Ladies of the Dance by May Mansoor Munn
Approx. 94,560 words.
Published on June 19, 2012.
Prior to the Six-Day War in 1967, Alya Habeeb, a Muslim-Christian teacher, and the radio personality Majed Alami, dance with international friends in the Semiramis Hotel courtyard, ignoring the pending conflict. But her brother Omar is willing to risk it all to fight for freedom. As tensions mount, they must learn new steps that will lead them into a world forever changed by political upheaval.