Desiree Calderon de Fawaz

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Growing up in Mexico City was a delight. I was rather lucky to have an illustrious father who, above all, fostered the love for reading, classical music, chess and all things cultural. His family had been the cradle of many historical and artistic personalities from writers like Jose Vasconcelos to painters like Frida Kahlo. I was only 6 when he came home with an easel, canvases and my new set of oil paints. From then on, we dedicated many afternoons to learning some easy oil techniques. It didn't take much for me to get hooked and soon I had a collection of paintings that mom displayed proudly. By age 11, dad hired me to copy portions of the Dresden Codex to illustrate one of his books on Mayan archaeo-astronomy. That was, I believe, the ...more

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A Lebanese Tarwīqa

There is a commotion around the table as everyone scours for a plastic chair to sit in. I find mine, two places away from the host. I figure I want a piece of the action but, then again, also some distance as I invite my husband into the seat between us. He’s earned it. Seeing his brother for less than a month every three years does take an emotional toll on him. I know so. It transpires every... Read more of this blog post »
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Desiree Fawaz is reading The Book Thief: Loved it! Unique story from the perspective of a German girl. The narrator is death itself ( I think everyone knows this by now), it is something I loved. Quiet clever to tell you the truth. I couldn’t put the book down.
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Excellent! Amazing colors and lovely story.

I cannot think of a better time to share this book. Now more than ever, we need literature that paint the middle-east in its true colors, that of a land of peace-loving, compassionate people, people that are
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Based on the author's Americanized experience of life, it is a great commentary on the numbing effect that an "ideal" society has on an individual, to the point of dehumanization. Loving is a risk work taking. It was a wonderful book. I have to ...more
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