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13 edition of Once in a Promised Land found in the catalog.

Once in a Promised Land

A Novel

by Laila Halaby

  • 177 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Beacon Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social conditions,
  • Political,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • Influence,
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001,
  • Fiction / General,
  • General,
  • Arab Americans,
  • Arizona

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages338
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7945255M
    ISBN 100807083909
    ISBN 109780807083901

    A hydrologist, Jassim believes passionately in his mission to make water accessible to all people, but his work is threatened by an FBI witch hunt for domestic terrorists. Are they reconciled? What else was nagging at Marcus? By faith, all believers become children of God and Abraham and are made inheritors of the promises made to Abraham.

    In Numbersthe Hebrew word describing the group is also the word usually translated as "men" or the word usually translated as "princes". The country was divided among the tribes by lot. Few of the characters are as dramatic as those in the first books of the Old Testament, and God interferes little with human lives. Heartbreaking because you can feel the situation that these characters are trapped in.

    Jassim ends up being undermined by his wife's distractedness and the self-doubt that has begun to plague his marriage, and also by a triumvirate of small-minded office girls who launch a government investigation against him. They said, "The land we explored devours those living in it. Beacon Hill Press. The strict organization of the book emphasizes that the description of the conquests is a literary interpretation, and shows the importance within this interpretation of the idea of land.


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Once in a Promised Land book

She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her family. These metaphors are almost literally threaded between the lines and give a little insight to the lives or backgrounds of our main characters.

What would your reaction be if you hit and killed someone? Macmillan Company. Laila Halaby has captured the human condition perfectly here. In Numbersthe Hebrew word describing the group is also the word usually translated as "men" or the word usually translated as "princes".

Once in a Promised Land

But this novel is brilliant because the prose glows, sends off heat. The people repeatedly turned to false gods and suffered for it. Laila Halaby, who still dares to dream of an intact culture, has written a forceful Once in a Promised Land book that catches innocence and the hope for wholeness in the web of its complex plot and squeezes them until they bleed.

SBNp. Second, God demanded faithful worship of him Deuteronomy How do you interpret the folk tale? This is his time for meditation and being in touch with the elements of the world before he heads off to work for a company that helps manage the city's water supply.

It gives the human scale to big events and with great fluency captures the heart and soul of what it's like to be living in America in these troubling times. Eventually, they returned to the promised land, but under Israel's kings, faithfulness to God was unsteady.

The Bible describes the Promised Land as land that was promised to Abraham and his descendants. For nomadic shepherds like the Jews, having a permanent home to call their own was a dream come true.

Insightful because it allows us to see into a place that most of us don't know about. Or the adjectives lose their luster.

The territory was located in ancient Canaan, on the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Illustrated Dictionary and Concordance of the Bible.

God sent prophets to warn the people to repentending with John the Baptist. Or the adjectives lose their luster. When Jassim kills a teenage boy in a terrible accident and Salwa becomes hopelessly entangled with a shadowy young American, their tenuous lives in exile and their fragile marriage begin to unravel.

How would you have dealt with the situation if you were in Marcus's place? However, the land will not be the ultimate inheritance.Once in a Promised Land is the story of a couple, Jassim and Salwa, who left the deserts of their native Jordan for those of Arizona, each chasing their own dreams of opportunity and freedom.

Although the two live far from Ground Zero, they cannot escape the nationwide fallout from 9/ Jan 15,  · Once in a Promised Land is the story of Jassim and Salwa, who left the deserts of their native Jordan for those of Arizona, each chasing mirages of opportunity and freedom. Although the couple live far from Ground Zero, they cannot escape the dust cloud of paranoia settling over the nation.

Jan 02,  · However, the end of this passage notes that God is giving Israel the Promised Land “for all time.” The Hebrew phrase translated “for all time” is a general statement, likely in reference to God’s original promise of a land to Abraham in Genesis In Tucson, the marriage of a Jordanian couple is tested by internal and external pressures.

In her second novel, Halaby (West of the Jordan, ) explores cultural gulfs, immigrant alienation and racist stereotypes, via the relationship between Jassim and Salwa Haddad, and between the Haddads and the hildebrandsguld.com the post-9/11 mood exposes the pair to predictable scrutiny and prejudice, the Author: Laila Halaby.

"Once in a Promised Land uses the novel form to bring to life the roots of prejudice and cultural differences, making it a top pick for readers seeking something with more depth than your usual novel."—Diane C. Donovan, Midwest Book Review "Laila Halaby is a deeply gifted writer.

The Promised Land in the Bible

REVERSE ORIENTALISM: LAILA HALABY’S ONCE IN A PROMISED LAND AMANDA LLOYD ABSTRACT Laila Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land () offers instructive insight into the struggles facing Arab Americans in post 9/11 America. Specifically, Halaby inverts the Western gaze upon the Arab world; in doing so, she represents an America that is.