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The Scar of David

The Scar of David

(2006)
(Mornings in Jenin)
A novel by

 

"A powerful and heartbreaking book."
Esther Freud


A heart-wrenching, powerfully written novel that could do for Palestine what The Kite Runner did for Afghanistan.

Forcibly removed from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp. There, exiled from his beloved olive groves, the family patriarch languishes of a broken heart, his eldest son fathers a family and falls victim to an Israeli bullet, and his grandchildren struggle against tragedy toward freedom, peace, and home. This is the Palestinian story, told as never before, through four generations of a single family.

The very precariousness of existence in the camps quickens life itself. Amal, the patriarch's bright granddaughter, feels this with certainty when she discovers the joys of young friendship and first love and especially when she loses her adored father, who read to her daily as a young girl in the quiet of the early dawn. Through Amal we get the stories of her twin brothers, one who is kidnapped by an Israeli soldier and raised Jewish; the other who sacrifices everything for the Palestinian cause. Amal's own dramatic story threads between the major Palestinian-Israeli clashes of three decades; it is one of love and loss, of childhood, marriage, and parenthood, and finally of the need to share her history with her daughter, to preserve the greatest love she has.

Previously published in a hardcover edition with a limited run under the title The Scar of David, this powerful novel is now available in a fully revised, newly titled paperback edition. The deep and moving humanity of Mornings in Jenin forces us to take a fresh look at one of the defining political conflicts of our lifetimes.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Mornings in Jenin (Platinum Readers Circle (Center Point))
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 1-60285-736-9 / 978-1-60285-736-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
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February 2010 : USA Library Binding
Title: Mornings in Jenin
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 1-62765-973-0 / 978-1-62765-973-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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November 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Scar of David
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 0-9772078-8-9 / 978-0-9772078-8-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Journey Publications
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September 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Scar Of David
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 1-58838-198-6 / 978-1-58838-198-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: NewSouth Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Mornings in Jenin
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 1-4088-1355-6 / 978-1-4088-1355-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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February 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Mornings in Jenin
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 1-4088-0948-6 / 978-1-4088-0948-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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February 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Mornings in Jenin: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 1-60819-046-3 / 978-1-60819-046-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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February 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Mornings in Jenin
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 1-4088-0587-1 / 978-1-4088-0587-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Mornings in Jenin
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 1-5226-3465-7 / 978-1-5226-3465-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Mornings in Jenin
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon   

February 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Mornings in Jenin
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2010 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Mornings in Jenin
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 0-85735-030-7 / 978-0-85735-030-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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July 2010 : UK Audio CD
Title: Morning in Jenin
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
ISBN: 0-85735-029-3 / 978-0-85735-029-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Mornings in Jenin: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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February 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Mornings in Jenin
Author(s): Susan Abulhawa
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   



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