Hassib, R: A Pure Heart
A powerful novel about two Egyptian sisters--their divergent fates and the secrets of one family.
Rajia Hassib was born and raised in Egypt and moved to the United States when she was twenty-three. Her first novel,
In the Language of Miracles, was a
New York Times Editors' Choice and received an honorable mention from the Arab American Book Award. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Marshall University, and she has written for
The New York Times Book Review and
The New Yorker online. She lives in West Virginia with her husband and two children.