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Author Writes Love Story Set In Syria


Syria in the past few years has generated enough stories for several lifetimes. 

Emily Robbins knows the country and wanted to tell a story of her own, one that got beyond the daily recitations of bombings and casualties in the civil war there.  So she wrote a novel, A Word for Love

It is set in Syria as the body politic begins to come unglued, and concerns an American woman studying Arabic.  So yes, there are some autobiographical details from Robbins' own life.  She visits with details of her work, while on a book tour visit to Ashland. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.