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The Nightingale by Morgana Gallaway
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Sep 01, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: arc, iraq
Read in May, 2009

Wow. I loved this book. It occurs during the present day Iraqi war. Readers are introduced to Leila, a young woman living in Mosul who has high hopes and dreams for herself. She strives to become educated and pursue a career as a doctor. However, her parents are trying desperately to marry her off to her repulsive cousin. Her father is a terrorist and after getting a job on an American military base as a medical assistant and a translator, Leila is torn between two worlds. Her father encourages her to spy on the Americans and the Americans want her to turn in her father. Either decision she makes betrays someone, either her father who is randomly killing and full of hate or her new American friends and co workers who do not understand her country or religion, not to mention the handsome American Major she is falling in love with. The last couple of chapters are very fast paced and full of action as Leila's father commits a horrifying crime, making her an accomplice to terrorism. Will the choice she makes in the end be the right one? I sense a sequel here also.
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message 1: by Irene (new) - added it

Irene Great review! Have added it to my TBR list! Thanks for the recommendation.


Tara Chevrestt Thanks. I am keeping my eyes on this author in hopes she writes another one. LOL


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