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Intelligent, curious, imaginative, and willing to learn and explore. Not defined by genre or age, she is practical one moment, dreaming the next, searching for answers on one hand and moving forward with confidence on the other.
Breakfast in Palestine

Coming Soon - February 15th

Breakfast in Palestine

Dixiane Hallaj

Memoir

Breakfast in Palestine recounts Dixiane’s introduction to her new Palestinian family, and how she coped with a new language, new culture, new social demands, and her love affair with the new and often unfamiliar foods—all while living through a war complete with tanks and heavy artillery.

Young and impulsive, Dixiane dove heart-first into a cross cultural marriage four months after meeting the man who was to become her life’s companion, Muhammad Hallaj. In the fairy tale version, they would have ridden off into the sunset and lived happily ever after. However, life seldom adheres to the fairy tale script.

They had always planned to live in the Middle East, but their first reservations were cancelled by the June War of 1967. They rearranged their lives to be able to provide financial support for Muhammad’s family should the need arise. In 1970 they tried again. Escalating unrest in Jordan did not derail their plans a second time. They mailed their extensive collection of books, packed personal belongings and set off with their two sons—walking right into a civil war called Black September.

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Dixiane Hallaj (Author)

Dixiane Hallaj lives in the small town of Purcellville, Virginia, with her cat named Dog. After a long career as an educator and a business woman, she earned her Ph.D. the year she qualified for Medicare. She has been writing award-winning fiction ever since.

Dixiane spent eleven years living and working in the Middle East as part of her husband's extended family. Her novels about Palestinian refugees are based on her experiences during that time and later, when interviewing women in the camps for her doctoral research.

It's Just Lola is based loosely on the life of her grandmother. She enjoyed writing about the family so much that she carried the characters on to another generation with Aunt Nellie B, a lighthearted fiction.

Learn more about Dixiane Hallaj.

Coming Soon  
February 15, 2021