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The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles: A Woman's Fight to Save Two Orphans epub –

The Inspiring True Story Of A Prizewinning Foreign Correspondent Longing For A Child, Two Small Iraqi Children In Need Of A Mother, And What Love And Grief Can Teach Us About Family And Hope Zahra, Age Three, And Hawra, Only A Few Months Old, Were The Only Survivors Of A Missile Strike In Baghdad InThat Killed Their Parents And Five Siblings Across The World, In London, Foreign Correspondent Hala Jaber Was Preparing To Head To Iraq To Cover The Emerging War After Ten Years Spent Trying To Conceive And Struggling With Fertility Problems, Jaber And Her Husband Had Finally Resigned Themselves To A Childless Future Now She Intended To Bury Her Grief In Her Work, With Some Unusually Dangerous Reporting Once In Iraq, Though, Jaber Found Herself Drawn Again And Again To Stories Of Mothers And Children, A Path That Led Her To An Iraqi Children S Hospital And To Zahra And Hawra And Their Heart Wrenching Story Almost Instantly Jaber Became Entwined In The Lives Of These Two Iraqi Children, And In A Struggle To Advocate On Their Behalf That Reveals Far About The Human Cost Of War Than Any News Bulletin Ever CouldBeautifully Written And Deeply Moving, The Flying Carpet Of Small Miracles Presents A Genuinely Fresh Insight And Perspective From A Woman Who, As An Arab Living And Working In The West, Is Able To Uniquely Straddle Both Worlds In Its Attention To The Emotional Experiences Of Women And Children Whose Lives Are Irrevocably Changed By War, Jaber S Story Offers Hope For Redemption For Those Caught In Its Cross Fires

10 thoughts on “The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles: A Woman's Fight to Save Two Orphans

  1. says:

    Hala Jaber una giornalista, ma soprattutto una donna che si sente vuota per non aver mai avuto figli La bambina sul tappeto volante la testimonianza vera e tangibile di una giornalista, una donna che ha vissuto e vive da vicino la tragedia dell Iraq, la guerra irachena che continua a dilaniare molte famiglie Proprio i membri, le uniche sopravvissute, ovvero due bambine i cui nomi sono Zahra e Hawra, saranno il fulcro del suo viaggio e della sua missione Una missione che diventa sinonimo di vita, di speranza, di supporto e sostegno verso gli altri.Quella di Hala Jaber la battaglia di chi ha fatto del giornalismo un obiettivo, venendo incontro a persone in difficolt , ma anche di chi, dopo molte battaglie, riesce finalmente ad accettare il suo destino.

  2. says:

    Written by a Muslim woman of Beirut, a journalist for the Sunday Times of London, married to a blond Brit photographer Her empathy for the families of war torn Iraq are heartbreaking I have admiration for her as a journalist, putting herself in danger again and again But wonder how she could have held a 3 month old baby, considered it to be hers, and then ignored it for 6 years The explanation of dealing with the guilt and grief of loosing the 3 year old sister after only six months was not enough to excuse that.I have adopted and could recommend it to that circle of friends.

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    This book wasn t on my to read list, but I saw it on the shelf at the library a few weeks ago and it ended up coming home with me I have a heart for adoption and absolutely love hearing reading adoption stories so I thought this would be another uplifting, inspirational, happily ever after kind of read It wasn t Yes, this is the story of Hala Jaber s attempt to rescue two orphans from war torn Iraq, but than that it s an insider s look at the harsh reality of war and the effects of war on women, children and the elderly I was absolutely captivated by the first nine chapters They broke my heart, they challenged my conservative Republican perspective on war and they inspired me to dig deeper and do some research of my own to find out if the atrocities Hala Jaber writes about are a fair representation of what took place Unfortunately, I found the story a little dry from chapter ten on As I read about the bond between Hala, Grandmother and Hawra I couldn t help but feel that there was a piece of the puzzle missing I found some of the later chapters to be a little repetitive and at times a little melodramatic I found some of Hala s musings on her maternal affections for Hawra a little hard to believe not that I doubt her love for the little girl, but I just think it was poorly explained I was also put off by the very strong anti American bias present throughout the book Hala Jaber even admits to it in chapter seventeen.That said, this book is an excellent read and I highly recommend it Anyone who is interested in politics, the war in Iraq, life in the Middle East post 9 11, American foreign policy, etc should read it Anyone who loves children should read it, too.

  4. says:

    I saw this book in the biography section on my way out of another trip to the library I grabbed it on a whim, recognizing the Arabic name of the author, and feeling in the mood to read about the Middle East I expected it to be a fun read, but not something that would change my life or the way I see the world On the contrary, this book, which I read in 24 hours, opened my eyes again Jaber is a talented writer to say the least, it is easy to see how she won all the awards she did Through that, I loved watching her change as the book progressed She began with a lot of selfishness in her outlook, and I was frustrated with her for that But as the years passed I watched her grow into a truly selfless, loving, beautiful woman who would do anything for Zahra and Hawra, even if it was not what she would wanted or what seemed best from her initial, visceral perspective The viewpoints expressed by all the different characters were wonderful too, I felt that I truly walked in the shoes of Iraqi parents, foreign correspondents, and military doctors, respecting each viewpoint even at the end of the book than I did at the beginning This is an excellent book to show the phases of the human heart, themes of love as a universal force, and championing the ideas of self sacrifice and true love I highly recommend this book.

  5. says:

    I enjoyed this book It s a non fiction account of Hala Jaber who was a journalist that worked with her husband in Iraq It tells of her disappiontment in not having children of her own and becoming attached to 2 little girls who lost their immediate family to a suicide bomber It goes on to tell of her inner conflict of whether it would be good to adopt the girls or let them stay with what family they have left.

  6. says:

    informative in some respects but annoying It was mistitled and not a woman s fight to save two orphans at all.

  7. says:

    very interesting read so far.quite heartbreaking.finished this 26th April further thoughts to follow

  8. says:

    self indulgent came across as playing with children s lives for her own needs

  9. says:

    A story of an infertile female set in the war zones of Iraq For someone who has read on what accompanies war this might be a bit of a bore But otherwise, the author brings out a story of loss, coping and acceptance It was also a quick and easy read.

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