aA story about love, marriage, compromise, parenthood and the difference between the life one imagined and reality.a* Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer, a California-bred feminist, surfer, and aspiring journalist, met Ismail Suayah, sincere, passionate, kind, yet from a very different world. One of eight siblings born in an impoverished fishing village in Libya, Ismail was raised a Muslim--and his faith informed his life. When Krista and Ismail made the decision to become a family, she embarked on a journey she never could have imagined, an accidental jihad: a quest for spiritual and intellectual growth that would open her mind and, more important, her heart. aA bold piece of writing (and thinking) by an incredibly brave woman.a aElizabeth Gilbert, author of The Signature of All Things aA moving, lyrical memoir.aaKirkus Reviews aCandid and rich.a aGood Housekeeping aUnrelenting candor and gorgeous prose.a aBookPage aKrista Bremer has a very good story.a aThe New York Times Book Review aA beautiful account of [Kristaas] jihad, or struggle, to find peace within herself and within her marriage.a aThe Kansas City Star aLucid, heartfelt, and profoundly humane . . . Navigates the boundaries of religion and politics to arrive at the universal experience of love.a aG. Willow Wilson, author of Alif the Unseen aThis is a memoir worth reading.a a*Pittsburgh Post-GazetteIt was a cold winter day in North Carolina, and as I buckled my seat belt another mother maneuvered her gleaming new Volvo station wagon into the space beside my 1992 Honda Civic. ... I became convinced that my manual windows were giving me carpal tunnel syndrome. ... prayer over her sleeping body a balked at the suggestion that buying an expensive car was part of being a responsible parent.
|Title||:||A Tender Struggle|
|Publisher||:||Algonquin Books - 2014-04-22|