Here are a few highlights of joyous moments since the release of my book, The Syrian Jewelry Box…. I invite you to celebrate with me as my story continues to help others and to bridge the gap between our cultures by sharing our similarities.

 

 

With heartfelt gratitude, Caroline and Mario helping me with my message: Journey to heal through love and forgiveness. ‘ASP Alumna (Class of 1979) Carina Sue Burns has recently written The Syrian Jewelry Box, found at top English-language libraries and bookstores in Paris, including our ASP HUB! This acclaimed book focuses on Carina’s experience as a young American growing up in blissful innocence in the Middle East whose life changed suddenly and dramatically upon discovering a shocking family secret. An exotic drive through the Middle East and Europe serves as a metaphoric journey for the woman she becomes—a silent nomad searching for her identity. Carina’s fascinating story lends support to others on a similar search, and helps to bridge gaps between different cultures!’When I was in Boston, Massachusetts​, to autograph my book at The Harvard Coop​, lo and behold, 8 copies, with gratitude Nancie Scheirer :) And, look at the placement!! Feeling ecstatic!

When I was in Boston, Massachusetts​, to autograph my book at The Harvard Coop​, lo and behold, 8 copies, with gratitude Nancie Scheirer 🙂 And, look at the placement!! Feeling ecstatic!

So EXCITED and HONORED! FUSAC​ to feature my book in their

So EXCITED and HONORED!
FUSAC​ to feature my book in their “Book corner”…Merci beaucoup à Caroline!!

WOW! Will ya look at that, just when I was going to send San Francisco Public Library a request, I surprisingly just discovered it was already catalogued. With heartfelt gratitude!

WOW! Will ya look at that..😅 just when I was going to send San Francisco Public Library a request, I surprisingly just discovered it was already catalogued:)) With heartfelt gratitude.

WOWED and honored seeing 4 copies of my book in WHSmith Paris​ Biography section😳with much gratitude!

Gibert Joseph

Merci beaucoup à Jérémy of Gibert Joseph​, the largest bookstore in Paris! This is quite an honor, and I am so grateful to have Jérémy assist me in promoting my message!

Boston Public Library

Momentum builds…landed the Boston Public Library! With gratitude, Joanne! It will take a few months to catalogue, but I’m patient!

Feeling pretty proud and excited as my book continues to circulate. Special thank you to Abigail Altman, Grant Rosenberg, and the wonderful circulation team of the American Library in Paris! In a few months, my book will be displayed on their shelf!!! I instantly felt at home by the American Library in Paris’s gregarious staff, and found it a cozy environment to browse through their …collection of over 100000 items…

What an honor. I am so grateful. Look at this! My story is now part of Shakespeare and Company– “…the best known bookshop in the world.” My book will soon be available to tourists et al. :))

I’m excited to let you know that The Abbey Bookshop has embraced my story. A tiny but char​i​smatic bookshop lured me beyond its two chock-full
​high​ piled​ book stacks adorning the arched window entrance. I snaked
through to not bump over ​more ​stack​s​ of books. Then I happend upon its
friendly owner, Brian.

FullSizeRender (1) I wore my traditional Saudi Bedouin dress to a book reading at Ada’s Café.
FullSizeRender A heartfelt gratitude for delectable Middle Eastern platters by Ada’s Café’s amazing staff, and for making my book event a wonderful success!
Deborah's Palm A Community for Women http://www.deborahspalm.com/ DP LOGO JPEG (1)All Proceeds went to support the community and helped to celebrate wonderful women and their unique talents!
CT0XpFXUEAA1l7k I wore my traditional Saudi Bedouin dress Speaking at my 1st ever book signing!
Release Book launch for The Syrian Jewelry Box was held in November 2015 at Books Inc. Holy Cow, Look at the crowd! Book signing was in November of 2015 at Book’s Inc. I think that they were even more nervous than I was with this many people..
Honorable Mr. Mansour Al-Zamil, President/Owner of Jeddah Our Days of Bliss Establishment. Honorable Mr. Mansour Al-Zamil President/ Owner of Jeddah- Our Days of Bliss, and dear personal friend, taking a short break to catch up on some reading.
Ali Hussein--"In 1968, the destiny has chosen you to witness an important history of Jeddah, and reflect what your father's camera had documented, through the story of your personal experience. Your story is part of our history, can't wait to read The Syrian Jewelry Box.. Thank you and thanks to Mr. Mansour Al Zamil for his warm reception and hospitality.-with Hassan Idris." Ali Hussein~”In 1968, the destiny has chosen you to witness an important history of Jeddah, and reflect what your father’s camera had documented, through the story of your personal experience.
Your story is part of our history, can’t wait to read The Syrian Jewelry Box..
Thank you and thanks to Mr. Mansour Al Zamil for his warm reception and hospitality.-with Hassan Idris.”
His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
President & Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) & Honorable Mr. Mansour Al-Zamil, President/Owner of Jeddah Our Days of Bliss Establishment , offers an autographed copy of my book.
I am grateful that Mr. Mansour Saleh Al-Zamil received on January 11, 2016, the wife of American Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mrs. Westphal, at Jeddah Our Days of Bliss Library, and presented her with my book. I am grateful that Mr. Mansour Saleh Al-Zamil received on January 11, 2016, the wife of American Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mrs. Westphal, at Jeddah Our Days of Bliss Library, and presented her with my book.
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