A Lantern in the Shade: An Arab-American Historical Fiction Novel of Love, Family and Self-Discovery
“I truly enjoyed reading this book, it made me feel heard in some ways, most of the topics he talked about felt very real and hit home, and he did a wonderful job shining the light on important [Middle East and Arab] regional topics. I teared up at the end of it."
This book is a game-changer. Nader's writing is transporting - offering his readers a warm & engaging glimpse into a world they may have never entered before while introducing a deeply engaging & relatable family of characters. There is a magical charm that pervades his writing, as he guides us from the past to the present, from deep comfort & familiarity to heart-pounding seduction and danger. Would be great for book clubs. Definitely a must-read!
· Paperback: 374 pages
· Publisher: Independently published (July 26, 2020)
· Language: English
· ISBN-13: 979-8644467372
· ASIN: B08DG1G6TB
· Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
Jacob Nader is an author and visual artist. He wrote his debut novel, A Lantern in the Shade, while living in Saudi Arabia. Jacob hopes his writing sheds light on people from the Middle East, while dispelling the myths and misconceptions around their history and way of life and introduces his readers to their many rich and vibrant cultures. Jacob was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a Syrian/Lebanese-American mother and Italian-American father. He now lives in New York City and has plans to write his second novel.