An Unnecessary Woman

by Rabih Alameddine | | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780802122940 Global Overview for this book
Registered by arugh48187 of Highland Park, Illinois USA on 10/25/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by arugh48187 from Highland Park, Illinois USA on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Duplicate copy. Off it goes to see the world.

An Unnecessary Woman is a breathtaking portrait of one reclusive woman’s late-life crisis, which garnered a wave of rave reviews and love letters to Alameddine’s cranky yet charming septuagenarian protagonist, Aaliya, a character you “can’t help but love” (NPR). Aaliya’s insightful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and her volatile past. As she tries to overcome her aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left. Here, the gifted Rabih Alameddine has given us a nuanced rendering of one woman's life in the Middle East and an enduring ode to literature and its power to define who we are.

Journal Entry 2 by arugh48187 at Apple Valley, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (12/20/2018 UTC) at Apple Valley, Minnesota USA


Passing this one on via my book club's annual Christmas book game. Happy reading!

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