In the Kingdom of Men

In the Kingdom of Men

Large Print - 2012
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Gin Mitchell knows a better life awaits her when she marries hometown hero Mason McPhee. Raised in a two-room shack by her Oklahoma grandfather, a strict Methodist minister, Gin could hardly believe that a handsome college man like Mason would look her way. And nothing can prepare her for the world she and Mason step into when he takes a job with the Arabian American Oil company in Saudi Arabia. In the gated compound of Abqaiq, Gin and Mason are given a home with marble floors, a houseboy, and a gardener. Even among the veiled women and strict laws of shariah, Gin?s life has become the stuff of fairy tales. But when a young Bedouin woman is found dead, washed up on the shore, Gin's world closes in around her, and the one person she trusts is nowhere to be found.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Pub., 2012.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781471310751
Characteristics: 455 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Feb 27, 2014

This is a good book in terms of seeing the culture of another country. It captures the time and place quite well. I wasn't as crazy about the writing style. I found transitions in the storyline to be abrupt and awkward.

Jul 21, 2013

A really interesting and suspenseful book of a woman and her experiences of Saudi Arabia in the 1960s. Oil, greed, the role of women, murder and loss. It is all here!

Nov 29, 2012

I loved this book, especially the writing style, it was continuous and never too descriptive. In terms of plot I really enjoyed it and was very sad at the end and troubled for the main character. A good level of suspense too.

Aug 14, 2012

I really enjoyed this book, and felt that the writing was really good without drawing attention to itself.

Jun 21, 2012

Poignant story of a young woman who escapes a repressive and patriarchal society in Oklahoma, only to find herself bound by the laws of another such culture in Saudi Arabia. ..beautifully drawn characters and gorgeous prose.

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