WorldCat Identities

Hamilton, Masha

Works: 6 works in 70 publications in 4 languages and 5,037 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Epistolary fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.A44338, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Masha Hamilton
The camel bookmobile by Masha Hamilton( Book )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Establishing a bookmobile in a destitute Kenyan village, well-intentioned Fiona Sweeney inadvertently renews a decades-old tribal feud involving a camel-powered bookmobile and prior efforts to promote local education
31 hours by Masha Hamilton( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman in New York awakens knowing, as deeply as a mother's blood can know, that her grown son is in danger. She has not heard from him in weeks. His name is Jonas. His girlfriend, Vic, doesn't know what she has done wrong, but Jonas won't answer his cell phone. We soon learn that Jonas is isolated in a safe-house apartment in New York City, pondering his conversion to Islam and his experiences training in Pakistan, preparing for the violent action he has been instructed to take in 31 hours. Jonas's absence from the lives of those who love him causes a cascade of events, and as the novel moves through the streets and subways of New York we come to know intimately the lives of its characters. We also learn to feel deeply the connections and disconnections that occur between young people and their parents not only in this country but in the Middle East as well. Carried by Hamilton's highly-lauded prose, this story about the helplessness of those who cannot contact a beloved young man who is on a devastatingly confused path is compelling on the most human level. In our world, when a family loses track of an idealistic son an entire city could be in danger. From the author of The Distance Between Us
The distance between us by Masha Hamilton( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Caddie Blair is torn between vengeance and emotional survival when her colleague and lover is killed in an ambush while traveling across the Israeli border into Lebanon
Staircase of a thousand steps : a novel by Masha Hamilton( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staircase of a Thousand Steps lifts the veil from a mystical land, where jasmine and dung mix and the inconceivable is embraced as commonplace. In a Middle Eastern village that traces its history back to Abraham, the men gather nightly beneath a tree named Moses' Finger, and the women meet at a place where "the earth breathes." But the midwife Faridah possesses transcendent wisdom and a dangerous scorn for tradition. And the shepherd Harif, seer and village outsider, weaves stories in an effort to protect his fragile status. While Harif's granddaughter, Jammana, struggles between the allure of the ancient world and the tensions of a modern age. Through an ancestral gift, Jammana experiences the memories of those closest to her-Faridah, Harif, and her mother, Rafa. But as she unwittingly uncovers the village's secrets, old grudges move like a slow burn across the fields and ignite. Set in Transjordan just before the 1967 war with Israel, Staircase of a Thousand Steps braids a chorus of voices into a poetic, haunting tale of loyalty, longing, and accidental betrayal
What changes everything by Masha Hamilton( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman races to save her kidnapped husband, a used bookstore owner deals with the loss of a son on an Afghan battlefield, a mother travels to Kabul to tend to her wounded son, and two Afghans reveal the complexity of their culture
The camel bookmobile by Masha Hamilton( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once a fortnight, the nomadic settlement of Madidima, deep in the Kenyan desert, awaits the arrival of a camel train laden with books. This is the Camel Bookmobile, a scheme set up to bring books to nomadic tribes. The only condition of the Camel Bookmobile is that every book must be returned or else the visits will cease. Then one day a book is stolen ... - Container
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.13 for 31 hours / ... to 0.17 for The camel ...)

The camel bookmobile
31 hoursThe distance between usStaircase of a thousand steps : a novel