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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: 4.31 · 29 ratings · 13 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
It's Just Lola
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Born a Refugee: A Novel of ...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The 5th Wish
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