An American writer joins her husband, a contractor/consultant working in Iraq, to live in Amman, Jordan, and keeps a diary of day-to-day events. Out of this emerge so many stories of the pain and frustration of a forgotten world dating from a half-century earlier—the Palestinians who fled Israel in the ’48 and ’67 wars. In both cases — whether the Iraqi war or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — she finds herself squarely within the enemy camp and seeks to find out why that is, delving into the history and layering it within the quotidian. In so doing, she discovers that, for these Arabs, fairness rules in the face of injustice and inclusiveness is much preferred to jihad. In the end, her quest leads her to Israeli Ambassador, Jacob Rosen, who clings to the status quo and Prince Hassan, the uncle of the reigning monarch — who symbolizes, for her, the falcon — a man whose goal is a regional solution.
The Falcon Diaries: An American in Jordan is a memoir written by the incredible author Emily Lodge and wow, what a story she shares with us readers! Emily Lodge will take us readers on her journey in Jordan and all that occurred during this time, as she kept a journal that will reveal many truths, some of them hard ones and the result is exceptional.
I adore memoirs because they give the reader insight into a person’s fascinating life but I love memoirs with travel themes (for example ones that take us to a new country unfamiliar to us) because the reader is whisked away on a journey and if the author of such a memoir is brilliantly descriptive about the places he and or she visits, the reader will feel as if they are right there experiencing every moment the author is. The Falcon Diaries: An American in Jordan written by the extraordinary Emily Lodge is just this type of read as it is an incredibly powerful memoir that whisks the reader away to Jordan.
The reader thanks to the author’s impeccable descriptions will feel as if they are right there and that is rare for an author to accomplish so the fact that Emily has shows us, readers, that she is an incredibly talented author who knows how to transfix her readers with ease. That is why I already have to implore you lovely readers to have a read of The Falcon Diaries: An American in Jordan because you will never come across another book like it! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
The Falcon Diaries: An American in Jordan is a sensational, poignant and informative memoir that will introduce the reader to Emily Lodge, the writer, narrator and focus of this book. Emily, an American will share her day to day diary of when she joined her husband, a contractor, and consultant, to live with him in Jordan. What follows is a moving, accurate and informative journey of what it was like to live in Jordan between 2006 and 2007 and this book lovers is the short premise of the sensational and unmissable The Falcon Diaries: An American in Jordan!
The profoundness in Emily’s story is sensational and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book because of how emotive Emily’s journey was as well as the history she tells. I found myself reading The Falcon Diaries: An American in Jordan at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing; Emily’s remarkable literature will have you turning the pages at an alarming rate, and I adored how she was able to do this.
As well as Emily writing her story in an extremely compelling way, she also is excellent at describing the settings and places in this book. Emily’s beautifully descriptive writing of Jordan will make the reader feel as if they are right there; this is how I felt and because I did I felt as if I was with Emily on her journey and that for me was incredibly beautiful as well as transformative and informative.
To conclude, The Falcon Diaries: An American in Jordan is a remarkable, memorable and informative story that readers are going to love so I, of course, have to award this superb book five stars! So please, if you love memoirs and historical ones then have a read of The Falcon Diaries: An American in Jordan, you will not regret it!
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