The Jewel and the Ember: Love Stories of the Ancient Middle East

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. More

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About Jennifer Heath

Jennifer Heath is a writer, editor and curator, the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including SuperColón: Admiral of the Ocean Sea, illustrated by Kristine Smock, Black Velvet: The Art We Love to Hate, A House White With Sorrow, On the Edge of Dream: The Women of Celtic Myth and Legend, The Echoing Green: The Garden in Myth and Memory, The Scimitar and The Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam. Her edited anthologies include The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics, Uncontained: Writers and Photographers in the Garden and on the Margins, Primal Picnics: Writers Invent Creation Myths for their Favorite Foods and Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women. Her traveling art exhibitions include Black Velvet: The Art We Love to Hate and The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces. www.theveilbook.com.

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