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  1. Folk tales

    Storytelling has been around way before there were printing presses and publishing houses. Stories made their way through story tellers telling tales of distant lands. Folk tales reflect our history, our traditions and cultures, our ethics and morals. They teach us lessons and take us back to our grandmother’s laps.

    We are getting folk tales from around the world to share with you, and if you have one, please share with us!

    The Farmer Who Followed His Dream

    A Palestinian folk-tale

    Once upon a time, in the village of Sirees in Palestine, there lived a poor farmer.

    He lived in a small humble house with his wife and seven children, and every morning he stepped out his door to greet two ancient lemon trees in his garden at the front. The farmer and his family worked hard all year round, but money was still short.

    One morning, while they were having breakfast, his wife said, "You look worried. What is the matter?"

    The farmer replied, "I had a dream last night, and I can’t get it out of my head. I dreamt that I had to go to Jerusalem - I don't know why - and had to wait at a certain place by Damascus Gate."

  2. The Catcher in the RyeGone with the Wind

    Writing a novel can’t be easy. Weaving threads into a story that can keep a reader enraptured and creating a world that can provoke a reader’s imagination can be a hit and miss.

    There are some authors that create the most amazing worlds and capture the imaginations of millions of readers across generations with one great novel, and then never create another one.

    Great literary one hit wonders are not as known as musical ones, so we are paying homage to them here and tipping our literary caps to them. We are grateful for their contribution to literature and to our lives!

    1- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her only novel. Mitchell was a journalist by profession and had never intended on writing a book, much less getting it published. She wrote it out of boredom while recovering from an injury. It might have been difficult writing another book after this since it took her 10 years to write this one! We are very happy she decided to publish after all.

    2- Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – Salinger wrote more than this novel of the young lovable and unforgettable Holden Caufield, but this was his only full-length novel. The author was somewhat of a recluse and did not like the limelight that the novel brought.