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The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles A Woman's Fight to Save Two Orphans review Ä 9 á [Download] ➾ The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles A Woman's Fight to Save Two Orphans ➹ Hala Jaber – The inspiring true story of a prizewinning foreign correspondent longing for a Ar 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 Ira though Jaber found herself Flying Carpet of PDFEPUB #230 drawn again and again to stories of mothers and children a path that led her to an Irai children's hospital and to Zahra and Hawra and their heart wrenching story Almost instantly Jaber became entwined in the lives of these two Irai children and in a. I enjoyed this book It's a non fiction account of Hala Jaber who was a journalist that worked with her husband in Ira 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

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Struggle to advocate on their behalf that reveals far about the human cost of war than any news bulletin ever Flying Carpet of Small Miracles PDF or 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 uniuely 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 fir. Several years ago I read Salam Pax the book version of a blog written by an Irai man about the realities of living in Baghad as it was waiting to be and then being bombed It was a horrific and at time even witty account of the human cost of war This book is another excellent account of the price war extracts from civilians written by somewhere who was there Jaber's descriptions of the destruction to life property and country are surprisingly neutral and all the effective for that What the average Baghdadi who didn't have her protection and privileges as a Western journalist suffered doesn't bear thinking about Except that Jaber makes us face it She writes of pregnant women crowding hospitals in the weeks and days before the bombing wanting to have their babies induced to avoid the risk of going into labour later when the electricity is out or a bridge or the hospital bombed She writes of children with horrific injuries and of whole families destroyed in an instant At one point she describes how the palms trees that lined the road from the airport to Bagdad have been cut down by the Americans because of the risk of snipers and bombers who hid behind them She understands why they did it but mourns the trees that have been flourishing despite being neglected for so many many years They needed nurturing she notes not destruction; just like the Irai peopleDespite this I didn't warm to Jaber herself I'm not sure the story of her infertility meshed with the bigger story of war Her mourning for her own never to be children reached the point of self indulgence as did her reaction to Zahra's death How does one love two children 'decide' to adopt them and then ignore the survivor for five years after the older one dies How can you refer to a child as 'my daughter' and then put your own grief before the child's well being And how after five years of ignoring the child do you just come back into its and assume you could adopt if you wanted Towards the end of the book Jaber finds out the story of Zahra's death and makes a comment about how could she and the girls' Grandmother bear it when they had already suffered so much By now we know Grandmother's story and self obsession implicit in the comment took my breathOverall however an excellent book smoothly written despite the difficult and emotive subject

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The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles A Woman's Fight to Save Two OrphansThe Carpet of Small Miracles PDFEPUB or inspiring true Carpet of eBook #10003 story of a prizewinning foreign correspondent longing for a child two small Irai 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 in that killed their parents and five siblings Across The Flying PDF or the world in London foreign correspondent Hala Flying Carpet of Small Miracles PDF or Jaber was preparing to head to Ira to cover the emerging w. 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 Irai 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