A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea

One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival

Large Print - 2017
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Emotionally riveting and eye-opening , A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea is the incredible story of a young woman, an international crisis, and the triumph of the human spirit.

Melissa Fleming shares the harrowing journey of Doaa Al Zamel, a young Syrian refugee in search of a better life. Doaa and her family leave war-torn Syria for Egypt where the climate is becoming politically unstable and increasingly dangerous. She meets and falls in love with Bassem, a former Free Syrian Army fighter and together they decide to leave behind the hardship and harassment they face in Egypt to flee for Europe, joining the ranks of the thousands of refugees who make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean on overcrowded and run-down ships to seek asylum overseas and begin a new life. After four days at sea, their boat is sunk by another boat filled with angry men shouting threats and insults. With no land in sight and surrounded by bloated, floating corpses, Doaa is adrift with a child s inflatable water ring around her waist, while two little girls cling to her neck. Doaa must stay alive for them. She must not lose strength. She must not lose hope.

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Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2017, ©2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410497505
141049750X
Branch Call Number: LPE 956. 9104231 ALZ F
Characteristics: 369 pages ; 23 cm

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Oct 19, 2017

Hard to put this book down! I found it to be an easy and fairly quick read, but gripping, very eye opening and heartbreaking. An insteresting story of a young woman and her experience living in and escape from war torn Syria.

kmscows Jun 30, 2017

A devastating story of Syrian refugees fleeing their beloved war-torn home and aching to go back to their country at any cost, including death.

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