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The Only Diner in the Restaurant: A Travel Writer’s Perspective on the Arab Spring

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By Daniel Hugh-Jones

Several excellent articles and books have been written concerning the revolutions of the Arab Spring, most by participants, relatives of the fallen, political analysts or foreign correspondents. Tom Chesshyre makes no claim to any of these perspectives. Instead, he deals with the subject of life during and after revolution with the light touch and charm of a travel writer.

A Tourist in the Arab Spring
By Tom ChesshyreBradt Travel Guides, Ltd.
Bradt Travel Guides, Ltd.The Globe Pequot Press Inc., 2013
The Globe Pequot Press Inc., 2013

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The American Mirage: Immigrant or “Un-American?”

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By Francis Khairallah Noble

Carlos ben Carlos Rossman, a Puerto Rican Jew, is in for a surprise. When he lands in New York Harbor in 1950, he realizes that the American melting pot is more fable than fact. In many cases, diversity is likely to make one “Un-American” rather than American. Language, culture, religion, or even something as simple as a green baseball bat, when all of the other kids own plain pine bats, can result in ostracism.

In the House UN-AmericanBy Benjamin Hollander
By Benjamin HollanderClockroot Books, 2013
Clockroot Books, 2013

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Marvelous Meanderings

By Pauline Homsi Vinson


Flying Carpets
By Hedy Habra
Greensboro, NC: March Street Press, 2012.

Hedy Habra’s “Flying Carpets” is an enchanting collection of short stories that transports the reader from a childhood in a bygone era of Egypt to scenes set alternately in the United States, France, Lebanon, and Mexico. Each story takes the reader on a magical flight spurred on by longing, loss, and the search for the intangible yet true.

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