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Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo
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Jan 02, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011

Loved this book. It's one of the first books that I feel really gave me a window into the lives of people living in the Middle East. The premise is simple. An American journalist from New York marries a Lebanese born man, and he gets a job working as an American correspondent in Baghdad in 2003, after the end of the war.

This book really tells you what life was like in Beirut and Baghdad. It's full of Middle Eastern history and culture. The author also spends a lot of time talking about the food and how food acts as a way to bring people together. Reading this book made me crave Middle Eastern food and I'm now obsessed with learning how to cook some of the dishes.

One of my good friends is living in Beirut and I learned more about the city from this book than from our conversations.

It took me a long time to read this book because there was so much in it, but I really enjoyed it and learned a lot.
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