Die Seele der Wüste: Roman by Jane Johnson

Die Seele der Wüste: Roman

byJane Johnson, pociao

Kobo ebook | October 19, 2010 | German

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Liebe, Mut und Schicksal in Marokkos Wüste.

London: Die erfolgreiche Steuerberaterin Isabelle Fawcett führt ein zufriedenes, aber wenig aufregendes Leben. Doch eines Tages macht Isabelle auf dem Dachboden ihres Elternhauses eine Entdeckung: In einer alten Schachtel findet sie ein silbernes Tuareg-Amulett mit einer geheimen Inschrift. Das Geheimnis des Amuletts lässt Isabelle nicht mehr los. Und so reist sie in die Sahara, um dem Rätsel auf den Grund zu gehen. Bei ihren Nachforschungen stößt sie immer wieder auf den Namen Mariata.

Marokko, etwa fünfzig Jahre früher: Die junge Tuareg Mariata verliebt sich in den Krieger Amastan. Doch ihr Vater zwingt sie, mit ihm und seiner neuen Frau in ein Haus im Süden von Marokko zu ziehen. Als er sie auch noch gegen ihren Willen verheiraten will, flieht Mariata in die Wüste. Voller Sehnsucht begibt sie sich auf eine lange, beschwerliche Reise quer durch die Sahara – immer auf der Suche nach Amastan.

Je mehr Isabelle über die Geschichte von Mariata erfährt, umso deutlicher wird, dass ihr Leben und das der Tuareg untrennbar miteinander verbunden sind.

Title:Die Seele der Wüste: RomanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Page & TurnerLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3641048737

ISBN - 13:9783641048730


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Written This novel involves parallel journeys of two women Mariata - living in the Moroccan desert and Isabelle living in England with her British father and French mother. When Isabelle's father dies, he leaves her a box containing a mysterious amulet which leads Isabelle on a journey to the desert where she inadvertently uncovers her truth. This novel emphasizes that what we know to be true about ourselves i always with us demanding on some level to be acknowledged. Surprise ending!
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Salt Road Lovely, Beautiful, Interesting book
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ended too abruptly I wish there'd been more. I feel like U was cheated out of the reunion scene.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly well written! Such a beautiful journey. An incredible author! I highly recommend this novel.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me This was one book that I did not like at all, it came close to being a DNF (but I hate spending time reading something to not finish it). The first chapter intrigued me a little, and I thought there would be a good mystery and maybe some action to the story, but as I read on I felt that the story dragged on with information that I did not think pertained to the story as a whole. I found I could not connect with any of the characters, and felt myself pushing to finish the story, hoping that maybe the ending would make up for it (which it didn't). The characters seemed a little one dimensional to me and I just couldn't find myself liking anything about them. And then the storyline of the book kept jumping back between Isabelle's story and Mariata's, but at times the one section was so long that I found myself forgetting what last happened in the other person's story. There was one part of the story where Isabelle talks about her childhood, and the information came out of nowhere (nothing led up to that scene). She then talks about a big event in her life, it is mentioned in two pages and never talked about again (and something like this would have a bigger impact on a story). I found Mariata's story interesting and would have liked to have a little more of that throughout the novel. I found the ending to be disappointing though, kind of like the author just needed to finish the story and that she needed to connect all the characters together. This book just could not keep my attention, I kept drifting away (I think that's the reason I could barely remember what was happening with the two different stories). Maybe I'll think differently a few years from now....
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Astonishing Adventure An astonishing and remarkable adventure! The author wrote this story beautifully as I could truly feel the hot desert sands beneath my feet and see the magnificence of the land through the eyes of her characters. In various chapters throughout the book her words were quite poetic as she captured the lives of its people. As it takes you along their journey you come to know how fate does seem to push us along the many paths that must be taken. A very enjoyable book indeed and highly recommended.
Date published: 2012-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Salt Road by Jane Johnson I read Jane Johnson's The Tenth Gift in July of 2009. That story involved the lives of two women living in two different time periods paralleling each other. The story and Johnson's writing stayed in my mind; a woven tapestry that at the end was revealed its completion not its unraveling. I know I'm being overly dramatic here but I've never really come across another writer like Jane Johnson, with her exotic settings, evocative prose and dynamic female characters. Maybe I could call up a few authors that have storylines with similar elements but not the same way of threading together the stories and histories of the female characters. Johnson's sophomore effort The Salt Road, is equally good as The Tenth Gift, and follows a similar formula. This time we are taken to the historical land of the desert Tuareg tribes and modern day Morocco. At its heart, The Salt Road is about the strength of women, and further, is wonderfully insightful about the lives of the Tuareg people. The women in the novel, Mariata and Isabelle, overcome abuse and hardship and in the process find their true selves. There are also good and not so good surprises in store for both characters that keep the story suspenseful. Johnson portrays the Tuaregs as a fierce people fighting to preserve their traditions in an oppressive world. I recommend The Salt Road. Its focus on the lives of women reminded me other great novels with strong women within an historical context: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant The Expected One and The Book of Love by Kathleen McGowan Labyrinth by Kate Mosse My Rating: 4.5
Date published: 2012-01-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mediocre I was disappointed in this book. I was looking forward to reading it but found it slow and not really engaging - I had to force myself to keep reading, when usually I find it hard to put books down. I also found the main character not overly likable.
Date published: 2012-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh so good! This book sweeps you into its storyline gently and immerses you in North Africa and the story of two women battling for their identities and their place in the world in which they find themselves. I very much enjoyed the pace and tone set by the author in switching from one woman's story to the other and finally converging the two in a "it had to be" result. I was not disappointed with the story's conclusion and denouement! I had passed on Ms. Johnson's "The Tenth Gift" but it is now on my reading list with a MUST READ asterisk!
Date published: 2011-04-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Only got good at the end Great location, lots of detail. I fell in love with the descriptions of the desert. But the storyline was very slow and only really picked up in the last 50 pages or so. There are also two different plots, two storylines and it's easy to get confused between them. Even though they eventually tie together. Not a book that I would recommend but if it's on your reading list I wouldn't not recommend either. The descriptions were fanstastic!
Date published: 2011-03-10