two point of views the first a young syrian girl 12 years old i think with synesthesia as she and her family have to escape the awful syrian crisis right after they moved back from america

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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • The Map of Salt and Stars
  • Zeyn Joukhadar
  • English
  • 08 September 2020
  • 9781501169038