Naomi Shihab Nye focuses on ordinary people and ordinary situations, which, when rendered through the poems in Fuel, become remarkable. The poet imagines the border families of southern Texas, small ferns and forgotten books, Jews and Palestinians in the Middle East. Nye has written, "Lives unlike mine, you save me."
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Used availability for Naomi Shihab Nye's Fuel
June 1998 : USA Paperback
December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition