The Elephant Tooth of ’95

By | September 5, 2022

** The funniest book of the year **

One of the best summer romance picks that makes it the perfect addition to your next book club for Best Romance Books!

A modern-day Arab Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love

Noor Beyrouti has a lot going on. Her diary is a devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud account of her young adult life as a single, daughter, sister, friend, and young woman on a permanently doomed quest for self development, sense of self, and love.

Caught between the joys of singleton fun, career growth, and the fear of not finding love and getting married, this young adult doesn’t want to follow the tradition of an arranged marriage. Stuck between the challenge of following her parents’ will of not dating men (insane dating theories) and her desire to live a love story, Noor had to find her life with the boundaries set by traditions and norms.

In this hilarious and unnervingly accurate take on modern womanhood, Noor meets a smart and handsome man who comes from a different background and religion. She fought for this relationship that has been challenged by her friends and family, and only to end up mad about the boy. She found she has to deal with not only what she discovers about that boy, but also the truth she realizes about herself.

Join Noor in this real life clean and wholesome romantic novel on her rollercoaster journey in the vibrant city of Beirut where she fights for her right to love and her right to build a successful career. This memoir unveils the challenges of conservative family traditions. It is a self discovery novel that unfolds a contemporary romance full of unexpected twists and turns amidst adventure, heartache, and triumph.

This page turner presents a powerful mix of words and international mood music that makes the scenes so vivid and evokes a bouquet of emotions.

Read it and laugh—before you cry!

2022 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS NOMINEE: Romance . Women’s Fiction

2022 AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS NOMINEE: Romantic Comedy . Best New Fiction

The Elephant Tooth of ’95: A Story of Family, Romance, and New Beginnings is written in a light, conversational style, and while the action has its highs and lows, this is a feel-good read overall. This would appeal to anyone who enjoys personal accounts of everyday experiences, especially those colored by a distinctive cultural and historical setting, as they are in this book. It could make for good beach reading.” – Official Review of Online Book Club

“In equal parts humorous and poignant, The Elephant Tooth of ’95 by Rana Baydoun is a wonderful novel whose original plot is buoyed by delightful cultural details. It is a story that inspires strength and hope even during hardship.” –  Edith Wairimu for Readers’ Favorite.

“An inspiring book for young women to find their way and that taking a chance is a good thing to do to grow as a person. The book took me to another world, and I could not stop reading. It is a story about growing up and overcoming challenges in finding a job, finding love, and your place in society.” –  J M 10 for Online Book Club

“Balances the painful scenes in the story with the livelier sections of Noor’s story who always finds the positive and comical in otherwise bad situations. It gives those who have never been in a situation like herself some insight into what life is like in times like hers. Lots of people would relate to this book and could provide them comfort or understanding. It is also a very inspirational book showing how one can strive in such an environment.” – Dagni Botes for Online Book Club

“Through a lens of cheerful naivety, Noor narrates her experiences of starting her career, love, and her quest to find her place in the world. Baydoun takes her readers through the streets of Beirut and explores lovely scenes of Lebanese culture. These vignettes string together a loose plot of a young woman trying to navigate a modernizing world, while still holding on to traditional values. Noor narrates her story with self-deprecating humor that often highlights social differences between her conservative upbringing and the different cultures emerging in Lebanon in the nineties. I would recommend this romance novel as a light summer read.” – Emily Smith for Online Book Club

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ https://www.mckd.gov.ae/en/ (September 8, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 287 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9948256417
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9948256410

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