Laila Halaby


Laila Halaby, winner of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award, is a poet and the author of the critically-acclaimed novels WEST OF THE JORDAN and ONCE IN A PROMISED LAND, which was named one of the 100 Best Fiction Books of 2007 by the Washington Post.

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Hair, Prayer, and Men
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011 by Ryer Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
No one suspects the blond, green-eyed woman of being an Arab--least of all the Middle Eastern man sitting a few seats away from her on the airplane. But Jubayna's insider's view lets her see everything the man is doing wrong to mark himself as a terrorist. Should she step in and warn him, or just watch the whole thing play out? A lot can happen on one short flight . . .

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