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The Camel Bookmobile

by Masha Hamilton

The Camel Bookmobile
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    Apr 2007, 320 pages
    Apr 2008, 336 pages

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As a foreign correspondent for a decade, Masha Hamilton chronicled events overseas, first working for the Associated Press in the Middle East and then later, in Moscow, reporting for the Los Angeles Times, writing a newspaper column, and reporting for NBC/Mutual Radio. Hamilton covered the intefadeh, the peace process, and the partial Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, as well as the coup and collapse of the Soviet Union, the growing independence in Soviet republics, and Kremlin politics. Early in 2004, she worked in Afghanistan as a freelance journalist.

Her debut novel, Staircase of a Thousand Steps was published in 2001, followed by The Distance Between Us...

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