Amazon in Arabic by C.P.T. Jennings
In 2010 C. P. T. Jennings was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at a time when she was intensely involved with an archaeological project in southern Jordan, and had become a serious student of the Arabic language. With the paradoxical juxtaposition of adventure and serious illness as the catalyst, the author used the long months of illness and treatment to pen this affecting memoir. In it, she articulates the inevitability of profound change, the cumulative riches of an individual’s past, and the obligation to build and to renew, at any time of life and with whatever tools come to hand.