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Dixie spent eleven years in the Middle East, six of them in Occupied Palestine, as part of her husband's extended family, listening as they shared much of the refugee experience with her. Recently she visited refugee camps on the West Bank, including Kalandia, where she listened to the stories of many of the women. These experiences inspired her first two novels.

The amazing life of her grandmother, Lola, inspired her third novel released in August, 2012.


Average rating: 4.20 · 20 ratings · 12 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
It's Just Lola
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Born a Refugee: A Novel of ...
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The 5th Wish
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Activists hold flags as they protest latest demolitionsToday another Palestinian village has been hit by devastating home demolitions. Sixty-six people were made homeless, including 36 children in the community of Ain el-Helwe in the Jordan Valley.The Jordan Valley has been continuously inhabited for 11,000 years. It has been home to Canaanites for thousands of years, and now many of their des... Read more of this blog post »
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