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The flying carpet of small miracles : a woman's fight to save two orphans

Author: Hala Jaber
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Zahra, age three, and Hawra, only a few months old, were the only survivors of a missile strike in Baghdad in 2003 that killed the rest of their family. In London, foreign correspondent Hala Jaber was preparing to head to Iraq to cover the emerging war. After ten years spent trying to conceive, Jaber and her husband had finally resigned themselves to a childless future. Now she intended to bury her grief in her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Named Person: Hala Jaber; Hala Jaber
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hala Jaber
ISBN: 0670069612 9780670069613
OCLC Number: 865280395
Notes: "Viking Canada."
Description: 282 pages
Responsibility: Hala Jaber.

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Zahra, age three, and Hawra, only a few months old, were the only survivors of a missile strike in Baghdad in 2003 that killed the rest of their family. In London, foreign correspondent Hala Jaber was preparing to head to Iraq to cover the emerging war. After ten years spent trying to conceive, Jaber and her husband had finally resigned themselves to a childless future. Now she intended to bury her grief in her work, with some unusually dangerous reporting. Once in Iraq, though, Jaber found herself drawn again and again to stories of mothers and children, a path that led her to an Iraqi children's hospital--and to Zahra and Hawra and their heart-wrenching story. Almost instantly Jaber became entwined in the lives of these girls, and in a struggle to advocate on their behalf that reveals far more about the human cost of war than any news bulletin ever could.--From publisher description.

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