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The flying carpet of small miracles: a woman's fight to save two orphans 2 editions

Cover of: The flying carpet of small miracles by Hala Jaber
About the Book

The inspiring true story of a prizewinning foreign correspondent longing for a child, two small Iraqi girls in need of a mother, and what love and grief can teach us about family and hope.Zahra, age three, and Hawra, only a few months old, were the only survivors of a missile strike in Baghdad in 2003 that killed their parents and five siblings. Across the world, in London, foreign correspondent Hala Jaber was preparing to head to Iraq to cover the emerging war. After ten years spent trying to conceive, Jaber and her husband had finally resigned themselves to a childless future. Now she intended to bury her grief in her work, with some unusually dangerous reporting. Once in Iraq, though, Jaber found herself drawn again and again to stories of mothers and children, a path that led her to an Iraqi children’s hospital—and to Zahra and Hawra and their heart-wrenching story. Almost instantly Jaber became entwined in the lives of these girls, and in a struggle to advocate on their behalf that reveals far more about the human cost of war than any news bulletin ever could.Beautifully written and deeply moving, The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles presents a genuinely fresh insight and perspective from a woman who, as an Arab living and working in the West, is able to uniquely straddle both worlds. In its attention to the emotional experiences of women and children whose lives are irrevocably changed by war, Jaber’s story offers hope for redemption for those caught in its cross fires.

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Library of Congress DS79.76 .J312 2009
Dewey 956.7044/3092, B

2 editions First published in 2009

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Cover of: The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The flying carpet of small miracles
2009, Riverhead Books
The flying carpet of small miracles
in English

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