A highly rated and gripping story from author Revital Shiri-Horowitz, Daughters of Iraq is a heartwarming family saga full of history, love, and unforgettable characters. Here's your chance to broaden your horizons and explore an exciting and touching bit of cultural history. Beautiful and poignant, this is a great story that'll stay with you!
Name: Daughters of Iraq
Rating: 4.5 stars over 26 reviews
Description: Daughters of Iraq is the compelling story of three women from the same family. It is the story of emigration from Iraq to Israel as experienced by two sisters: Violet, whom we learn about through a diary she kept after being diagnosed with a critical illness, and Farida, whose personality unfolds through her relationship with her surroundings, and with herself. The third character is Noa, Violet’s daughter and a student, a young woman in her twenties who is searching for meaning. Noa embarks on a spiritual quest to the past, so that she can learn how to build her life in the present and the future.
Reviews: "This book is a welcome addition to the canon of modern Jewish literature which is often dominated by the holocaust and events in Europe. Daughters of Iraq is a beautifully written and touching account spanning three generations of women as we learn about the migration from Iraq to Israel under the most difficult of circumstances. The prose in the book is well executed and the dialogue, which at times feels like a play, reveals very human, well-drawn characters. The historical events in the book give it a touch of authenticity, which strengthens the story, especially the nostalgic reminisces of Iraq. On the whole this is an inspirational story of hope, love, family, and life."
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