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A pure heart, Rajia Hassib

Label
A pure heart
Title
A pure heart
Statement of responsibility
Rajia Hassib
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A powerful novel about two Egyptian sisters--their divergent fates and the secrets of one family Sisters Rose and Gameela Gubran could not have been more different. Rose, an Egyptologist, married an American journalist and immigrated to New York City, where she works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gameela, a devout Muslim since her teenage years, stayed in Cairo. During the aftermath of Egypt's revolution, Gameela is killed in a suicide bombing. When Rose returns to Egypt after the bombing, she siftsthrough the artifacts Gameela left behind, desperate to understand how her sister came to die, and who she truly was. Soon, Rose realizes that Gameela has left many questions unanswered. Why had she quit her job just a few months before her death and nottold her family? Who was she romantically involved with? And how did the religious Gameela manage to keep so many secrets? Rich in depth and feeling, A Pure Heart is a brilliant portrait of two Muslim women in the twenty-first century, and the decisionsthey make in work and love that determine their destinies. As Rose is struggling to reconcile her identities as an Egyptian and as a new American, she investigates Gameela's devotion to her religion and her country. The more Rose uncovers about her sister's life, the more she must reconcile their two fates, their inextricable bond as sisters, and who should and should not be held responsible for Gameela's death. Rajia Hassib's A Pure Heart is a stirring and deeply textured novel that asks what it means toforgive, and considers how faith, family, and love can unite and divide us"--
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Hassib, Rajia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Muslim women
  • Suicide bombings
  • Egypt
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
A pure heart, Rajia Hassib
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 307)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
BK0024246053
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 pages, 4 unnumbererd pages
Isbn
9780525560050
Lccn
2018060355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
A pure heart, Rajia Hassib
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 307)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
BK0024246053
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 pages, 4 unnumbererd pages
Isbn
9780525560050
Lccn
2018060355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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