This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Pillars of Salt by Fadia Faqir

Pillars of Salt (1996)

by Fadia Faqir

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
691173,491 (3.78)5

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 5 mentions

This is not, I think, the kind of book I usually care for, but I really loved this. The author was able to make real the terrible inequalities in Jordanian society and the limitations in the lives of the women, without slamming it over the reader's head. Neither did I find a particularly anti-male or anti-Islamic message, as there is in a lot of books about women and Islam. There were some very wonderful male characters in this story and you got the impression that those men who were bad, would have been bad no matter what time and place they grew up in.

I only wish the author had written more about Um Saad's life. I loved all the details of Maha's story but felt Um Saad didn't have enough page space. ( )
  meggyweg | Feb 24, 2011 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

A novel on the lot of Arab women. Set in Jordan in the 1940s, the protagonists are two women in a mental hospital who exchange stories. One is a mother of eight who was repudiated by her husband so he could marry a younger woman. By a Jordanian writing in English, author of Nisanit.… (more)

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.78)
3 1
3.5 2
4 6

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 127,208,951 books! | Top bar: Always visible