A pure heart : a novel
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Published
New York : Viking, [2019].
Status
Aurora Hills - Adult Fiction  1 available
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Format
Book
Physical Desc
305 pages ; 24 cm
Street Date
1907
Language
English
ISBN
9780525560050, 052556005X

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Subtitle taken from dust jacket.
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"A powerful novel about two Egyptian sisters--their divergent fates and the secrets of one family Sisters Rose and Gameela Gubran could not have been more different. Rose, an Egyptologist, married an American journalist and immigrated to New York City, where she works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gameela, a devout Muslim since her teenage years, stayed in Cairo. During the aftermath of Egypt's revolution, Gameela is killed in a suicide bombing. When Rose returns to Egypt after the bombing, she sifts through the artifacts Gameela left behind, desperate to understand how her sister came to die, and who she truly was. Soon, Rose realizes that Gameela has left many questions unanswered. Why had she quit her job just a few months before her death and not told her family? Who was she romantically involved with? And how did the religious Gameela manage to keep so many secrets? Rich in depth and feeling, A Pure Heart is a brilliant portrait of two Muslim women in the twenty-first century, and the decisions they make in work and love that determine their destinies. As Rose is struggling to reconcile her identities as an Egyptian and as a new American, she investigates Gameela's devotion to her religion and her country. The more Rose uncovers about her sister's life, the more she must reconcile their two fates, their inextricable bond as sisters, and who should and should not be held responsible for Gameela's death. Rajia Hassib's A Pure Heart is a stirring and deeply textured novel that asks what it means to forgive, and considers how faith, family, and love can unite and divide us"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hassib, R. (2019). A pure heart: a novel . Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hassib, Rajia. 2019. A Pure Heart: A Novel. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hassib, Rajia. A Pure Heart: A Novel New York: Viking, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hassib, Rajia. A Pure Heart: A Novel Viking, 2019.

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