Wild Mulberries

Wild Mulberries Wild Mulberries interweaves the coming of age tale of Sarah a young woman growing up in a small Druze village in the Lebanese Shuf Mountains and the story of this village itself especially its role

  • Title: Wild Mulberries
  • Author: Iman Humaydan Michelle Hartman
  • ISBN: 9781566567008
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wild Mulberries interweaves the coming of age tale of Sarah, a young woman growing up in a small Druze village in the Lebanese Shuf Mountains, and the story of this village itself, especially its role in the production of silk worms The women who make up the fabric of the village community tend to these silk worms They are the focus of the book from Sarah s mother who dWild Mulberries interweaves the coming of age tale of Sarah, a young woman growing up in a small Druze village in the Lebanese Shuf Mountains, and the story of this village itself, especially its role in the production of silk worms The women who make up the fabric of the village community tend to these silk worms They are the focus of the book from Sarah s mother who disappeared when she was a young girl, to her traditionally minded paternal aunt who longs to be a shaykha, to the spunky Mut ia from Aleppo, to her Armenian neighbor who longs to go back to her ancestral home This novel is both a psychological tale of some depth and also a revealing portrayal of the lives of silk growing villagers in a period of economic depression in Lebanon.

    One thought on “Wild Mulberries”

    1. It started out as a 3 for me, but after sticking with it it moved into 4 territory. The words move slow just like the village, yet I didn't find it boring, more relaxing.

    2. The inability to complete the circle, in the absence of a mother.The unwillingness to be bound by and to a mother others own.So many women; no mothers.Finally, one gives birth to one's mother.The story causes me to reflect quite a bit. On her mother's passing, faced with a life of serving a house full of men and caring for an orphaned infant, my great grandmother's elder sister took her father's fortune and absconded to Australia, never to be heard from again. Motherlessness has reverberated dow [...]

    3. This book was selected by my book club and reminds me of something I would have read in a literature class. It is about a girl growing up in the mountains of Lebanon in the 1930s being raised by her father. While hard to get into at first it grabbed your attention about 30 pages in and was beautifully written. However, I was unsatisfied with the ending. It ended rather flat and was a bit confusing. Still there will be plenty to talk about in a book club discussion.

    4. I thought that the first few chapters were beautifully written and really captured the atmosphere of the novel but the story did not have a lasting impact on me as I found the ending abrupt and I can't really remember what happened even though I only finished it a few weeks ago.

    5. It's a nice book that I enjoyed. I read it in almost one-sitting, and it reminded me of my childhood summer days in the village.

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