The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton

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Published by HarperCollins .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • General,
  • American Contemporary Fiction - Individual Authors +,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Librarians,
  • Action & Adventure,
  • Alternative History,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Bookmobiles,
  • Literary,
  • Books and reading

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9243689M
ISBN 100061173487
ISBN 109780061173486

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The Camel Bookmobile follows an American librarian who travels to the arid bush of northeastern Kenya to give meaning to her life, but ultimately loses a piece of her heart.

A compelling novel that shows how one life can change many, in spite of dangerous and seemingly immutable obstacles/5. Book Summary. The Camel Bookmobile follows an American librarian who travels to the arid bush of northeastern Kenya to give meaning to her life, but ultimately loses a piece of her heart.

A compelling novel that shows how one life can change many, in spite of dangerous and seemingly immutable obstacles. The Camel Bookmobile made its first run almost a decade ago. Three dromedaries trudged through dusty, arid northeastern Kenya near the border with Somalia to bring a library to settlements so tiny and far-flung they'd become nearly invisible; places lacking roads and schools, where most people had never held a book between their hands and where they lived daily with.

The camel bookmobile was conceived to educate the people of the bush in Africa, to introduce them to teading and opening their minds to a greater world. The unintended consequences filled this book and kept the reader turning pages. A poignant story, one that raised questions The Camel Bookmobile book the world we know and how we onterpret our idea grew 4/4(48).

The camel bookmobile was conceived to educate the people of the bush in Africa, to introduce them to teading and opening their minds to a greater world. The unintended consequences filled this book and kept the reader turning pages.

A poignant story, one that raised questions about the world we know and how we onterpret our idea grew Cited by: 3.

Masha Hamilton's compelling third novel, The Camel Bookmobile, leaves no room for doubt: Books are oks, novels, parenting books—they all matter to Fiona "Fi" Sweeney, a librarian from Brooklyn searching for fulfillment atop a The Camel Bookmobile book camel in the arid and dangerous bush of Kenya.

Evocative, seamless, and haunting, The Camel Bookmobile is a powerful saga that challenges our fears of the unknown The Camel Bookmobile is Masha Hamilton's third book following her excellent novel, The Distance Between Us.

year-old New Yorker, Fi Sweeney, is on a mission to find meaning in her life by "making a difference". The Camel Bookmobile vibrates with the life and landscape of Africa. BookPage. a poignant, ennobling, and buoyant tale of risks and rewards, surrender and sacrifice.

Booklist (starred review) Masha Hamilton’s portrayal of nomadic culture is Brand: HarperCollins Publishers.

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Explore the book “So beautifully written it nearly took my breath away.” —Carol Katsoulis, Anderson'S Bookshop, Naperville, Il The Camel Bookmobile. book takes readers into the remotest areas of the African continent to explore what happens when modern Western traditions are introduced into the very fabric of a third world, traditionally nomadic society.

Based on actual events, THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE tells the story of an American librarian (and The Camel Bookmobile book book-bearing caravan).

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The camel bookmobile was conceived to educate the people of the bush in Africa, to introduce them to teading and opening their minds to a greater world. The unintended consequences filled this book and kept the reader turning pages.

A poignant story, one that raised questions about the world we know and how we onterpret our idea grew /5(26). Did you like the book. If so, why. If not, why not.

the imposition of Western values and the loss of centuries of tradition. Can the Camel Bookmobile be seen as an allegory for what’s still taking place in the world today.

to reinforce the theme of books as instruments of change and growth. Each character is changed in some way by. In "The Camel Bookmobile" (), Masha Hamilton weaves a fascinating, multi-layered story about some overdue library books.

This isn't an ordinary library, however. The books are, in fact, packed on the back of a camel and taken to remote villages in Kenya, where most of the people can't even read, let alone read English, which is the language /5(28).

The Camel Bookmobile A Novel. by Masha Hamilton. On Sale: 10/13/ Read a Sample Read a Sample Enlarge Book Cover. $ + See More U.S. & International Retailers. The Camel Bookmobile. by Masha Hamilton. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase.

Select a Bookseller - Direct. In THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE Fi travels to settlements where people have never held a book in their hands. Her goal is to help bring Dr. Seuss, Homer, Tom Sawyer, and Hemingway to a largely illiterate and semi-nomadic populace.

However, because the donated books are limited in number and the settlements are many, the library. The Camel Bookmobile This month sees the release of Gotham Novel teacher Masha Hamilton’s third novel, The Camel Bookmobile.

The story centers around a camel bookmobile that delivers books to villagers in a remote area of Kenya. The camel bookmobile has one rule: if a single volume goes missing, the entire settlement is cut from the route.

The Camel Bookmobile is the kind of novel that made me love reading in the first place. Fiona Sweeney travels from New York City to Africa to bring books on camels to villages that follow the rains.

In this world, books are as threatening as they are liberating, and their mere presence causes a variety of personal reactions in the people the 5/5(5). THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE is a triumphant tale of the indomitable human spirit similar in feeling and themes to the immensely popular Slumdog Millionaire.

Publisher Harper Collins, April In THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE, Masha Hamilton tells the story of a restless American librarian searching for more meaning in her life who travels to Africa to help start a library carrying books to remote settlements on the backs of camels.

