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    (PDF FREE) [The Scar of David] By Susan Abulhawa I don't knowI'll tryThis was most certainly the most heartbreaking novel I have ever so far come to read I literally left

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    (PDF FREE) [The Scar of David] By Susan Abulhawa Read & Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Susan Abulhawa I have had a hard time trying to review this book because it affected me on so many emotional levels I almost feel like I am betraying the characters to say how much I enjoyed this book just because it was such an intense insight into a part of the world I knew so little about Abulhawa enlightened and devestated me at the turn of every page

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    (PDF FREE) [The Scar of David] By Susan Abulhawa Re reading this one for February 2016 sit in Book Club Originally read in 2011 Isn't it wonderful when a book like Mornings in Jenin inspires readers to discuss think about or research further for information in order to educate and better un

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    (PDF FREE) [The Scar of David] By Susan Abulhawa A Palestinian perspective on the conflict in the Middle East? Yes this book delivers that A good novel? No not thatThis book starts with the idyllic lives of Palestinian villagers in the early 1940s It moves on to describe their dis

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    Summary The Scar of David Susan Abulhawa ✓ 5 Free read Read & Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Susan Abulhawa I have to admit my ignorance in the continuing turmoil between Israel and Palestine It seems that it is a conflict that has been going on forever and that many people in the States are at a lose to understand so we watch the news call them al

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    Summary The Scar of David (PDF FREE) [The Scar of David] By Susan Abulhawa Disclosure Won in Goodreads giveawayI suppose this is a type of book that will get some people's panties in a twist so let me say a couple things1 Never ever listen to just one side of the story There needs to be fiction told from

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    (PDF FREE) [The Scar of David] By Susan Abulhawa Read & Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Susan Abulhawa Susan Abulhawa ✓ 5 Free read I'm speechless For non Palestinians it's important to read this novel since it summarizes the story of Palestine the story of great love and great lossFor Palestinians it's good though painful to see our miseries put into wordsMay I can write about some points of this outstanding novel laterThe lovely signature

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    (PDF FREE) [The Scar of David] By Susan Abulhawa Read & Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Susan Abulhawa Summary The Scar of David What a wonderful yet hearbreaking ride this book was Firstly I’ll start with the fact that as soon as I saw the cover and title of this book I knew I had to read it In 1993 94 I answered an add in the paper to go and work as an Au Pair for a family in Israel I can’t explain why Israel there were hunderds of adds for France Italy USA et

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Free read The Scar of David ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Palestine 1941 In the small village of Ein Had a father leads a procession of his family and workers through the olive groves As they move through the trees the green fruits drop onto the orchard floor; the ancient cycle of the seasons providing another bountiful harvestPalestine 1948 The Abulheja family are forcibly removed from their ancestral home in Ein Hod and sent to. i wrote it so my rating isn t all that relevant to readers but for what it s worth it came from a place of love and I put pieces of my heart in this narrative

