The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles
Author: Hala Jaber
Publisher: Viking Canada
Price: $32.00 (Hardcover)
Hala Jaber finds the struggles in her private life intertwine with the vocation of her public one in her latest work. After trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child with her husband, the journalist couple relocate to Baghdad to report on the 2003 American invasion of Iraq. There, they find themselves honing in on the child victims of war, taking special notice of sisters Zahra and Hawra who are the sole survivors of a bombing that killed their family. Despite the children’s serious physical and emotional injury, Jaber and her husband aim to save them, while raising awareness of the cost of combat on the young.