In the Kingdom of Men

In the Kingdom of Men

A Novel

Book - 2012
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"A young woman from the American South finds herself in the strange world of the Middle East after she marries an oil driller"--
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307273390
Branch Call Number: FIC Barn
Characteristics: 321 p


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Feb 27, 2014

This is a good book in terms of seeing the culture of another country. It captures the time and place quite well. I wasn't as crazy about the writing style. I found transitions in the storyline to be abrupt and awkward.

Jul 21, 2013

A really interesting and suspenseful book of a woman and her experiences of Saudi Arabia in the 1960s. Oil, greed, the role of women, murder and loss. It is all here!

Nov 29, 2012

I loved this book, especially the writing style, it was continuous and never too descriptive. In terms of plot I really enjoyed it and was very sad at the end and troubled for the main character. A good level of suspense too.

Aug 14, 2012

I really enjoyed this book, and felt that the writing was really good without drawing attention to itself.

Jun 21, 2012

Poignant story of a young woman who escapes a repressive and patriarchal society in Oklahoma, only to find herself bound by the laws of another such culture in Saudi Arabia. ..beautifully drawn characters and gorgeous prose.

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