A Trumpet in the Wadi by Sami Michael

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Coming of age during the 1982 Arab-Israeli conflict in Lebanon, fatherless sisters Huda and Mary, Arabians living in the Jewish city of Haifa, find their lives impacted by new neighbor Alex, a trumpet-playing Jewish Russian who awakens Huda's despairing soul and prompts Mary's dangerous foray into a
 

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Sami Michael was born in Baghdad in 1926. An advocate against the oppressive regime in Iraq during World War II, he fled to Iran and made his way to Israel in 1949. The winner of numerous literary and humanitarian prizes, he is president of the Israeli Association for Human Rights and the author of eight novels, including the international bestseller Victoria. He lives in Haifa, Israel. The film adaptation of A Trumpet in the Wadi won the 2001 Israel Academy Film Award for Best Drama.
 
Published July 27, 2007 by Simon & Schuster. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a little house in the Arab quarter of Haifa, narrator Huda lives under one roof with her grandfather, her mother, and her sister Mary.

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A trip taken by the two couples to the Red Sea resort of Eilat is an uproarious highlight, and a visit by Huda and Alex to a nursing home to see Alex's ailing but tyrannical mother is a striking set-piece.

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Deseret News

Set in the period preceding the Arab-Israeli conflict in Lebanon, in the Arab quarter of the northern Israeli city of Haifa, "A Trumpet in the Wadi" is a heartrending story of love and family.

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