House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East

Anthony Shadid


“Wonderful . . . one of many most interesting memoirs I’ve read.” — Philip Caputo, Washington Post

In the summer season of 2006, racing via Lebanon to document at the Israeli invasion, Anthony Shadid came across himself in his family’s ancestral fatherland of Marjayoun. There, he stumbled on his great-grandfather’s as soon as amazing property in close to ruins, devastated via battle. twelve months later, Shadid again to Marjayoun, to not chronicle the violence, yet to rebuild in its wake.

So starts off the tale of a battle-scarred domestic and a journalist’s wounded spirit, and of ways reconstructing the only got here to enhance the opposite. during this bittersweet and resonant memoir, Shadid creates a mosaic of prior and current, tracing the house’s renewal along the heritage of his family’s flight from Lebanon and resettlement in the USA round the flip of the 20th century. within the procedure, he memorializes a misplaced global and gives profound insights right into a transferring heart East. This paperback version comprises an afterword via the journalist Nada Bakri, Anthony Shadid’s spouse, reflecting on his legacy.

“A poignant commitment to relations, to domestic, and to background . . . Breathtaking.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Entertaining, informative, and deeply relocating . . . House of Stone will stand many years, for these lucky sufficient to learn it.” — Telegraph (London)

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