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Title:Dreamers of the Day
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Mary Doria Russell
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:253
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Historical, Egypt

Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Dreamers of the Day I suppose I ought to warn you at the outset that my present circumstances are puzzling even to me Nevertheless I am sure of this much My little story has become your history You won t really understand your times until you understand mine So begins the account of Agnes Shanklin the charmingly diffident narrator of i Dreamers of the Day i And what is Miss Shanklin s little story Nothing less than the creation of the modern Middle East at the Cairo Peace Conference where Winston Churchill T E Lawrence and Lady Gertrude Bell met to decide the fate of the Arab world and of our own A forty year old schoolteacher from Ohio Agnes has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as the Peace Conference convenes Agnes enters into the company of the historic luminaries who will in the space of a few days at a hotel in Cairo invent the nations of Iraq Syria Lebanon Israel and Jordan As Agnes observes the tumultuous inner workings of nation building she is drawn more and more deeply into geopolitical intrigue and toward a personal awakening With graceful and effortless prose Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long rich history of the Middle East through a story that brilliantly elucidates today s headlines i Dreamers of the Day i is a memorable and passionate novel

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