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Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin
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Rose of Sarajevo

by Ayse Kulin

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A well-written, easy read that gives those of us who have never experienced the terror and pain of war a glimpse of its effects. The descriptions of Sarajevo and Bosnia fit what those I know who went through this event will say when they can find the words to describe it. Displays the helplessness ordinary citizens feel when those in power will do anything to get what they want. ( )
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Ever since Nimeta was a child, she'd done exactly what was expected of her. She married a responsible man she met in college, had two children, and established a busy journalism career, and there was no reason to think anything would ever change. Then one day, while reporting on a protest in Zagreb, Nimeta's life takes a dramatic turn. Not only does she lay eyes on a handsome reporter who captures her heart, but a little-known politician by the name of Slobodan Milosevic delivers a speech fanning the flames of long-dormant Serbian nationalism. As her love affair intensifies and political tensions build, Nimeta is forced to reconsider everything she thought she knew about family, love, loyalty, and humanity itself. Navigating both the new landscape of her heart and that of her beloved war-torn city, Nimeta must draw upon her deepest reserves of inner strength to keep her family safe.… (more)

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