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Recommended books (5)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Asia Challenge were written by authors from lebanon. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

1.

House of Stone : A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Asia / Lebanon flag Lebanon
Description:
A journalist traces the story of his family's effort to rebuild an ancestral home in Lebanon amid political strife and how the work enabled a greater understanding of the emotions behind Middle East turbulence.

2.

Samarkand : A Novel by Amin Maalouf EN

Rating: 4     9 Votes
Country: Asia / Lebanon flag Lebanon
Description:
The life of Omar Khayyam, the 11th Century Persian poet who wrote The Rubaiyaat, chronicling his adventures and romances. The novel is in two parts, the second describing the manner in which the manuscript reached the West.

3.

The Locust and the Bird : My Mother's Story by Hanan Al-Shaykh EN

Rating: 3     6 Votes
Country: Asia / Lebanon flag Lebanon
Description:
Kamila is nine years old when she is taken from the poverty of her childhood village in southern Lebanon to Beirut. She has never learned to read or write though she longs to go to school. Stories, poetry and film are her passion - and a beautiful boy called Muhammad. They fall in love before Kamila is forced into an arranged marriage, despite her tears and screams. She is only fourteen years old. On her wedding night her first daughter is conceived; four years later, Hanan is born. Kamila and Muhammad continue to see each other in secret, risking their lives. It is eight years before Kamila c... continue
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Recommended: 03 Mar 2022

4.

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran EN

Rating: 5     3 Votes
Country: Asia / Lebanon flag Lebanon
Description:
Kahlil Gibran's masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. It has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies. The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran's musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, s... continue
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Recommended: 03 Mar 2022

5.

The Story of Zahra by Ḥanān Shaykh EN

Rating: 2.5     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Lebanon flag Lebanon
Description:
Zahra, a young Lebanese woman haunted by memories of abuse by her parents, enters into a loveless marriage in West Africa and then returns to war-torn Beirut
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Recommended: 03 Mar 2022


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