A War Correspondent Finds Peace

House of Stone book coverAnthony Shadid was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent. His coverage of three Middle Eastern wars (wherein he was shot and held as a prisoner of war) ruined his marriage. He felt broken by his personal life and jaded by the hostile politics surrounding his ancestral homeland, Lebanon. Then Shadid learned that a rocket had crashed into his great-grandfather’s home. House of Stone chronicles how rebuilding his great-grandfather’s home restored Shadid himself. Equal parts memoir and Lebanese primer, House of Stone is a moving family history that will appeal to anyone who enjoyed Three Cups of Tea or The Bookseller of Kabul.