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27 popular lebanese books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Asia Challenge" were written by authors from Lebanon. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine EN

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An obsessive introvert in Beirut, eschewed by her family and neighbors for her divorced status and lack of religious reverence, quietly translates favorite books into Arabic while struggling with her aging body until an unthinkable disaster threatens what little life remains to her. By the best-selling author of The Hakawati. 20,000 first printing.

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An Unsafe Haven by Nada A. Jarrar EN

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'Captivating ...There's a breadth of humanity in An Unsafe Haven which is very moving. I loved the sense of Lebanon and of what is unique and precious about the Arab world' Helen Dunmore Hannah has deep roots in her hometown of Beirut, where she lives with her American husband, Peter. Just when they thought they had gotten used to the upheavals in Lebanon, the war in neighbouring Syria enters its fifth year, and the region's increasingly fragile state throws their daily lives into chaos. A chance meeting with a Syrian woman and her son in a busy street forces Hannah to face the worsening refug... continue

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Balthasar's Odyssey by Amin Maalouf EN

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There are ninety-nine names for God in the Koran, is it possible that there is a secret one-hundredth name? In this tale of magic and mystery, of love and danger, Balthasar's ultimate quest is to find the secret that could save the world. Before the dawn of the apocalyptic 'Year of the Beast' in 1666, Balthasar Embriaco, a Genoese Levantine merchant, sets out on an adventure that will take him across the breadth of the civilised world, from Constantinople, through the Mediterranean, to London shortly before the Great Fire. Balthasar's urgent quest is to track down a copy of one of the rarest a... continue
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Beirut by Samir Kassir EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Lebanon flag Lebanon
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Beirut is a tour de force that takes the reader from the ancient to the modern world, offering a dazzling panorama of the city's Seleucid, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and French incarnations. Kassir vividly describes Beirut's spectacular growth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, concentrating on its emergence after the Second World War as a cosmopolitan capital until its near destruction during the devastating Lebanese civil war of 1975-1990. --from publisher description.

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Brieven in de nacht by Hoda Barakat NL

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Lebanon flag Lebanon
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Sombere brieven, zonder adres of afzender, geschreven door mensen die gevlucht of verbannen zijn aan een geliefd iemand.


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De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage EN

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In this explosive, captivating portrait of life in a war zone, two young men must choose their futures: to stay in the war-torn Beirut and consolidate power through crime, or to go into exile abroad, alienated from the only existence they have known.

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Der Prophet. Der Narr. Der Wanderer by Khalīl Ǧibrān DE

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Die Parabeln und Gleichnisse des libanesischen Dichterphilosophen Khalil Gibran erzählen in betörend schlichter Sprache von der menschlichen Suche nach Wahrheit und Aufrichtigkeit, berichten von Liebe und Freundschaft und geben einsichtsvolle Antworten auf die existentiellen Fragen des Lebens. Dieser Band versammelt Gibrans berühmteste Werke Der Prophet, Der Narr und Der Wanderer in neuer Übersetzung.
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Hotline by Dimitri Nasrallah EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / Lebanon flag Lebanon
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A 2023 Canada Reads Finalist Longlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize A vivid love letter to the 1980s and one woman's struggle to overcome the challenges of immigration. It's 1986, and Muna Heddad is in a bind. She and her son have moved to Montreal, leaving behind a civil war filled with bad memories in Lebanon. She had plans to find work as a French teacher, but no one in Quebec trusts her to teach the language. She needs to start making money, and fast. The only work Muna can find is at a weight-loss center as a hotline operator. All day, she takes calls from people responding to ad... continue



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