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Teaser Tuesday: Normal Calm


This Tuesday teaser comes from Normal Calm by Hend Hegazi.

I have been dying to read this book and finally have the time to sit in my comfy chair with a cup of tea.

Amina was torn; on the one hand, she trusted Rami completely...he was like a brother to her. But on the other hand, she knew it was inappropriate for her to have a guy friend over while she was alone. She was hoping one of the girls or Tariq would say something to Rami and save her from embarrassment, but they said their goodnights and walked away. Hesitantly, Amina opened the door and let Rami inside.

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Welcome. Can please tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am the son of Holocaust survivors who came to America in 1948. I was actually born in newly built American Army Hospital of a DP Camp, a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany just after WWII. In fact, I use that as a scene in Master of the Jinn. I have also been a writer, editor and magazine publisher most of my working life, and dabble in poetry :) In 1992, I was initiated as a darvish of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order, and began writing Master of the Jinn six months later.
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