House of Stone

House of Stone

A Memoir of Home, Family, and A Lost Middle East

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In spring 2011, Anthony Shadid was one of four New York Times reporters captured in Libya, cuffed and beaten, as that country was seized by revolution. When he was freed, he went home. Not to Boston or Beirut -- where he lives -- or to Oklahoma City, where his Lebanese-American family had settled and where he was raised. Instead, he returned to his great-grandfather's estate, a house that, over three years earlier, Shadid had begun to rebuild.
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2012
ISBN: 9781455156641
Branch Call Number: 306.0956 SHA
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (12 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.


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Jul 25, 2015

A sensitive and mournful autobiography mixed with the story of a town, a country, a region, and a civilisation.

ChristchurchLib Dec 12, 2012

"When two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid visited the abandoned house his great-grandfather had built in southern Lebanon, he decided to restore the nearly 100-year-old two-story abode. In this memoir, he explores renovation, war, home, family, and change. In his great-grandfather's day, Christians (like his relatives) and Muslims resided peacefully together - but for years now, the town has been affected by often-violent conflicts, including 18 years of Israeli occupation. Just before the publication of this "complicated, elegiac, beautiful" (Kirkus Reviews) memoir earlier this year, the amazingly talented Shadid died from an apparent asthma attack while reporting in Syria." Armchair Travel December 2012 Newsletter

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