House of stone : a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East / Anthony Shadid.

Shadid, Anthony. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 11 copies at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 4 copies at Anderson County Library System.

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Anderson - Anderson Main Library B Shadid Anthony (Text) 22960000502145 Biography Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library B Shadid Anthony (Text) 27093814 Biography Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780547134666 :
  • ISBN: 0547134665 :
  • Physical Description: xviii, 311 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: In 2006, Shadid, an Arab-American raised in Oklahoma, was covering Israel's attack on Lebanon when he heard that an Israeli rocket had crashed into the house his great-grandfather built, his family's ancestral home. Not long after, Shadid (who had covered three wars in the Middle East) realized that he had lost his passion for a region that had lost its soul. He had seen too much violence and death; his career had destroyed his marriage. Seeking renewal, he set out to rebuild the house that held his family's past in the town they had helped settle long ago. Although the course of the reconstruction is complicated by craftsmen with too much personality, squabbles with his extended family, and Lebanon's political strife, Shadid is restored along with the house and finds that his understanding of the Middle East, which he had known chiefly in wartime, has been deepened by his immersion in smalltown life. Coming to terms with his family's emigrant experience and their town's history, the "homeless" Shadid finds home and comes to understand the emotions behind the turbulence of the Middle East. Provided by publisher.
Subject: Shadid, Anthony > Family.
Family > Lebanon.
Home > Lebanon > History.
Lebanon > Emigration and immigration > Social aspects.
Middle East > Social conditions.