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The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

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By (author) G Willow Wilson

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  • Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 213mm x 27mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 17 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0802118879
  • ISBN 13: 9780802118875
  • Sales rank: 569,480

Product description

- Rights have been sold in ten countries- Wilson's graphic novel, Cairo, was named a Best Graphic Novel of 2007 by Publishers Weekly, the Edmonton Journal/CanWest News, and Comics Worth Reading- Wilson is also the author of two comics series: Air, which was nominated for the 2009 Eisner Award for Best New Series; and Vixen, winner of the 2009 Glyph Comics Fan Award for Best Comic; she is the first Muslim writer to be recognized for either award

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G. Willow Wilson was born in New Jersey in 1982 and raised in Colorado. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed comics "Air" and" Vixen." She divides her time between Cairo and Seattle. Visit her website at gwillowwilson.com

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""The Butterfly Mosque" is replete with insights into faith, family, cross-cultural courtship and the inevitable 'clash of cultures, ' making it an absorbing read. . . . Wilson's memoir offers the reader valuable insights into the Islamic faith. . . . A remarkable journey, one that illuminates the humanity in us all."--"The Seattle Times" "Captivating . . . [An] excellent memoir . . . [that] deserves attention; not just for the clarity of [Wilson's] style and her shrewd observations, but for her sincerity and courage in following her own truth."--"The Globe and Mail" "Eloquent . . . A life-altering adventure in love, faith, and surrender . . . [Wilson] wins the reader over with her courage, her keen intelligence, her insatiable hunger for truth, and her fine writing. It is riveting to watch a liberal, fiercely independent young American transform into a Muslim and an Egyptian daughter-in-law. . . . Much more than a coming-of-age story, Wilson's memoir explores expatriates and anti-Westernism, economics and fundamentalism, Egyptian culture and feminism . . . [and] builds a bridge between the East and the West through her writing."--"Charlotte Observer" "Wilson's book, particularly in these treacherous times of mistrust and paranoia, is a masterpiece of elegance and determination. . . . Wilson has written one of the most beautiful and believable narratives about finding closeness with God that makes even the most secular reader wince with pleasure for her. . . . A natural-born storyteller."--"The Denver Post" "Wilson skillfully conveys the terms of complex sociological discord. . . . Her careful examination and forthright wit make her an ideal ambassador to those who haven't . . . separated [Islam] from its attendant terrorist factions and stereotypes. . . . Wilson has the objective sensitivity to understand the attitudes and arguments facing her; she's multicultural, eloquent and humbly persuasive. And even better, she knows how to tell a,