House of Stone

House of Stone

[a Memoir of Home, Family, and A Lost Middle East]

Audiobook CD - 2012
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When Anthony Shadid, one of four New York Times reporters captured in Libya, was freed, he went home to an ancient estate built by his great-grandfather. For two years previous, he had worked to reconstruct the house and restore his spirit after both had weathered war. Now he tells the story of the house's re-creation, recovering the lives that have passed through it. He juxtaposes past and present as he traces the house's renewal along with his family's flight from Lebanon to America.
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audio, p2012
ISBN: 9781455156610
Branch Call Number: CD 306.0956 SHA NVD
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 12 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Shah, Neil 1976-

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Jul 25, 2015

A sensitive and mournful autobiography mixed with the story of a town, a country, a region, and a civilisation.

ChristchurchLib Dec 12, 2012

"When two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid visited the abandoned house his great-grandfather had built in southern Lebanon, he decided to restore the nearly 100-year-old two-story abode. In this memoir, he explores renovation, war, home, family, and change. In his great-grandfather's day, Christians (like his relatives) and Muslims resided peacefully together - but for years now, the town has been affected by often-violent conflicts, including 18 years of Israeli occupation. Just before the publication of this "complicated, elegiac, beautiful" (Kirkus Reviews) memoir earlier this year, the amazingly talented Shadid died from an apparent asthma attack while reporting in Syria." Armchair Travel December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=578249

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