The Far Side of the Desert

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Product Details

Price
$29.95  $27.85
Publisher
Oceanview Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.2 X 1.3 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781608095353

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About the Author

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman is a novelist, short story writer, and journalist whose works of fiction include Burning Distance, The Dark Path to the River, and No Marble Angels. Her recent nonfiction book, PEN Journeys: Memoir of Literature on the Line, drew inspiration from her job as a vice president of the worldwide writers and human rights organization PEN International. She is also on the boards of the American Writers Museum, the International Center for Journalists, Words Without Borders, and Refugees International. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Texas Institute of Letters. The Far Side of the Desert is her latest nove

Reviews

"The Far Side of the Desert is a riveting thriller with richly nuanced characters and fast-paced action. The plot imaginatively taps into recent history to illustrate the human dimensions of terrorism--both the complex psyche of the perpetrators and the gnawing questions among those sucked into their vortex. I binged until the end." --Robin Wright, author of Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

"The Far Side of the Desert by Joanne Leedom-Ackerman is a razor-sharp tale of sisters, daughters, spies, and lovers; some relatable, some who appear to be beyond redemption, and some whose acts of good or evil are much harder to tease apart. Deftly managing the tightrope between the tightly-paced geopolitical and the nuanced psychological, Leedom-Ackerman delivers a thriller that transcends genre and has stayed with me long after I read it in one breathless sitting. The Far Side of the Desert is one of my top reads this year!" --Deborah Goodrich Royce, best-selling author of Reef Road

"A thoroughly enjoyable read. I hesitate to call The Far Side of the Desert a page-turner, but only because it's so much more, with characters that will stay with you long after you finish." --James Grippando, New York Times best-selling author

"The Far Side of the Desert is that rare story--a literary work and a first-rate thriller. Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, who has traveled the world advocating for human rights, is one of the few writers today who can construct a superb and complex international spy novel. The Far Side of the Desert is stellar." --Jennifer Clement, former President of PEN International and award-winning novelist of Prayers for the Stolen

"Get your passport. The globetrotting Waters trio takes readers to Cairo, Morocco, Spain, and Gibraltar, in an amazing human-interest and political thriller." --Bookreporter

"Global terror plots and interfamily dynamics are centered in The Far Side of the Desert, a propulsive thriller with myriad levels of intrigue and suspense." --Foreword Reviews

Praise for Joanne Leedom-Ackerman

"Running the gamut of emotions from fear to love, this plot surges along as unpredictable as a riptide. Romance and thriller readers will both find plenty of mischief and mayhem." --Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author

"Burning Distance is a double helix of a book, carefully plotted and beautifully told. It's a spy story interwoven with a love story, and the strands fit together in a way that moves the reader effortlessly from chapter to chapter . . . A subtle and satisfying novel." --David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist and New York Times best-selling author

"I entered the world of Burning Distance and I didn't want to leave. The narrative voice unfolds the story both poetically and realistically." --Azar Nafisi, New York Times best-selling author

"Burning Distance opens with a mystery, glides into a love story, and unfolds into a political thriller . . . Readers will be up way past their bedtimes eagerly turning pages to discover what happens to Lizzy and Adil. A great read!" --Susan Isaacs, New York Times best-selling author

"Burning Distance is a mystery, a complicated, story-driven drama of lives lived amidst the high risk of life and death in international arms trading . . . This is a real page turner which also informs, excites, and moves us." --Susan Richards Shreve, author of More News Tomorrow

"I was immediately engrossed in the lives of Joanne Leedom-Ackerman's characters and their fascinating and compelling stories. Joanne has the ability to take the big issues of contemporary life and render them in the contexts of love, conscience, and the consequence of choice." --Eric Lax, author of Start to Finish