A bold new voice from Saudi Arabia spins a fascinating tale of four young women attempting to navigate the narrow straits between love, desire, fulfillment and Islamic tradition. In her debut novel Rajaa Alsanea reveals the social, romantic, and sexual tribulations of four young women from the... read more
“She refused to let her heart perceive how little Firas valued her and how ready he was to forsake her. She had committed the cardinal mistake of the lover, tying her mind and heart in blindfolds so they could not see unwanted messages fro the beloved. p252”Sadeem
“Nothing is harder than the life of a woman who finds herself torn between the man who loves her and a man she loves.”Khalil Gibran
“Those who want us, our souls resent them and those whom we want, fate refuses to give to us.”Norah Al-Hawshan
“Take the one who loves you, not the one who you love. The one who loves you will always have you in his eyes, and he'll make you happy. But the one you love will knock you around and torment you and make you run after him all the time. p275”Gamrah
1. I Shall Write of My Friends
2. The Girls Rally Round Gamrah's Big Day, in Their Own Way
3. Who is Nuwayyir?
4. What Did That Jerk Do to Gamrah on That Night?
5. Waleed and Sadeem: A Typical Love Story from Contemporary Saudi Life
6. Lamees, the One and Only!
7. The Legends of Street No. 5
8. On Those Who Do Not Marvel at the Marvelous
9. Treasure in a Poem
10. When Grief Becomes Pleasure
11. Um Nuwayyir's Classification of Human Populations
12. A Life That..."Could Be Worse"
13. The Face-off: Between She Who is Worthy and She Who is Worthless
14. Of Michelle and of Faisal I Will Tell You
15. My Heart! My Heart!
16. Is This Emotional Stability?
17. All I Need Is Another Saudi!
18. A Society Riddled with Contradictions
19. Among the Stars...Above the Clouds
20. Return to Um Nuwayyir
21. Fatimah the Shiite
22. Michelle Meets Up with Matti
23. An Adventure Not to Be Forgotten
24. Firas: The (Near) Perfect Man!
25. It's a Boy!
26. The Chatting World: A Whole New World
27. Sultan Al-Internetti
28. Had Matti Fallen for Her? And She for Him?
29. Firas Is Different
30. Same Old Same Old Gamrah
31. Gossiping About MEN!
32. The Migrating Bird
33. Abu Musa'ed and His Fine Print
35. The Aquarius
36. Michelle Frees Herself of All Constraints
37. A Man Just Like Any Other?
38. Patience Is the Key to Marriage
39. Pages from the Sky-Blue Scrapbook
40. Hamdan, the Cute Guy with the Pipe
41. A Message for "F"
42. Lamees Marries the First and Only Love of Her Life
43. Today He's Back
44. Life after Lamee's Marriage
45. Sadeem's Addiction
46. And Now...Welcome Tariq the Lover
47. The Best Closure Ever
48. The "Getting Over Them" Phase
49. Graduation Ceremony
50. Advice Spun from Gold: Take the One Who Loves You, Not the One You Love!
Epilogue: Between You and Me
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