Highlights Sold in nineteen countries A best-selling literary masterpiece from a Palestinian-American writer
Will appeal to fans of The Kite Runner and those interested in and affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
1948: The lives of the Abulheja family are changed forever when they are forcibly removed from their ancestral home in Ein Hod and sent to live in a refugee camp in Jenin. Through Amal, the bright granddaughter of the patriarch, we witness the stories of her brothers: one, a stolen boy who becomes an Israeli soldier; and the other, who as a result of sacrificing everything for the Palestinian cause, becomes his brother’s unwitting enemy. Amal’s own dramatic story weaves its way between these strands, covering six decades of Palestinian-Israeli tension, and eventually taking her into exile in the US. This is a moving and powerful novel that will have an enormous impact on all those who read it.
Susan Abulhawa Susan Abulhawa was born to refugees of the Six-Day War of 1967. She moved to the US as a teenager, graduated in biomedical science and established a career in medical science. In July 2001, she founded Playgrounds for Palestine. Mornings in Jenin is her first novel and has been published in nineteen countries. She lives in Pennsylvania with her daughter.