The Jewel and the Ember: Love Stories of the Ancient Middle East
By Jennifer Heath
Published: October 31, 2013.
A compelling collection of enlightening, joyful, painful, funny and heartrending love stories from throughout the ancient Middle East. These ten wonderful tales are not found in the familiar Arabian Nights, but are drawn from sources such as Zoroastrian Persia, the Turkish Oghuz, from folklore still told in Afghanistan and from epics and myths of the Bedouin peoples of Arabia.