A Tender Struggle (Kobo eBook)

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“A story about love, marriage, compromise, parenthood and the difference between the life one imagined and reality.”*

Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer, a California-bred feminist, surfer, and aspiring journalist, met Ismail Suayah, sincere, passionate, kind, yet from a very different world. One of eight siblings born in an impoverished fishing village in Libya, Ismail was raised a Muslim--and his faith informed his life. When Krista and Ismail made the decision to become a family, she embarked on a journey she never could have imagined, an accidental jihad: a quest for spiritual and intellectual growth that would open her mind and, more important, her heart.

“A bold piece of writing (and thinking) by an incredibly brave woman.”  —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The Signature of All Things

“A moving, lyrical memoir.”—*Kirkus Reviews*

“Candid and rich.” —*Good Housekeeping*

“Unrelenting candor and  gorgeous prose.” —*BookPage*

“Krista Bremer has a very good story.” —*The New York Times Book Review*

“A beautiful account of [Krista’s] jihad, or struggle, to find peace within herself and within her marriage.” —*The Kansas City Star*

“Lucid, heartfelt, and profoundly humane . . . Navigates the boundaries of religion and politics to arrive at the universal experience of love.” —G. Willow Wilson, author of Alif the Unseen

“This is a memoir worth reading.” —**Pittsburgh Post-Gazette*