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It's all in a name.

Created: 04/14/14

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Posted Apr. 14, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
LeahLovesBooks

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It's all in a name.

Does "Fikry" imply it all?


Posted Apr. 17, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
bettyt

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RE: It's all in a name.

I looked up Fikry and it is derived from Arabic and means "intellectual". I think it definitely describes AJ. This is a man who went on-line to find out how to diaper a baby, what a baby eats, every aspect of raising Maya at the beginning he seemed to research.


Posted Apr. 17, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
sandrah

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RE: It's all in a name.

Bettyt's answer is spot on!


"The reader lives a 1000 lives before he dies. The [person] who never reads lives only one."
George R.R. Martin.
Posted Apr. 23, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
LeahLovesBooks

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RE: It's all in a name.

Thank you for the research.


Posted Apr. 23, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
sallyg

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RE: It's all in a name.

This title is great. Bettyt's answer is wonderful and add to it the storied--Steps of the Intellectual.


Posted Apr. 24, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
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donnac

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RE: It's all in a name.

Robert Bruce Ismay was the highest ranking White Star Lines official who survived the Titanic. He's been labeled a coward for allegedly putting his own survival before that of others. Maybe Ismay comes by her name for a similar reason. I think she's cowardly for many reasons, not least of which is not stepping forward to care for Maya even though she knew who the child's father was.


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donnac

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RE: It's all in a name.

In certain cultures maya means epiphany.


Posted Apr. 28, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
LeahLovesBooks

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RE: It's all in a name.

Clearly, Zevin chose her names deliberately. I'm impressed.


Posted Apr. 29, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
rosemaryk

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RE: It's all in a name.

I also appreciate the insights presented in these posts. Thank you for making this book an even richer experience.


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