Books Salt Houses by Hala Alyan Hardcover, 312 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSalt HousesAuthorHala Alyan Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Foreseeing blessings and troubles in the lives of her daughter and grandchildren, Salma endures hardships stemming from the Six-Day War of 1967 in Palestine before rebuilding in Kuwait, before the family is scattered by Saddam Hussein's regime. Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Also by Hala Alyan The Twenty-Ninth Year Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Salt Houses A few of the great books that our listeners recommend for summer reading. Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption toggle caption Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR Code Switch Code Switch Book Club, Summer 2019 June 20, 2019 For this summer reading list, our listeners suggested a lot of great history, compelling fiction, a few memoirs — and Jane Austen, reimagined with brown people! Code Switch Book Club, Summer 2019 Listen · 26:07 26:07 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/733808217/734207798" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.