The Blue Between Sky and Water

The Blue Between Sky and Water

Book - 2015
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In the small Palestinian farming village of Beit Daras, the women of the Baraka family inspire awe. Nazmiyeh is brazen and fiercely protective of her clairvoyant little sister, Mariam, with her mismatched eyes, and of their mother, Um Mahmoud, known for the fearsome djinni that sometimes possesses her. When the family is forced by the newly formed State of Israel to leave their ancestral home, only Nazmiyeh and her brother survive the long road to Gaza. Amidst the violence and fragility of the refugee camp, Nazmiyeh builds a family, navigates crises, and nurtures what remains of Beit Daras's community. But her brother continues his exile's journey to America, where, upon his death, his granddaughter Nur grows up alone, in a different kind of exile, the longing for family and roots eventually beckoning her to Gaza.

Internationally bestselling author Susan Abulhawa's powerful new novel explores the legacy of dispossession across continents and generations. With devastatingly clear-eyed vision of political and personal trauma, The Blue Between Sky and Water is the story of flawed yet profoundly courageous women, of separation and heartache, endurance and renewal.

Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, c2015
ISBN: 9781632862211
Branch Call Number: FIC Abul
Characteristics: ix, 293 pages ; 23 cm


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Martha C Dolman
Feb 15, 2016

I really enjoyed this lovely mystical tale of love and loss and life affirming hope. The strength of the women of this family is encouraging for a future of peace in the region.

dbboys Oct 21, 2015

This is a beautifully written novel. Throughly enjoy it.

Jul 01, 2015

well written enjoyed


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Jul 01, 2015

sherylfinn thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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