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The Thirty Names of NightE only time he feels truly free is when he slips out at night to paint murals on buildings in the once thriving Manhattan neighborhood known as Little Syria One night he enters the abandoned community house and finds the tattered journal of a Syrian American artist named Laila Z who dedicated her career to painting the birds of North America She famously and mysteriously disappeared than sixty years before but her journal contains proof that both his mother and Laila Z encountered the same rare bird before their deaths In fact Laila Z’s past is intimately tied to his mother’s and his grandmother’s in ways he never could have expected Even surprising Laila Z’s story reveals the histories of ueer and transgender people within his own community that he neve. Genre LGBTHist

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R knew Realizing that he isn’t and has never been alone he has the courage to officially claim a new name Nadir an Arabic name meaning rare As unprecedented numbers of birds are mysteriously drawn to the New York City skies Nadir enlists the help of his family and friends to unravel what happened to Laila Z and the rare bird his mother died trying to save Following his mother’s ghost he uncovers the silences kept in the name of survival by his own community his own family and within himself and discovers the family that was there all along Featuring Zeyn Joukhadar’s signature “magical and heart wrenching” The Christian Science Monitor storytelling The Thirty Names of Night is a timely exploration of how we all search for and ultimately embrace who we a. I loved the ov

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review ☆ The Thirty Names of Night ↠ The author of the “vivid and urgentimportant and timely” The New York Times Book Review debut The Map of Salt and Stars returns with this remarkably moving and lyrical novel following three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to The author of the “vivid and urgentimportant and timely” The New York Times Book Review debut The Map of Salt and Stars returns with this remarkably moving and lyrical novel following three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to their heartsFive years after a suspicious fire killed his ornithologist mother a closeted Syrian American trans boy sheds his birth name and searches for a new one He has been unable to paint since his mother’s ghost has begun to visit him each evening As his grandmother’s sole caretaker he spends his days cooped up in their apartment avoiding his neighborhood masjid his estranged sister and even his best friend who also happens to be his longtime crush Th. Thank you to N