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- DescriptionFive Kurdish sisters raised in a traditional mountain village are forced from their home by war. Two join the guerilla forces fighting for their national identity. One of them survives to emigrate to America, where she helps to establish a successful business. Two others make traditional marriages, but meet very different fates. One achieves security and status as a third wife, but the other is caught up in the wealthy society based on the drug trade. She is trapped in a spate of violent deaths. The youngest sister becomes a doctor and returns to her home in the east to help her people. Throughout their lives, their Kurdish values of courage, family hor, and fidelity to one ather sustain the sisters as they struggle to survive in a rapidly changing world.
- Author BiographyKit Anderson is a teacher and medical technologist. She has traveled in more than fifty countries, working in relief and development with a Christian mission agency She served eight years in Turkey, four of those years among the Kurdish people in the east where she made many friends. Admiring their courage in the face of violent cultural transition, she began to collect and write down the stories they told of their lives. In this book, Kit writes a story of five sisters growing up in turbulent times. Their story is a composite of the lives of many Kurdish women she knew. Herself the mother of four daughters with nine grandchildren, Kit believes that women everywhere shape their world with the same resiliance and courage her characters display in this novel.
- Author(s)Kit Anderson
- Date of Publication13/07/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight322 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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