Fatima and the Sons of Abraham By Val Bonacci
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Paolo Giobatti is the first Major League Baseball star from the Italian League. He's nursing an ailing back along the shores of the Mediterranean when, thanks to modern technology, both he and his archrival, Eli Kohn, half the world away in Cleveland, witness a stunning moment at the hands of Darius Salamah, a Syrian refugee struggling for survival. In the time it takes for a dove to flap its wings, each of their lives becomes irrevocably entwined forever. Thus begins the journey of three young men: a Catholic, a Muslim, and a Jew, from Italy's southernmost beaches and America's baseball diamonds to the beating heart of Jerusalem. The trio dance a bitter tango for the sake of advancing their careers until the fearless heart of a woman named Fatima reshapes their individual destinies in a way none had thought possible.FATIMA AND THE SONS OF ABRAHAM is an allegorical tale based on a curious interpretation of the mysterious supernatural events that took place in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. One hundred years later, author Val Bonacci has reimagined those events, taking you on a ride from hollow darkness into a cacophony of light at autobahn speed, in a story that will have you laughing, crying, and rooting for her characters to the finish line. It's a thoroughly modern tale of the clash of cultures at a time when the stakes for peace-building have never been higher. Not since you first heard John Lennon's voice sing IMAGINE, has a writer so passionately strummed the chords of the human spirit, in yet a new, but still provocative way.