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I'm not saying you have to be in a state of early adult confusion to enjoy this book, just that any one who has experienced that will certainly be able to relate, and any one currently experiencing that will find hope in the author's journey. I bought it in hardcover for my sisters, my mother and each of my best friends. Every one I've suggested it to has shared my enthusiasm for it. It really is a gorgeously written tale, the kind of story that stays with you long after the last page.
I can't wait to see what she writes next!
Saldana has an incredible gift for using language. She describes her life as a Fulbright Scholar well, as well as the circumstances which allowed her to "run away. My awareness of this book began with an abridged version of the love story this memoir contains, found by my mother in the New York Times. I loved that small snippet of the book, and hoped and prayed that the full length story would be just as good as that page was.
The Bread of Angels did not disappoint. I read it almost straight through and was dumbfounded by the beauty she described, and her own beautiful prose. Her story is compelling and complicated: If you are looking for a love story, look no further.
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If you are looking to understand the relationships between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East, look no further. This memoir really has something for everyone. Beautifully written account of Saldanas search for God, herself. Atmosphere and setting, along with the authors honest searching voice drew me in and held me to the last page.
I felt like i jouneyed with her. This novel has stayed with me, has touched my soul. I loved it, I love Stephanie Saldana.
The Bread of Angels: A Memoir of Love and Faith
As the subtitle suggests, Stephanie Saldana's book is a wonderfully compelling personal story of love and faith. In the process of detailing her spiritual and intellectual journey--from San Antonio to Harvard to Damascus and Jerusalem--she draws the reader in to the colorful, hospitable, and sometimes daunting lives of Christians, Muslims and Jews in the contemporary Arabic speaking Middle East. For many readers whose perceptions are shaped largely by media coverage of violence and extremism, the human faces of a wide variety of Middle Easterners will be both refreshing and instructive.
Thoughtful, well-educated Muslim women, politically disenfranchised merchants, pious Christian pilgrims intermingle with displaced families from Iraq, Turkey and elsewhere in contemporary Damascus, the world's oldest continuously inhabited city. For all the media coverage over many decades, this book reveals how much most Americans do not know or understand about the contemporary Middle East. Those who join Saldana on her journey will be richly rewarded. Glimpses of culture shock, Christianity, Islam, and love woven together as the author lived them.
I would recommend to people wanting to better understand Islam and Syrian culture as it was peacefully lived, before war distorted and divided everything.
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See all 75 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 1 month ago. Yet as she moves into a tumbling Ottoman house in the heart of the Old City, she is unprepared for the complex world that awaits her: Soon she is stumbling through the Arabic language, fielding interviews from the secret police, and struggling to make the city her own.
But as the political climate darkens and the war in neighboring Iraq threatens to spill over, she flees to an ancient Christian monastery carved into the desert cliffs, where she is forced to confront the life she left behind. Soon she will meet a series of improbable teachers: This is the type of memoir, recounting a journey to the depths of the soul, that makes the personal universal.
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