There is love, yet no one enjoying its bliss without being eluded by its fragility.
This love roots itself in Bab al-Shams, the cave where Yunes and his wife, Nahilah, met secretly over the decades of their marriage.
Well, truth to tell, there was one subplot that stretched credulity in the interest of creating an artful story.
One of my favorite books I've ever read! Truly a beautiful piece of literature. Elias Khoury is a fantastic author and I'm looking forward to reading more of his books.Published 7 months ago by RB
This book was such a treat. Khoury is such a talented storyteller, and this epic tale is his masterpiece. Wonderful.Published 12 months ago by person
The reviews of this book have been so laudatory that I began reading fully expecting to be swept away. Read morePublished on April 10, 2011 by labfs39
A book having to do with war, upheavel and the enduring drive of humans to carry on. While this book is touted as supporting the palestinian cause, its underlying theme can be seen... Read morePublished on November 26, 2010 by Terri Salas
Occasionally you come across a great book by a great author and after reading 10-15 pages you realize that you could never write a novel like this, the prose, the detail, the... Read morePublished on September 30, 2008 by Utah Blaine
Really a wonderful read - Khoury gives us the people inside the statistics. Reading "700,000 refugees" doesn't make the average person feel much, but Gate of the Sun gives us the... Read morePublished on February 10, 2008 by Linda R. Petrilli