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The Blue Between Sky and Water

(2015)
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It is 1947, and Beit Daras, a quiet village in Palestine surrounded by olive groves, is home to the Baraka family. Eldest daughter Nazmiyeh looks after her widowed mother, prone to wandering and strange outbursts, while her brother, Mamdouh, tends to the village bees. Their younger sister, Mariam, with her striking mismatched eyes, spends her days talking to imaginary friends and writing.

When Israeli forces gather outside the town's borders, nobody suspects the terror that is about to descend. Soon the village is burning, and, amid smoke and ash, the family must take the long road to Gaza, in a walk that will test them to their limits.

Sixty years later Mamdouh's granddaughter, Nur, is living in America. She falls in love with a married man, a doctor who works in Palestine, and follows him to Gaza. There she meets Alwan, the mother of Khaled - a boy trapped in his own body, unable to wake up from a deep blue dream. It is through her that Nur will at last discover the ties of kinship that transcend distance - and even death.

The Blue Between Sky and Water is a story of powerful, flawed women; of relocation, separation, and heartache; of renewal, family, endurance, and love. Susan Abulhawa brings a raw humanity and delicate authority to the story of Palestine in this devastatingly beautiful tale.

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March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blue Between Sky and Water
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 1-4104-8745-8 / 978-1-4104-8745-2 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Blue Between Sky and Water
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ISBN: 1-4088-6510-6 / 978-1-4088-6510-1 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blue Between Sky and Water
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ISBN: 1-63286-221-2 / 978-1-63286-221-1 (USA edition)
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June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blue Between Sky and Water
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ISBN: 1-63286-222-0 / 978-1-63286-222-8 (USA edition)
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blue Between Sky and Water
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 1-4088-6512-2 / 978-1-4088-6512-5 (UK edition)
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blue Between Sky and Water
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ISBN: 1-4088-6511-4 / 978-1-4088-6511-8 (UK edition)
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June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Blue Between Sky and Water
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 1-5113-6878-0 / 978-1-5113-6878-0
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November 2015 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Blue Between Sky and Water
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 1-5113-2356-6 / 978-1-5113-2356-7
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Title: The Blue Between Sky and Water
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Title: The Blue Between Sky and Water
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