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A Girl Made of Dust

Paperback. Pub Date :2009-04-02 Pages: 320 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK A rich and beautiful novel set during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the early 1980s. and based on the authors personal experiences of the conflict.Eight- year-old Ruba lives in a village outside Beirut.From her family home. she can see the buildings shimmering on the horizon and the sea stretched out beside them.She can also hear the rumble of the shelling - this is Lebanon in the 1980s and civil war is tearing the country apart.Ruba. however. has her own worries.Her father hardly ever speaks and spends most of his days sitting in his armchair. avoiding work and family.Her mother looks so sad that Ruba thinks her heart might have withered in the heat like a fig.Her elder brother. Naji. has started to spend his time with older boys - and some of them have guns.When Ruba decides she h...

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