For the Love of Beirut
by Samuel Eloud
This is a serious story of war told with both humor and gravity from a young boy's perspective, a perspective that matures and broadens as he comes of age. Boyhood escapades that rival Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are part of everyday life in Lebanon along with more daring deeds and just-in-time Houdini escapes. When Sam moves to show all in America what is happening in Beirut, he pays dearly.