Joseph Geha Wins Arab American Museum Book Award

by Phillip Witteveen on July 17, 2013

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Joseph Geha, author of Lebanese Blonde, has won the Arab American Museum’s BookAward for Best Fiction.  The Museum awards this honor to “significant literature by and about Arab Americans.” Geha’s novel centers around an Arab-American community in Toledo, Ohio, while a civil war rages in the Aboodeh and Samir’s homeland of Lebanon. Aboodeh and Samir are business partners, and their business is in “Lebanese Blond”—a special type of hashish they import.

Geha’s style incorporates exile, family, food, wisdom and foolishness, as the civil war disrupts their business and puts their family in danger.  Eventually, Samir will have to face the changes happening in his life.

Congratulations to Joseph Geha on the success of Lebanese Blonde!


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