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The Tears Of Sheba: Tales Of Survival And Intrigue In Arabia

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Loyalty, honour, murder, Bedouin, family feuds and survival in a setting reminiscent of the Arabian Nights Yemen in the 1960s was a society where loyalty, blood ties and honour meant everything, yet murder, forced marriages, family feuds and public beheadings were common.
Paperback, 386 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Wiley,
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Mary Coons
I found The Tears of Sheba to be very disjointed and confusing. I was under the impression the book was about the author's life, which it was, but more so about so many other people. It could have been edited down to a much smaller volume without losing anything. There were many instances, I felt, when she wrote/included stories that had nothing to do whatsoever with the storyline.

I did however enjoy the epilogue. I felt that was very well done and a very good testimony to the barriers she faced...more
LDB
This was an intersting book that was part memoir/part history of Yemen. Readers can see Yemen's history and culture through the eyes of the author and those the author knows. It was an interesting read but was but a taste of Yemen's history and culture. I will have to read more to learn about this interesting country!
Anna
Insight to widely unknown culture and memoirs of a women, who survived civil war. There are public beheadings and forced marriages in country where blood ties and family loyalty is very important. A clash of this culture with American style.
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