Pillars of Salt

Pillars of Salt

Pillars of Salt is the story of two women confined in a mental hospital in Jordan during and after the British Mandate. After initial tensions they become friends and share their life stories....

Title:Pillars of Salt
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781566562539
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    Pillars of Salt Reviews

  • Kristin

    Oh, how to review this book? I was excited to read this book given that it was a "new international fiction emerging voices" book from Jordan. I love reading authentic voices from non-western countrie...

  • Nick

    Nothing pleases me more in reading than to find something astonishing from a part of the world whose literature I know nothing about, doubly if the writer is a woman, still rare in many places. Fadia ...

  • kari

    A disturbing, haunting story of two women who have very little in common - just their daring to oppose their treatment, and the punishment that follows. Lyrical, intense, and painting a dark image of ...

  • Maddie

    Told through the perspective of two women, a young Bedouin living in the Jordan Valley, and a 'city woman' from Amman, as well as a male storyteller, Pillars of Salt is an interesting novel set in Jor...

  • Sara

    Not only a fascinating exploration of the kind of life many arab women face, it was also a page-turning, good read. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to get into woman-centric Arab ...

  • Boualam Fadia

    As far as I am concerned,this novel was one of the best I have read.What I liked most was Fadia Faqir use of code-swithing,particularly lexical borrowing and tranforming from Arabic,as a way of findin...

  • David

    I read this for my Arab American Women Writers class. I don't really remember what the book was about. Something about an Arab woman escaping the clutches of her cruel brother, finding love, losing lo...

  • Sarah

    Very torn about whether to go with three stars or four stars, though I'm going with four in the hopes that GoodReads may start recommending me books that actually sound interesting. Fadia Faqir (who s...

  • Reem Ka

    Let me start by just stating a fact which is that Fadia Faqir is a brilliant writer. Her style of writing just proves it every single time I read one of her novels. I just love her way of writing and ...

  • Carolyn

    This is a very interesting book in terms of the narrative perspective. There are three--one is the Storyteller, who clearly mythologizes the story of the second narrator, Maha, and does so with a clea...