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From Death to Disparity Paperback – September 1, 2006

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About the Author

Elizabeth R. Barbiere was born and raised in Timonium, Maryland, which is in the outskirts of the city of Baltimore. An undergraduate from the University of Maryland at College Park, she was a foreign language major. She spent her junior year abroad in Avignon, France. After having obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree, she secured her first teaching job in Tunis, Tunisia where she was an instructor of English as a foreign language. The following year, Barbiere went to Paris, France to study at Sorbonne, where she completed courses in French literature and history. While still in Europe, she also went to the southernmost part of Switzerland to learn Italian, which was her minor in college. Later she went to Rome, Italy to continue her pursuit of the Italian language and culture. In 1983, Barbiere returned to her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland to continue her studies in education at Towson State University. She has since obtained a Master of Education degree. She has formulated her own courses of foreign language for adults and has taught French and Italian in various settings. Her professional background includes instruction in public and private high school, after school programs, tutoring and summer school.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bethanne Publishers (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977410609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977410606
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,969,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Denny on March 12, 2012
"From Death to Disparity" by Elizabeth Barbiere has the feel of an autobiographical novel, if not a memoir. Indeed, its best parts ring true with the authenticity of someone who has been there and lived it.

The novel is told in the third person by the narrator and lead character, Anna. The imagery, the colorful streetscapes of Tunis, the Medina, the landscapes of rural Tunisia are simultaneously first impressions and lingering memories of a young teacher of English on her first overseas job.

Anna's angst at finding herself alone in a Muslim country with conservative social practices particularly among women are forces she is up against. The school that has hired her as a "Professor" has not fully realized her youthful inexperience nor her very Western ways. Her students, most of whom are only a couple of years younger, are quick to seize the advantage when she opens up too early and discloses too much of a personal nature. Once it has happened, it's hard to pull back and regain control of her classes. Too early and too late to correct, this is the beginning of her fall from grace.

There's a parallel story running along which concerns Anna's stateside brother, Paul. In making the transition from college graduate to independent adult, Paul's life is not moving ahead as he imagined it would. Instead he is having an emotional meltdown. Just how these two parallel tales intertwine is the heart of the story.

Author Barbiere is quite perceptive in her analysis of the dissatisfaction she detects and describes with the government and policies of the longtime dictator of Tunisia.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Mendel on September 7, 2009
An extremely intimate and personal story which feels as though it must be quasi-autobiographical. It's hard to pick out clear themes, but motifs weave in and out of the story, and the reader is left struggling to make sense of them all as is the protagonist. The storyline itself is clear, and there's nothing confusing about the action, but one is left with the question 'what does it all mean', which works very well, given the subject matter.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Gilmore on May 6, 2015
The author just knocked on my door asking if I wanted to buy this book. She was upset when I stated I didn't have any cash after inquiring what the book was about. She stated it was based on her brothers experiences... And cost $10. Maybe I'll humor her and buy it for a penny.
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