[bksvol-discuss] Submitted/fiction

  • From: "Deborah Murray" <murray.deborah@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015 17:03:09 -0500

Hi all,

I've just submitted for proofing "The Blue Between Sky And Water: A Novel"
by Susan Abulhawa.

It's been read and spell-checked. All headers stripped, page numbers/chapter
titles present/protected, fonts adjusted.

304 pages.


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.


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