Monday, January 24, 2011

HT Recommends - Books set in 19th century Syria and Lebanon

Reader Kay asked us for the following recommendations:
My father was a first generation Syrian-American (until after WWII, when he was suddenly Lebanese). I know very little about the background of his parents and grandparents. (...)The family came from Tripoli and that general area. I’d love to read some historical fiction about life during the 1800s, especially the mid-to late 1800s.

This is an area we are not very familiar with and although we did some research we found very few titles. So we would like to ask you all for some suggestions to add to our own:

Amin Maalouf - The Rock of Tanios
Joelle Stolz - The Shadows of Ghadames
Tamar Yellin - The Genizah At The House Of Shepher

Can anyone help expanding this list?

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