A Girl Made of Dust

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Harper Perennial, 2009 - Bildungsromans - 236 pages
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Eight-year-old Ruba lives in a village outside Beirut. From her family home, she can see the buildings shimmering on the horizon and the sea stretched out beside them. She can also hear the rumble of the shelling - this is Lebanon in the 1980s and civil war is tearing the country apart.

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There is nothing truly exceptional about this book. However, it is endearing. It's a very simple narration by a young girl living through the civil war in Lebanon. I'd highly recommend those who are ... Read full review

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It took me half the book to get used to the narration. First person from a 7-year-old, but it never really sounded like a 7-year-old, did it? In any case, getting past that, the childlike experience ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Born in 1972 in the Metn region of Lebanon, Nathalie and her family moved to England in 1983 when Israel invaded Lebanon. She won the Radio 4 Dotdotdot short story competition in 2001. She is the author of 'The Double in the Fiction of R.L. Stevenson, Wilkie Collins and Daphne du Maurier' (2003) and has co-edited various books for Usborne.

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