A Word for Love - Emily Robbins

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If there are ninety-nine Arabic words for love, then Bea, an American student, is determined to learn the meaning of each one during her stay in Syria. A Word For Love, Emily Robbins’ haunting novel, is a love story on many levels: to a country on the brink of revolution, to a family holding tight to each other as chaos looms and to a young couple trapped by circumstances beyond their control, who still find a way to share their passion. And Bea, who yearns deepen her heart, will experience the piercing beauty and pain that comes with it.