This is a novel that describes the development of a Palestinian artist born in 1948. It begins with his birth coinciding with the birth of Israel. The novel alternates between the first person and... More > the third person narratives.
Mikdadi attempts to show what it is like to live in a hostile Diaspora and how his protagonist learns to survive the dysfunction caused by dispossession.
This is a moving, and at times, funny novel that celebrates the human will to keep going against any odds.< Less
Set in the colorful backdrop of the Arizona-Mexico border, Café Dulcet is an insightful story that follows Ximena "Nena" Ferrer through a closely-knit series of past and present... More > events in her life. A captivating, female-character-driven, contemporary drama that draws on a diverse array of characters to complement Nena's strong yet quirky personality, Café Dulcet is a flavorful discovery of the similarities between coffee beans and people as they go through the processes that test inherent natures and strengths, and ultimately shape and give them their flavor and purpose.
Café Dulcet is also a reminder that no matter how foreign people’s lives may seem -- their language, their experiences, their culture, their place in the world -- there is always a point of convergence. Coffee, with its global, all-senses-evoking qualities, oftentimes serves as that unifying factor.< Less
Christopher, the only bookseller in the small farm town of Low Ferry, lives an uneventful life -- until one day he encounters a shy newcomer named Lucas, and accidentally sells him the wrong book.... More > What follows is a journey for both men, in vastly different ways, set against the strange, ritualistic, magic backdrop of a midwestern winter.
A tale about the masks people wear and a meditation on the power of magic, Nameless revels in the simple pleasure of storytelling.< Less