The bookmobile divides the semi-nomadic people it intends to serve: [ ]. Volunteer Fi Sweeney, her heart filled with passion and possibilities, is surprised to discover that the project divides friends and neighbours.

To Kanika, who reads every book she can lay her hands on, the Camel Bookmobile brings hope. But to some it represents the inevitable destruction of a fragile way of life. Once a fortnight, the nomadic settlement of Madidima, set deep in the dusty Kenyan desert, awaits the arrival of three camels laden down with panniers of books.

This is the Camel Bookmobile, a scheme set up to bring books to scattered tribes whose daily life is dominated by drought, famine and disease. Into their world comes an unexpected wealth 5/5(1).

In The Camel Bookmobile, Fi travels to settlements where people have never held a book in their hands. Her goal is to help bring Dr. Seuss, Homer, Tom Sawyer, and Hemingway to a largely illiterate and semi-nomadic populace.3/5(2).

Hamilton’s latest novel, “The Camel Bookmobile,” has a quieter provenance. In Kenya, books are delivered to remote villages by camel — a discovery Hamilton has put into her fiction hopper Author: Claire Dederer. Masha Hamilton is a journalist who has worked for NBC Mutual Radio, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, and other well-known news organizations, Masha Hamilton is the author of The Distance Between Us and Staircase of a Thousand Steps and The Camel Bookmobile.

The camel bookmobile was conceived to educate the people of the bush in Africa, to introduce them to teading and opening their minds to a greater world. The unintended consequences filled this book and kept the reader turning pages.

A poignant story, one that raised questions about the world we know and how we onterpret our idea grew /5(26). The Camel Bookmobile made its first run almost a decade ago. Three dromedaries trudged through dusty, arid northeastern Kenya near the border with Somalia to bring a library to settlements so tiny and far-flung they’d become nearly invisible; places lacking roads and schools, where most people had never held a book between their hands and where they lived daily with.

Once a fortnight, the nomadic settlement of Madidima, set deep in the dusty Kenyan desert, awaits the arrival of three camels laden with panniers of books.

This is the Camel Bookmobile. The only condition of the Camel Bookmobile is that every book must be returned or else the visits will cease. Then one day a book is stolen. The only condition of the camel bookmobile is that every book must be returned each week or else the visits will cease.

Then one day a book is stolen. Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Librarians -- Fiction. Bookmobiles -- Fiction. Books and reading -- Fiction.

The Camel Bookmobile (Paperback) A Novel. By Masha Hamilton. Harper Perennial,pp. Publication Date: April 1, Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover (4/3/) List Price: * * Individual store prices may. This is the Camel Bookmobile, a scheme set up to bring books to scattered tribes whose daily life is dominated by drought, famine and disease.

Into their world comes an unexpected wealth of literature – from the adventures of Tom Sawyer to strange vegetarian cookbooks and Dr Seuss. The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton. Publication date Publisher HarperCollins Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.

IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Alethea Bowser on Febru SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages:   Masha Hamilton's The Camel Bookmobile was inspired by the real Camel Library that is headquartered in Garissa, Kenya, and which uses camels to carry books to and from readers who live in the remote areas of that country.

To her credit, Hamilton did not allow herself to be blinded by the inspirational aspects of bringing books and ideas to readers who had. Read "The Camel Bookmobile A Novel" by Masha Hamilton available from Rakuten Kobo.

Fiona Sweeney wants to do something that matters, and she chooses to make her mark in the arid bush of northeastern Keny 4/5. The Camel Bookmobile A Novel (Book): Hamilton, Masha: Baker & TaylorEstablishing a bookmobile in a destitute Kenya village, well-intentioned Fiona Sweeny inadvertently renews a decades-old tribal feud involving a camel-powered bookmobile and prior efforts to promote local education.

By the author of Staircase of a Thousand Steps. 30, first. The Camel Bookmobile (eBook): Hamilton, Masha: Fiona Sweeney wants to do something that matters, and she chooses to make her mark in the arid bush of northeastern Kenya.

By helping to start a traveling library, she hopes to bring the words of Homer, Hemingway, and Dr. Seuss to far-flung tiny communities where people live daily with drought, hunger, and. ‘The Camel Bookmobile’ Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

Advertisement. Author: Masha Hamilton. Once a fortnight, the nomadic settlement of Madidima, set deep in the dusty Kenyan desert, awaits the arrival of three camels laden with panniers of books. This is the Camel Bookmobile.

The only condition of the Camel Bookmobile is that every book must be returned or else the visits will cease. Then one day a book is stolen. /5(57). To Kanika, who reads every book she can lay her hands on, the Camel Bookmobile brings hope.

But to some it represents the inevitable destruction of a fragile way of life Read More Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C ) On Sale: 9th January Author: Masha Hamilton.

Camel library update, Dec. 6, Thanks to all who have donated books or money as we enter the holiday season. We have successfully stocked the camel bookmobile!

Both the Garissa and Wajir branches have plenty of books, so additional contributions are going directly to nomadic schools in the region. Please see the email from.The Camel Bookmobile Masha Hamilton, HarperCollins pp. ISBN Summary Fiona Sweeney wants to do something that matters, and she chooses to make her mark in the arid bush of northeastern Kenya.

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