In the Kingdom of MenBook - 2013
Raised in a two-room shack by her strict Oklahoma grandfather, Gin Mitchell knows a better life awaits her when she marries hometown hero Mason McPhee. Even so, nothing can prepare her for what’s to come when Mason takes a job with the Arabian American Oil company in 1960s Saudi Arabia.
Gin and Mason are given a home with marble floors, a houseboy to cook their meals, and a gardener to tend the sandy patch out back. Even among the veiled women and strict laws ofshariah, Gin’s life has become the stuff of fairy tales. But when the body of a young Bedouin woman washes up on the shores of the Persian Gulf and Mason disappears, her world starts to close in around her.
Baker & Taylor
The Pulitzer Prize finalist author of In the Wilderness traces the experiences of an impoverished 1960s Oklahoma native who follows her husband to glamorous Saudi Arabia, where the death of a young Bedouin woman causes her to question the decadence and corruption of her new home. 30,000 first printing.