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The Resource A hope more powerful than the sea : one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival, by Melissa Fleming

A hope more powerful than the sea : one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival, by Melissa Fleming

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A hope more powerful than the sea : one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival
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A hope more powerful than the sea
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one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival
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by Melissa Fleming
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  • One refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival
  • Journey of Doaa Al Zamel
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eng
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"The stunning story of a young woman, an international crisis, and the triumph of the human spirit. Adrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight--just debris from the ship's wreckage and floating corpses all around--nineteen-year-old Doaa Al Zamel floats with a small inflatable water ring around her waist and clutches two children, barely toddlers, to her body. The children had been thrust into Doaa's arms by their drowning relatives, all refugees who boarded a dangerously overcrowded ship bound for Sweden and a new life. For days, Doaa floats, prays, and sings to the babies in her arms. She must stay alive for these children. She must not lose hope. Doaa Al Zamel was once an average Syrian girl growing up in a crowded house in a bustling city near the Jordanian border. But in 2011, her life was upended. Inspired by the events of the Arab Spring, Syrians began to stand up against their own oppressive regime. When the army was sent to take control of Doaa's hometown, strict curfews, power outages, water shortages, air raids, and violence disrupted everyday life. After Doaa's father's barbershop was destroyed and rumors of women being abducted spread through the community, her family decided to leave Syria for Egypt, where they hoped to stay in peace until they could return home. Only months after their arrival, the Egyptian government was overthrown and the environment turned hostile for refugees. In the midst of this chaos, Doaa falls in love with a young opposition fighter who proposes marriage and convinces her to flee to the promise of safety and a better future in Europe. Terrified and unable to swim, Doaa and her young fiance hand their life savings to smugglers and board a dilapidated fishing vessel with five hundred other refugees, including a hundred children. After four horrifying days at sea, another ship, filled with angry men shouting insults, rams into Doaa's boat, sinking it and leaving the passengers to drown. That is where Doaa's struggle for survival really begins. A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea is an emotionally charged, eye-opening true story that represents the millions of unheard voices of refugees who risk everything in a desperate search for the promise of a safe future. Melissa Fleming sheds light on the most pressing humanitarian crisis of our time and paints a vivid, unforgettable portrait of the triumph of the human spirit"--Publisher description
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individual biography
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non fiction
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A hope more powerful than the sea : one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival, by Melissa Fleming
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Originally published: New York : Flatiron Books, 2017
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ONE: A Childhood in Syria -- TWO: The War Begins -- THREE: The Siege of Daraa -- FOUR: Life as a Refugee -- FIVE: Love in Exile -- SIX: The Engagement -- SEVEN: Deal with the Devil -- EIGHT: Ship of Horrors -- NINE: All That Is Left Is the Sea -- TEN: Rescue at the Dying Hour -- Epilogue -- A Note from Doaa -- Author's Note
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sky2ocm85770321
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23 cm
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Large print edition.
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369 pages (large print)
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large print
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9781410497505
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2016055493
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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A hope more powerful than the sea : one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival, by Melissa Fleming
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Flatiron Books, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ONE: A Childhood in Syria -- TWO: The War Begins -- THREE: The Siege of Daraa -- FOUR: Life as a Refugee -- FIVE: Love in Exile -- SIX: The Engagement -- SEVEN: Deal with the Devil -- EIGHT: Ship of Horrors -- NINE: All That Is Left Is the Sea -- TEN: Rescue at the Dying Hour -- Epilogue -- A Note from Doaa -- Author's Note
Control code
sky2ocm85770321
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
369 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497505
Lccn
2016055493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n

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