Road to Damascus
This is a very personal account of a young American woman courageously taking up a different culture, country and religion in 1950's Syria for the sake of love. The writer carries the reader along in an easy style through the tremendous learning curve of a new language and customs, and soon becomes intrinsically involved in her loving and supportive new family and friends. We follow her through the minutia of daily living, births of her children, their leisure and occupational activities, political traumas and the loss of dear friends through warfare.
This is an ideal read for anyone interested in knowing firsthand the real Syria, its wonderfully hospitable people, the mosques and Christian crosses happily co-existing side by side and the sense that this is the cradle of civilisation.