Never in a Hurry: Essays on People and Places


Potluck suppers with could-be relatives, junkets to exotic locales, and the importance of strangers in our lives.
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YA-This collection of essays is an excellent addition to any library. Nye is a Palestinian American, married to a Swedish American, and has lived much of her life in San Antonio, TX. The essays are autobiographical reflections of people and places she has encountered throughout her life. She and her parents lived in Jerusalem for a year until the Six-Day War caused them to flee back to the United States; Nye and her husband have returned to her ancestral country on several occasions. The essays are short, quiet reflections on a variety of subjects. The author has the ability to perceive and describe her surroundings so skillfully that readers are drawn into these experiences and are enriched in the process. Such essays as "Favorite Cleaners, San Antonio" help readers step back, slow down, and contemplate the everyday role of the all too familiar in one's life. This collection is guaranteed to make YAs laugh, cry, reflect, or think about life from another point of view. Literature by and about the Arab experience in America is rare; to discover a well-written collection suitable for young adults is a joy.-Dottie Kraft, formerly at Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570030826
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Pages: 253
  • Sales rank: 326,892
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Growing 1
Newcomers in a Troubled Land 3
The Cookies 18
Commerce 21
Three Pokes of a Thistle 26
Thank You in Arabic 32
One Village 49
Local Hospitality 71
Grazing 82
Roses for Lubbock 86
Camel Like Only Camel 88
The Rattle of Wheels toward the Rooms of the New Mothers 101
Nineties 106
David Crockett's Other Life 110
Favorite Cleaners, San Antonio 120
Enigma 124
My Life with Medicine 127
Speaking Arabic 148
Maintenance 150
Tulips 163
Pablo Tamayo 166
The World and All Its Teeth 174
Marie 185
Keys 186
Tomorrow We Smile 190
Field Trip 198
Neighborhood Quartet in a Minor Key 203
Home Address 209
Monumental 214
Bread 216
Broken Clock 219
Poetry 221
Banned Poem 223
Women of the West 228
Used Cars on Oahu 231
Mint Snowball 242
White Coals 244
Talk, Talk, Talk 245
One Moment on Top of the Earth 249
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