• Title: Paris Metro
  • Author: Wendell Steavenson
  • ISBN: 9780393609783
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Paris Metro From the American invasion of Iraq in to the terrorist attacks in Paris in Paris Metro is a story of East meets West Kit a reporter has spent several years after living in the Middle
    From the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 to the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015, Paris Metro is a story of East meets West Kit, a reporter, has spent several years after 9 11 living in the Middle East, working as a correspondent for an American newspaper Moving between war torn Baghdad, riots in Beirut, Syria during the Arab Spring, and Greece in the midst of a refuFrom the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 to the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015, Paris Metro is a story of East meets West Kit, a reporter, has spent several years after 9 11 living in the Middle East, working as a correspondent for an American newspaper Moving between war torn Baghdad, riots in Beirut, Syria during the Arab Spring, and Greece in the midst of a refugee crisis, she befriends insurgents, fundamentalists and soldiers, diplomats, middlemen, and monks, determined to understand and tell their story Along the way she falls in love and marries a charismatic Iraqi diplomat named Ahmed before their separation leaves Kit raising their teenage son alone in Paris.But after the Charlie Hebdo attack occurs and, a few months later, terrorists storm the Bataclan, Kit s core beliefs are shattered The violence she had spent years covering abroad is now on her doorstep What is the point of truth and tolerance when everything is blowing up around you As Kit struggles with her grief and confusion, she begins to mistrust those closest to her her friends, her husband, even her own son.Paris Metro is a taut and propulsive story of two cultures colliding under the same roof of love, betrayal, and misunderstandings within families and of the universal quest to find home.

    One Reply to “Paris Metro”

    1. cavebookreviews/Wendell Steavenson takes all of our thoughts, impressions, questions, and perceptions about life and death in the Middle East and puts them into a brilliant novel called PARIS METRO. Kit is a reporter for an American newspaper, and the story covers events from the Iraqi invasion to the Bataclan Club massacre in Paris. Kit narrates the story of her life, the people she loves, and those she meets in her travels. In 2003, Kit fell in love with Ahmed Solemani in Baghdad. At the time, [...]

    2. ***I received an ARC of this book from a librarian event.***I had a little bit of trouble getting into this one at first. Maybe there was something in the blurb that led me to believe that it was going to be more high action than it turned out being. It definitely takes a little while to get rolling, but I stuck with it because it was clear, even in the parts I didn't entirely love, that Steavenson is an incredible writer, with great command over language. When we get to the first Paris section [...]

    3. ***I won this through a giveaway***This is a really tough book for me to review. As a whole, this book reads very much like non-fiction. The fact that it covers so much recent history, made this book seem familiar, easier to understand. Steavenson’s writing is so intelligent with beautiful moments of perfectly punctuated thought. I can appreciate this book as a compilation of beautifully written recent history. Where I had trouble with this book is in the characterization. I did not feel part [...]

    4. This was a little bit difficult to get into as I was confused whether it was fiction or non-fiction by the way it was written. The story covers several years including recent events in Paris. I thought that there would be more detail of the Paris attack but at the end I found myself wanting more detail about what it would have been like in all aspects of living in Paris during the attack. I do think that the author is a gifted writer but thought this story was lacking in some areas. I would like [...]

    5. This is a win review. This is a timely story about a lady reporter who has spent the years after 9/11 working and living in the Middle East. She is covering the refugee crisis because all the unrest. She fall in love with an Iraqi diplomat and marries him. While living in Paris violence comes to her doorstep she starts to question everything in her life.

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