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    PDF FREE [The Fig Orchard] I read this book a couple of weeks ago and I deliberately left it to review I wanted to give it a good amount of time to settle over my soul What I feel when I think of The Fig Orchard is sadness not because this was an overly sad book don’t get me wrong I did cry like a baby or a bad book no it makes me sad because no one is reading itW

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    PDF FREE [The Fig Orchard] I won this book in a GOODREADSCOM giveaway on December 31 2013 The author mailed a copy to me and I received it on January 3 2013 The book was so interesting that I am glad that I started it immediately upon receiptThis story takes place in Palestine before World War I A young girl Nisrina is raised in a society that frowns upon the education of women She is raised by her coldhearted father but taken under t

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    PDF FREE [The Fig Orchard] Layla Fiske has painted a beautiful picture of a world I really never stopped to consider; the Holy Land in the years before during and after World War I She leaves the reader with no doubt that she knows the customs the dress the food and the climate of the time and the place Her characters are human in their failings and in the

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    Layla Fiske ¸ 1 DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS µ SJMEDIA.CO ¸ Layla Fiske READ & DOWNLOAD The Fig Orchard This book frustrated me to no end I kept saying Where is this lady's editor I kid you not one out of every ten sentences is a fragment I guess that's her writing style but it's maddening And the rabbit trails Just when the plot was getting exciting she'd go into the whole life story of a minor character The length could

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    PDF FREE [The Fig Orchard] Layla Fiske's historical fiction novel The Fig Orchard is an amazing and captivating read She describes life in the Middle East so vividly that another culture unfolds before your eyes Nisrima stays strong through life's u

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    CHARACTERS µ SJMEDIA.CO ¸ Layla Fiske PDF FREE [The Fig Orchard] Layla Fiske ¸ 1 DOWNLOAD Our book club just read the Fig Orchard and we all loved it What an amazing read I instantly connected to the main character Nisrina and as the story unfolded I felt both her pain and her passion It is sensuous an

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    CHARACTERS µ SJMEDIA.CO ¸ Layla Fiske Layla Fiske ¸ 1 DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD The Fig Orchard Let me start this review by saying that I am a voracious reader When I get into a book I devour it That said when my mom first read this book and raved about it I was still hesitant to read it I didn't think that it would be a story to my liking Still I purchased it on my Kindle to read before our book club gets together to discuss it I waited and waited But I finally sat down to read it and I was captured f

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    CHARACTERS µ SJMEDIA.CO ¸ Layla Fiske PDF FREE [The Fig Orchard] Thank you to the Goodreads First Reads giveaways program for putting The Fig Orchard into my hands It is such a gift for book lovers to “win” the opportunity to own read and review books before they are released to or re

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    READ & DOWNLOAD The Fig Orchard Layla Fiske ¸ 1 DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS µ SJMEDIA.CO ¸ Layla Fiske An excellent first novel by author Layla Fiske The book has an interesting and somewhat overlooked historical setting the Arab Christian community of Palestine in the first part of the 20th century before World War II The Middle East front of World War I which pitted the Ottoman Turkish empire rulers of Palestine against Great Britain rulers of Egypt is not well known other than through the story of Lawrence

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    PDF FREE [The Fig Orchard] This book had me right from the beginning It's one of those stories that had me thinking of it several times through the day; even wa

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DOWNLOAD ´ The Fig Orchard Round her Beautifully written this sweeping epic of love and friendship longing and the hope of redemption is woven into a colorful tapestry that comes alive against the vibrant backdrop of life in early twentieth century Middle East With its haunting and deeply affecting ending THE FIG ORCHARD will remain in the hearts and minds of its readers long after the last page is turne An excellent first novel by author Layla Fiske The book has an interesting and somewhat overlooked historical setting the Arab Christian community of Palestine in the first part of the 20th century before World War II The Middle East front of World War I which pitted the Ottoman Turkish empire rulers of Palestine against Great Britain rulers of Egypt is not well known other than through the story of Lawrence of Arabia but plays an important part in this story However the book is primarily focused on the life of a Palestinian woman her family and those in the Palestinian Christian community with whom she interacts Her life spans a period during which traditional Palestinian Christian society changes as a result of the forces of modernity particularly in terms of the place of women within that societyThe story itself is filled with interesting plot turns and situations The many characters are tied together in a way that reminds me of a Charles Dickens novel in which coincidence and chance often lead their lives to become intertwined The bittersweet haunting and somewhat mysterious ending makes me wonder if a seuel is forthcoming but in a way I hope not

