Miral by Rula Jebreal audiobook

Miral

By Rula Jebreal
Translated by John Cullen
Read by Sneha Mathan

Blackstone Publishing
8.88 Hours Unabridged
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Now a major motion picture from award-winning director Julian Schnabel, starring Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) Written by the much-admired Italo-Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal, Miral is a novel that focuses on remarkable women whose lives unfold in the turbulent political climate along the borders of Israel and Palestine. In 1948, as violence erupts in Jerusalem, a young Arab woman, Hind Husseini, finds fifty-five abandoned children and faces the biggest challenge of her life—changing their destiny. She dedicates her life to providing the children with love and education, and establishes the Dar El-Tifel orphanage. As the years pass and the conflict rages on, Hind finds that—despite her best efforts—some of her older students are taking part in the violent struggle for Palestinian independence, including one of her brightest students, Miral, whose mother died tragically when her daughter was only five. Hind desperately races to save Miral from this legacy of destruction. But is she too late?

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Summary

Summary

Now a major motion picture from award-winning director Julian Schnabel, starring Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire)

Written by the much-admired Italo-Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal, Miral is a novel that focuses on remarkable women whose lives unfold in the turbulent political climate along the borders of Israel and Palestine.

In 1948, as violence erupts in Jerusalem, a young Arab woman, Hind Husseini, finds fifty-five abandoned children and faces the biggest challenge of her life—changing their destiny. She dedicates her life to providing the children with love and education, and establishes the Dar El-Tifel orphanage. As the years pass and the conflict rages on, Hind finds that—despite her best efforts—some of her older students are taking part in the violent struggle for Palestinian independence, including one of her brightest students, Miral, whose mother died tragically when her daughter was only five. Hind desperately races to save Miral from this legacy of destruction. But is she too late?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping story with nuanced characters and historical context that thoroughly humanizes the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.” Associated Press
“Packed with historical facts…A reliable refresher of the Palestinian struggle.” Publishers Weekly
“Gripping…There are few novels that show the personal conflict in such depth and complexity.” Booklist
“Many of us understand the motives of both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but neglect the stories of the individuals involved. Here, Palestinian-born Jebreal…shares the realities of these people…Jebreal’s refusal to categorize her characters as angelic or evil is refreshing…With a narrative style that recalls Chico Buarque’s Budapest, this work will appeal to lovers of political fiction, particularly when focused on the Arabic world. The novel is soon to be a major motion picture directed by Julian Schnabel, which testifies to its relevance.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Rula Jebreal

Author Bio: Rula Jebreal

Rula Jebreal is an award-winning Italo-Palestinian journalist who specializes in foreign affairs and immigration-rights issues. She was born in Haifa, Israel, studied and worked in Italy as an anchorwoman for many years, and now makes her home in New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English