The wrong end of the telescope

Title The wrong end of the telescope
Names Alameddine, Rabih.
Book Number DB111142
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "Mina Simpson, a Lebanese doctor, arrives at the infamous Moria refugee camp on Lesbos, Greece, after being urgently summoned for help by her friend who runs an NGO there. Alienated from her family except for her beloved brother, Mina has avoided being so close to her homeland for decades. But with a week off work and apart from her wife of thirty years, Mina hopes to accomplish something meaningful, among the abundance of Western volunteers who pose for selfies with beached dinghies and the camp's children. Soon, a boat crosses bringing Sumaiya, a fiercely resolute Syrian matriarch with terminal liver cancer. Determined to protect her children and husband at all costs, Sumaiya refuses to alert her family to her diagnosis. Bonded together by Sumaiya's secret, a deep connection sparks between the two women, and as Mina prepares a course of treatment with the limited resources on hand, she confronts the circumstances of the migrants' displacement, as well as her own constraints in helping them." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Issaq, Lameece.
Local Subject General Fiction - GFI
Foreign Setting - FS
Historical Fiction - HIF
Historical Fiction - 21st Century - HIW
Exclusion - Male Narrator - MN
Exclusion - Short Book - SH
Current Talking Book Topics - TBT
LC Subject Arab American women - Greece - Fiction
Non-governmental organizations - Greece - Fiction
Physicians - Greece - Fiction
Refugees - Greece - Fiction
Refugees - Syria - Fiction
Women physicians - Fiction
Lesbos (Greece : Municipality) - Fiction
Syria - History - Civil War, 2011 - Refugees - Fiction
Female friendship - Greece - Fiction
Interpersonal relations - Greece - Fiction
Medical fiction
Political fiction
War fiction
Call Number 813.54 AFI
Language English
Original Publication Reissue of: 2022 2022 9781799793168
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