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DOWNLOAD ´ The Fig Orchard The unforgettable story of a woman splintered by war and cultural s desperately struggling to hold her family together THE FIG ORCHARD is a rich compelling epic of love heroism family and empowerment In an isolated tradition bound village high above the Jordan River balancing delicately amidst age old superstitions and religious orthodoxy Nisrina Huniah a fifteen year old girl I read this book a couple of weeks ago and I deliberately left it to review I wanted to give it a good amount of time to settle over my soul What I feel when I think of The Fig Orchard is sadness not because this was an overly sad book don t get me wrong I did cry like a baby or a bad book no it makes me sad because no one is reading itWhat it s about The unforgettable story of a woman splintered by war and cultural s desperately struggling to hold her family together THE FIG ORCHARD is a rich compelling epic of love heroism family and empowerment In an isolated tradition bound village high above the Jordan River balancing delicately amidst age old superstitions and religious orthodoxy Nisrina Huniah a fifteen year old girl is torn between innocent imaginings and looming apprehensions as she marries a man she has never met only to fall in love on the night they are wed Her joy takes a heart wrenching turn when the encroaching World War fiercely shatters her reality propelling her on an unexpected journey where she develops friendships that ultimately alter her perception of herself and the world around her Beautifully written this sweeping epic of love and friendship longing and the hope of redemption is woven into a colorful tapestry that comes alive against the vibrant backdrop of life in early twentieth century Middle East With its haunting and deeply affecting ending THE FIG ORCHARD will remain in the hearts and minds of its readers long after the last page is turnedWhat I thoughtThis is a beautiful coming of age story about a strong girl in a time and place where women s rights meant nothing women were things to be owned and controlled It is about love and how love can heal you whether it be the love of a husband a child or a friendAs I said it was beautiful the writing is wonderful detailed magical and realistic I was whisked off to a time and place I have never really thought about set in the Middle East I was made to think about the long lasting effects of WW1 even in the small towns It was obvious that the author knew what she was talking about and had done her research They do say write what you know and Layla Fiske did that so well my god the food sounded so real I was hungry the whole time reading this When I wasn t reading It I was thinking about reading it trying to find an extra 5 minutes here and there The character development was outstanding and heartbreaking and everything just had a real sense of realism to it It was a bit predictable in places but you know what I didn t careMy heart just broke for Nisrina than once It was a hard life for her growing up no real mother and a father that couldn t stand to look at her She was used as a maid baby sitter and tolerated at best till she came of age and was sold off as uick as look at you Jabran was fascinated with Nisrina from the first moment he saw her and he knew as soon as he could he would make her his bride He was a gentle old soul with a sense and understanding of the world that many men didn t have after a life time He just wanted to live his life love his family and tend to his fig orchardI loved that after her childhood she found real love with Jabran I felt it and believed it I believed he loved her with his whole being he saw her for her not just as a women to be owned and bear his children He loved the woman she was and was happy spending the rest of his life loving her but that all changed when one day he was taken and enslaved into Turkish armyMy only real complaint is I hungered for interaction between Nisrina and Jabran I wanted to hear their talks and see their lovebtw when I say see I don t mean the sexy bits I am rather pleased they were left out I don t think they would have added anything to this story I just wanted interaction between the twoOn a side note I do find it hard to read historical books with my modern day brain I find my inner feminist comes out and I want to rage at the injusticeslol than once I had to remind myself that this is set in a very different time and placeOver all this book has made its way into my heart and onto my favorite shelf It is one that I know I will read again and highly recommend it to EVERYONE Twenty uestions An Introduction to Philosophy girl I read this book a couple of weeks ago and I deliberately left it to review I wanted to Seinlanguage give it a Lost and Fondue A Cheese Shop Mystery #2 good amount of time to settle over my soul What I feel when I think of The Fig Orchard is sadness not because this was an overly sad book don t Who Were the Wright Brothers? 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  • Paperback
  • 450
  • The Fig Orchard
  • Layla Fiske
  • English
  • 05 February 2020
  • 9780989455404