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Free read The Scar of David ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Live in a refugee camp in Jenin Through Amal the bright granddaughter of the patriarch we witness the stories of her brothers one as stolen boy who becomes an Israeli soldier; the other who is sacrificing everything for the Palestinian cause will become his enemyAmal’s own dramatic story threads it’s way through six decades of Palistine Israeli tension eventually taking. A Palestinian perspective on the conflict in the Middle East Yes this book delivers that A good novel No not thatThis book starts with the idyllic lives of Palestinian villagers in the early 1940s It moves on to describe their displacement into a refugee camp where the main character Amal is born From there it mostly follows her life up until the early 2000s Amal grows up in the camp but a scholarship is her ticket out and from there her life takes some interesting turns until she finally winds up back in the camp again No spoilers that s in the prologueSo here s the thing about this book It feels very raw and angry emotionally honest even where it s playing fast and loose with the facts It s one of the most manipulative books I ve ever read It s almost impossible to lose sight even for a moment of the fact that the author is Making A Point The writing on the sentence level is not bad There are some good insights and connections drawn But it s so heavy handed in its message so depressingly predictable in its tragedy so insistent in telling the reader how to feel that the agenda tends to overwhelm the novelI do think the author makes some effort to be fair The individual Jewish characters in this book are mostly not bad people But at the same time the Palestinian characters are so full of strength love and solidarity that there s barely a flaw to be found in any of them and those few flaws they have are all directly attributable to abuses suffered at the hands of Israeli soldiers And while the author doesn t exactly deny that some Palestinians have done some ugly things she also doesn t mention these things until late in the book even when chronologically they happened much earlier after these people have suffered so much apparently unprovoked abuse that it s impossible to imagine them not fighting back Even then she glosses over the uglier stuffSo the manipulation of the timeline the idealization of the Palestinians and their pre 1948 lives and the selectivity about where the book goes all make it difficult to trust Abulhawa even though much of what she tells us is probably true My impression is that she assumes her readers have already heard the Israeli side and she s here to give us the Palestinian side No doubt this is true of many readers but I expect from a novel than a slanted answer to slanted media reports There are places where the book tries to rise above that most notably one of the scenes with David toward the end of the book but much often it simply rants about IsraelIf that were the only problem with the book I d probably still give it 3 stars But then there s the writing The narration leaps without any apparent rhyme or reason between first and third person between two different first person narrators between past and present tense Writing Yousef s POV in first person present tense was a particularly ill considered decision resulting in passages like I reach my hand to touch But he backs away Later not now I am sure that it was not a dream Got that And there s this constant fast forwarding and rewinding to tell an entire subplot in a paragraph as if the author s afraid we won t remember some plot element by the time it reappears And then the narration jumps around and skips over tons of time It was cool that Amal and I share an alma mater It would have been cooler if a single word had been said about her time thereIn the end I m conflicted about this book I did cry at the end sucker for dramatic death scenes that I am There are interesting plot elements there s a good story in there somewhere I did learn a bit I do think there s a lot of truth to what s presented in this book and that the author could have made her points and effectively without being so heavy handed But this just isn t the novel that it could have been

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Free read The Scar of David ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Her into exile in Pennsylvania in America Amal’s is a story of love and loss of childhood marriage parenthood and finally the need to share her history with her daughter to preserve the greatest love she has Richly told and full of humanity Mornings in Jenin forces us to take a fresh look of one of the defining political conflicts of our time It is an extraordinary debut. Disclosure Won in Goodreads giveawayI suppose this is a type of book that will get some people s panties in a twist so let me say a couple things1 Never ever listen to just one side of the story There needs to be fiction told from the Palestinian point of view just as there needs to be fiction told from the Israeli point of view2 Who wants just to read books that don t challenge them3 It really isn t biased Okay had to say that Mornings in Jenin is actually a surprising good novel It also is amazingly compelling I don t say this because of the subject matter but because of the style I don t usually like it when writers tell and do not show Abulhawa does this for large sections of the novel and this is part of the reason why I gave the book four stars and not five The style does not however fully get in the way of the story I read the book in a day and literally could not put it down for the last 150 pages Abulhawa switches points of view so it isn t always telling Additionally she could be drawing on a Palestinian or Arab or Middle Eastern tradition that I m not familiar with The other two almost minor flaws in the novel are that some of plot twists aren t really twists and to be fair Abulhawa doesn t seem to expect them to be I also felt that the style in about 50 pages of the book felt like a lecture but I can understand why The other flaw is that the love between the main character Amal and her husband does not seem as real or even as believable as the love Amal s brother has with his wife Those passages are some of the most beautiful in the novelThose three flaws aside the book is very very good What is most impressive is the even handed tone that Abulhawa takes It s true the Israelis are the villains here But Hello it s written from a Palestinian viewpoint What Abulhawa should get full credit for is the case for peace and understanding this book makes The book ends in part with a marvelous and poignant image Large sections of the book are about loss not just the loss of life and place but the loss of friendship and of family Amal s father for instance had a friendship with a Jewish settler and we see the effect of the conflict on this friendship Abulhawa also makes nice use of the theme of Moses Abulhawa doesn t usually judge for the reader she lets the reader judge She trusts her storytelling and she respects the reader She doesn t worry about what the reader s viewpoint prior to reading the novel might be Instead Abulhawa stays focuses on the story and her themes one of which is how violence begets violence another is understandingI m glad Bloomsbury published this book and I m sorry that I missed this book when it was published by a small press

  • Paperback
  • 331
  • The Scar of David
  • Susan Abulhawa
  • English
  • 12 June 2020
  • 9781408805879