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The Resource A word for love, Emily Robbins, (large print)

A word for love, Emily Robbins, (large print)

Label
A word for love
Title
A word for love
Statement of responsibility
Emily Robbins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is said there are ninety-nine Arabic words for love. Bea, an American exchange student, has learned them all: in search of deep feeling, she travels to a Middle Eastern country known to hold the "The Astonishing Text, " an ancient, original manuscript of a famous Arabic love story that is said to move its best readers to tears. But once in this foreign country, Bea finds that instead of intensely reading Arabic she is entwined in her host family's complicated lives--as they lock the doors, and whisper anxiously about impending revolution. And suddenly, instead of the ancient love story she sought, it is her daily witness of a contemporary Romeo and Juliet-like romance--between a housemaid and policeman of different cultural and political backgrounds--that astonishes her, changes her, and makes her weep. But as the country drifts toward explosive unrest, Bea wonders how many secrets she can keep, and how long she can fight for a romance that does not belong to her. Ultimately, in a striking twist, Bea's own story begins to mirror that of "The Astonishing Text" that drew her there in the first place--not in the role of one of the lovers, as she might once have imagined, but as the character who lives to tell the story long after the lovers have gone
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robbins, Emily
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O315234
LC item number
W67 2017b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American students
  • Manuscripts, Arabic
  • Syria
Label
A word for love, Emily Robbins, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967201258
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
363 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498465
Lccn
2016059117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a563494
  • (OCoLC)967201258
Label
A word for love, Emily Robbins, (large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967201258
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
363 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498465
Lccn
2016059117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a563494
  • (OCoLC)967201258

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