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Gardens of Water by Alan Drew
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Reality is depressing and tragic in this novel about why Americans (Westerners) and Kurds (Muslims) will never overcome enemy status. I didn't love this book, but it is going to stay with me as a reminder of the clash between Christian and Muslim. Although it is fiction, I'm sure that the author's experience living in Turkey drove the main themes of the book. It seemed a bit presumptuous to me that an American man would attempt to write from not only a Muslim Kurd's point of view, but also from his daughter's point of view---I wonder if a Muslim Kurd read this book if he would feel well represented or not... I didn't love any of the characters in the book, but I hurt for all of them. I wished it would have ended differently--- So I'm not sure if I'd recommend this book (very sad, graphic, and depressing--and not always great writing) but I'm glad I read it and feel like I've gained another perspective on the world, which is why I read.
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