No Land to Light on


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$26.00  $23.92
Atria Books
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5.8 X 8.68 X 1.14 inches | 0.84 pounds

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About the Author

Yara Zgheib is the author of the critically acclaimed The Girls at 17 Swann Street, which was a People pick for best new books and received rave reviews from The New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and Bustle. She is a Fulbright scholar with a master's degree in security studies from Georgetown University and a PhD in international affairs in diplomacy from Centre d' Études Diplomatiques et Stratégiques in Paris. Learn more at


"In elegant prose, Zgheib skillfully mingles her protagonists' memories with a nail-biting account of their 2017 ordeal to craft a narrative rich in metaphors and complex, believable characters."-- "The Washington Post"
"Written in soul-searing prose, No Land to Light On is an essential, compassionate story."-- "BookPage (starred)"
"Zgheib writes so lyrically about rootlessness, separation and a fierce longing for home that it makes the tragedy of war that much easier to bear. Sama and Hadi will always hold a special place in my heart."--Alka Joshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur
"Readers will enjoy Zgheib's story of hope and perseverance."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"A masterful story of tragedy and redemption, an entire history told through the prism of a single Syrian couple, beginning and ending with love."--Hala Alyan, award-winning author of Salt Houses and The Arsonists' City
"Zgheib has created a tense, moving novel about the meaning of home, the risks of exile, the power of nations, and the power of love."-- "Kirkus Reviews"