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©2019 JENNIFER KLEPPER

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SUGGESTED READING

In researching for my novel, I found a wealth of resources on the history of Syria, the lives of Syrians, and the lives of Syrians in America. I'd share my copies of these books with everyone if I could, but I'll settle for spreading the word about them instead.

THE HOME THAT WAS OUR COUNTRY: A MEMOIR OF SYRIA

By Alia Malek

A sweeping story of Syrian history and Syrian family, brilliantly told. Malek, a Syrian-American journalist and civil rights attorney, returned to her family's home in Damascus during the Arab Spring, seeing an opportunity to restore her grandmother's home just as the country itself was being restored. History proved otherwise, as civil war ensued, and Malek found it easier to recapture the memories of her family than the hope of a nation.

THE CROSSING: MY JOURNEY TO THE SHATTERED HEART OF SYRIA

Samar Yazbek

Exiled by the Syrian government, journalist Samar Yazbek secretly returned to her country to witness and report on the Syrian Revolution.

A COUNTRY CALLED AMREEKA

By Alia Malek

Snapshots of U.S. history told through the lives of Arab-Americans.