The Return To Beirut
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Sybil, a young American, meets her grandmother in Beirut for the first time as Lebanon stands on the brink of civil war. Andre Chedid's hymn for a dying country uses flashbacks, memories and images to depict the smells, sights and sounds of the Lebanon before and during the conflict.
Paperback, 158 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Serpent's Tail
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I enjoyed the the author's style very much. It reminds us all of the kindness of love and the cruelty of war.
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Andrée Chedid was a French poet and novelist of Christian Lebanese descent.

When she was ten, she was sent to a boarding school, where she learned English and French. At fourteen, she left for Europe. She then returned to Cairo to go to an American university. Her dream was to become a dancer. She got married to a physician when she was twenty-two, with whom she has two children: Louis Chedid, now...more
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