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9781250851017

Picture in the sand

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""On rare occasions I read a book that reminds me of why I fell in love with storytelling in the first place. This is such a book." -Stephen King Peter Blauner's epic Picture in the Sand is a sweeping intergenerational saga told through a grandfather's passionate letters to his grandson, passing on the story of his political rebellion in 1950s Egypt in order to save his grandson's life in a post-9/11 world. When Alex Hassan gets accepted to an Ivy League university, his middle-class Egyptian-American family is filled with pride and excitement. But that joy turns to shock when they discover that he's run off to the Middle East to join a holy war instead. When he refuses to communicate with everyone else, his loving grandfather Ali emails him one last plea. If Alex will stay in touch, his grandfather will share with Alex - and only Alex - a manuscript containing the secret story of his own life that he's kept hidden from his family, until now. It's the tale of his romantic and heartbreaking past rooted in Hollywood and the post-revolutionary Egypt of the 1950s, when young Ali was a movie fanatic who attained a dream job working for the legendary director Cecil B. DeMille on the set of his epic film, The Ten Commandments. But Ali's vision of a golden future as an American movie mogul gets upended when he is unwittingly caught up in a web of politics, espionage, and real-life events that change the course of history. It's a narrative he's told no one for more than a half-century. But now he's forced to unearth the past to save a young man who's about to make the same tragic mistakes he made so long ago"--

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Geneva Public Library BLAUNER (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118301197882
Reshelving
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Gorham Free Library FIC BLAUNER (Text)
Adult Fiction
52119300241077
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Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Blauner (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129301015651
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC BLA (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846003014411
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02/17/2023
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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