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A Girl Made of Dust

(2008)
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Awards
desmond elliott prize Best Book (nominee)
A rich and beautiful novel set during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the early 1980s, and based on the author's personal experiences of the conflict. Ten-year-old Ruba lives in a village outside Beirut. From her family home, she can see the buildings shimmering on the horizon and the sea stretched out beside them. She can also hear the rumble of the shelling -- this is Lebanon in the 1980s and civil war is tearing the country apart. Ruba however has her own worries. Her father hardly ever speaks and spends most of his days sitting in his armchair, avoiding work and family. Her mother looks so sad that Ruba thinks her heart might have withered in the heat like a fig. Her elder brother, Naji, has started to spend his time with older boys -- and some of them have guns. When Ruba decides she has to save her father, and when she uncovers his secret, she begins a journey which takes her from childhood to the beginnings of adulthood. As Israeli troops invade and danger comes ever closer, she realises that she may not be able to keep her family safe. This is a first novel with tremendous heart, which captures both a country and a childhood in turmoil.

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Hardback Editions

July 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Girl Made of Dust
Author(s): Nathalie Abi-Ezzi
ISBN: 0-8021-1895-X / 978-0-8021-1895-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Girl Made of Dust
Author(s): Nathalie Abi_Ezzi
ISBN: 0-385-66753-1 / 978-0-385-66753-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Paperback Editions

January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Girl Made of Dust
Author(s): Nathalie Abi-Ezzi
ISBN: 0-385-66754-X / 978-0-385-66754-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Girl Made of Dust
Author(s): Nathalie Abi-Ezzi
ISBN: 0-8021-4487-X / 978-0-8021-4487-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Girl Made of Dust
Author(s): Nathalie Abi-Ezzi
ISBN: 0-00-725904-2 / 978-0-00-725904-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Girl Made of Dust
Author(s): Nathalie Abi-Ezzi
ISBN: 0-00-725903-4 / 978-0-00-725903-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Girl Made of Dust
Author(s): Nathalie Abi-Ezzi
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Girl Made of Dust
Author(s): Nathalie Abi-Ezzi
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   



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