"Somewhere, Home" by Nada Awar Jarrar. [review - radio script]
Dooley, Gillian Mary
"Somewhere, Home" is another ambitious first novel. The author, Nada Awar Jarrar, is a Lebanese woman who has spent much of her life away from war-torn Lebanon, in Australia and elsewhere. This kind of exile from home and family is a persistent theme in the book. The novel is in three parts, each dealing with a completely different set of characters. The unifying thread is intended to be provided by a house in a village in the hills above Beirut, which provides an unattainable symbol of home to characters in each of the stories.
Dooley, Gillian 2004. Review of "Somewhere, Home" by Nada Awar Jarrar. 'Writers’ Radio, Radio Adelaide', broadcast on 12 July 2004.