A Tender Struggle

A Tender Struggle

Story of A Marriage

Book - 2015
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"A story about love, marriage, compromise, parenthood and the difference between the life one imagined and reality."*

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.

"A bold piece of writing (and thinking) by an incredibly brave woman." --Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The Signature of All Things

"A moving, lyrical memoir."-- Kirkus Reviews

"Candid and rich." -- Good Housekeeping

"Unrelenting candor and gorgeous prose." -- BookPage

"Krista Bremer has a very good story." -- The New York Times Book Review

"A beautiful account of [Krista's] jihad, or struggle, to find peace within herself and within her marriage." -- The Kansas City Star

"Lucid, heartfelt, and profoundly humane . . . Navigates the boundaries of religion and politics to arrive at the universal experience of love." --G. Willow Wilson, author of Alif the Unseen

"This is a memoir worth reading." --* Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9781616204495
1616204494
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 21 cm

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