Syracuse University Press book wins 2011 National Arab American Book Award for fiction
The Syracuse University Press book, “Loom: A Novel” by Thérèse Soukar Chehade, has won the 2011 National Arab American Book Award for fiction.
About the book: As a blizzard blankets the northeast United States, burying residents and shutting down airports, the Zaydan family eagerly awaits the arrival of Eva, a cousin visiting from Lebanon after a long separation from the family. Over the course of several days, while Eva is stranded in New York City, Chehade’s nuanced story unfolds in the reminiscences and anxieties of each family member. Beautifully written and teeming with vivid portraits, Chehade’s novel is both heartfelt and wise.
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