Here you'll find a mesmerizing tale of a man who introduces himself as Abu Saheeh and whose past is gradually uncovered in this enigmatic tale, unfolding in the streets of Safwan, Iraq.
Ben Buchholz, who was stationed in Oman from 2010 to 2011 with his family, paints a rich picture of the Middle East and bring his readers ever closer to Abu Saheeh's story.
By Ben Buchholz
After 13 years in America, Abu Saheeh has returned to his native Iraq, a nation transformed by the American military presence. Alone in a new city, he has exactly what he wants: freedom from his past. Then he meets Layla, a whimsical fourteen-year-old girl who enchants him with her love of American pop culture. Enchanted by Layla's stories and her company, Abu Saheeh settles into the city's rhythm and begins rebuilding his life. But two sudden developments--his alliance with a powerful merchant and his employment of a hot-headed young assistant--reawaken painful memories, and not even Layla may be able to save Abu Saheeh from careening out of control and endangering all around them.
A breathtaking tale of friendship, love, and betrayal, One Hundred and One Nights is an unforgettable novel about the struggle for salvation and the power of family.
Visit Ben's blog at Not-Quite-Right.net for a fascinating juxtaposition of Middle Eastern culture and the perspective of an American author and soldier. He'll be happy to hear from you all,
Follow Ben on Twitter @MiaLaylawaLayla. The author explains "Mialaylawalayla, is the transliteration of the Arabic for 101Nights, a nice pun actually, since it is Mia Layla wa Layla and can be read One Hundred Nights and Layla."
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Hi Cheryl! I'll let you know about the giveaway. And just a quick note, I had a typo in Ben's name, so it's spelled "Buchholz" with two "h" not two "c". In case you grabbed the banners, I've revised them with correctly spelled ones.
Anna: I've signed up for review and giveaway.
btw - the banners for the Tweet Chat list November, but you must mean December?
Yes, I'm beside myself with agony at these errors. :( I've corrected the banners!
I filled out the forms for a review and giveaway. I'm putting the banner on my blog now.
Anna, thanks for this opportunity. I've signed up for the giveaway. I'll add the banner to my blog. Great success with the tweet chat.
I filled in the forms for both review and giveaway. Thanks Anna.
I'm filling out both forms, this books looks very interesting!
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