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Who created it? Fleming, Melissa (Melissa R.), author.
What's it called? A hope more powerful than the sea : one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival / Melissa Fleming.
Who published it? New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.
©2017
Edition info! First edition.
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Location Call No. Status
 SPANISH RIVER Nonfiction  956.9104231 Fle  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 274 pages ; 22 cm
What's it about? Adrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight, Doaa Al Zamel floated with a small inflatable water ring around her waist and clutched two children who had been thrust into her arms by their drowning relatives. Once an average Syrian girl, her life was upended in 2011 by the events of the Arab Spring, and the sinking of the overcrowded refugee boat was where her struggle for survival really began. Fleming uses Zamal's diaries to shed light on the most pressing humanitarian crisis of our time.
What's in it? A childhood in Syria -- The war begins -- The siege of Daraa -- Life as a refugee -- Love in exile -- The engagement -- Deal with the devil -- The nightmare begins -- All that is left is the sea -- Rescue at the dying hour.
Helpful subjects! Refugees -- Syria.
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011-
Syria -- Emigration and immigration.
Europe -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Zamel, Doaa Al, 1995-
Dar‘ (Syria) -- Biography.
Survival at sea -- Mediterranean Sea -- History -- 21st century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Services.
Special numbers! 9781250105998 hardcover
1250105994 hardcover
40026811870
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