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    • The Map of Salt and Stars

    • By: Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
    • Narrated by: Lara Sawalha
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    It is the summer of 2011, and Nour has just lost her father to cancer. Her mother, a cartographer who creates unusual, hand-painted maps, decides to move Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. But the country Nour's mother once knew is changing, and it isn't long before protests and shelling threaten their quiet Homs neighborhood. More than 800 years earlier, Rawiya, 16 and a widow's daughter, knows she must do something to help her impoverished mother. Restless and longing to see the world, she leaves home to seek her fortune.

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    • By Elisa Larche-Ciesla on 05-09-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Map of Salt and Stars

    • By: Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
    • Narrated by: Lara Sawalha
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Nour is a young Syrian girl who has lost her father to cancer. Wanting to be close to her relatives, Nour's mother - a cartographer who makes beautiful hand-painted maps - moves her family back to the city of Homs. Nour's father was a real storyteller, and he told her that the roots of the trees connect to the ground across the world. She knows they left her father in the ground back in America, so she starts telling him the ancient fable of Rawiya, whispering it into the ground so he might hear. Rawiya left her home dressed as a boy in order to explore the world. 

    Regular price: $21.81