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The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: An American Woman's Adventures in the Oldest City on Earth

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780767930512
Author(s): Jennifer Steil
Format: Paperback
Year: 2011
Publisher: Broadway Books
Dimensions: 134 x 204 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 333

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""I had no idea how to find my way around this medieval city. It was getting dark. I was tired. I didn't speak Arabic. I was a little frightened. But hadn't I battled scorpions in the wilds of Costa Rica and prevailed? Hadn't I survived fainting in a San Jose brothel? Hadn't I once arrived in Ireland with only $10 in my pocket and made it last two weeks? Surely I could handle a walk through an unfamiliar town. So I took a breath, tightened the black scarf around my hair, and headed out to take my first solitary steps through Sana'a."— from The Woman Who Fell From The Sky"
In a world fraught with suspicion between the Middle East and the West, it's hard to believe that one of the most influential newspapers in Yemen—the desperately poor, ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden, which has made has made international headlines for being a terrorist breeding ground—would be handed over to an agnostic, Campari-drinking, single woman from Manhattan who had never set foot in the Middle East. Yet this is exactly what happened to journalist, Jennifer Steil.
Restless in her career and her life, Jennifer, a gregarious, liberal New Yorker, initially accepts a short-term opportunity in 2006 to teach a journalism class to the staff of "The Yemen Observer "in Sana'a, the beautiful, an
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