Dixiane Hallaj

Biography

Dixiane Hallaj spent eleven years living and working in the Middle East as part of her husband's extended family, gaining a deep understanding of the culture and the problems that face the Palestinian people. She recently interviewed women in refugee camps for her award winning doctoral dissertation. Dixie received her PhD in 2006 from George Mason University.
She currently lives in Purcellville, Virginia with her husband of 52 years, Muhammad Hallaj and their cat named "Dog."

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Books

Born a Refugee: A Novel of One Palestinian Family
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,800. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 by S & H Publishing, Inc.. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Four brothers and their widowed mother struggle to maintain their lives amidst the maelstrom of political violence and military occupation. Differing political views and clashes between traditional and modern views threaten to tear the family apart. Personal tragedy can make the split permanent or draw them together.
It's Just Lola
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,750. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014 by S & H Publishing, Inc.. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Born in1894, youngest daughter of a Peruvian landowner, Lola was seduced at an early age and forced to leave her father’s plantation. Twice widowed with three children by age 21, Lola braved German U-boats off the coast of South America in her quest for security and happiness. Lola lived a life of drama and hardship from the Andes to San Francisco, but she never gave up and never stopped loving.
Aunt Nellie B
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,950. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Charli is convinced that the women in her family are the victims of a curse—they go through husbands at an alarming rate. At a young age, she begins a journal. How can she avoid the curse? Aunt Nellie must have the answers. The journal reappears at critical moments in Charli’s life. Each reappearance brings new secrets and new insights. Will she fall victim?
Born a Refugee: A Novel of One Palestinian Family
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,100. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Born a Refugee opens a window into the lives of one Palestinian family living in the Kalandia refugee camp amidst the harsh constraints and violence of military occupation. Four sons and their widowed mother build surprisingly normal lives as they support each other through tragedy and trauma, love and joy in spite of very different views on life, love, and politics.

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Smashwords book reviews by Dixiane Hallaj

  • Another Space in Time, Returns on Sep. 16, 2012

    The universe Richard Bunning constructs in Another Space in Time Returns is imaginative, interesting, and consistent throughout. The story is interesting, with plenty of action. Bunning takes you into the mind of the protagonist who, as people do, thinks a lot about what he’s about to do as he embarks on a dangerous under-cover operation. He argues with himself endlessly about whether or not the ends justify the means. In actuality, people do have long internal arguments that circle around the same thoughts as they step into morally questionable territory, but the reader does not have to share it all. That being said, would I read another Richard Bunning book? Definitely. His writing is grammatically correct; his proofreading is excellent. More important—his creative storylines are interesting.