The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

?Nail-bitingly suspenseful. ... Inspiring. ... Essential reading.? ? Booklist, starred review The Fox Hunt tellsone young man?sunforgettable story of war, unlikely friendship, and his harrowing escape from Yemen's brutal civil warwith the help of a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of interfaith activists in the West. Born in the Old City of Sana?a, ?Nail-bitingly suspenseful. ... Inspiring. ... Essential reading.? ? Booklist, starred review ...

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Title:The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America
Author:Mohammed Al Samawi
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0062678213
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America Reviews

  • Gaelen
    Jul 17, 2018
    I skimmed the first half of this book, which was mostly about how the author awoke from his fundamentalist beliefs and became part of an interfaith group. The second half is where the meat is, as the author tries to escape as Yemen collapses around him. Even though this part of the boo...
  • Sara
    Aug 07, 2018
    This book gives the reader an unusual look at life in Yemen and is worth reading just for that. I wasn't quite sure what I thought of the author at the beginning of the book, and the first part does feel a little disjointed. But when he tries to escape from Yemen it starts to read like...
  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    Apr 23, 2018
    "The Fox Hunt" is the story of Mohammed who dreams of making his home country of Yemen a better place where more young people can succeed and be safe. Yemen is embroiled in a brutal civil war where the lines between the various sides and outside influence from brutal terrorist groups a...
  • Alisa
    Jun 27, 2018
    An incredible true life story about a young Muslim peace activist who is rescued from war-savaged Yemen by a group of young westerners. The fact that his rescuers are Jews and Christians, people he grew up believing were his sworn enemies, make Al Samawi's tale all the more memorable. ...
  • Philip
    Jun 19, 2018
    If I didn?t know this to be a true story, I would have thought it was a great novel by Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Daniel Silva and other suspense writers I enjoy. The fact that this Mohammed al Samawi?s actual story makes it amazing. This should be a must read book for anyone int...
  • Beth
    Jul 12, 2018
    Everyday there are immigrant stories: those who entered America illegally and have to leave, those who were born in America but are seen in government eyes as immigrants, thousands of people who left their countries and are now in detention facilities waiting to get somewhere. Out of a...
  • Dana
    Apr 24, 2018
    A Must Read This is a must read for every American. This should be taught in high school! If I had had any inkling that I could have so much power to change even some small part of the world when I was in my twenties...Wow. I have so much Faith in our younger generations. We must a...
  • Betty
    Apr 10, 2018
    This is one of the most amazing stories I have ever read ? and it is a true story! Across the top of the front cover of the book is a very powerful description ? ?Four Strangers, Three Faiths, and One Extraordinary Escape to Freedom?. Mohammed Al Samawi grew up in Yemen bein...
  • Patty
    Apr 13, 2018
    This is the story that kept me on the edge of my seat. Imagine being a country torn by civil war and you are a wanted man. The situation is deteriorating and you need to get out ? but how? Oh, and that country is Yemen. The Fox Hunt is the memoir of the man in this story. In this ...
  • Steve
    Jun 28, 2018
    An interesting book . The author was raised as a devout Muslim and taught that Jews and Christians were his enemies. When Mohammed was twenty-three, he secretly received and read a copy of the Bible. After connecting with Jews and Christians on the internet and at conferences, He becam...
  • Kathy
    Jun 03, 2018
    This book is one that is outside my usual type of reading. It reads as though the author is telling you his story as a friend over a cup of coffee. It is a true story about a Muslim in Yemen, who grew up learning to hate Jews and Christians. When he became friends with a westerner at s...
  • Carla
    Apr 18, 2018
    Thank you, @tlcbooktours, for my free review copy. All opinions are my own. While reading @alsawami?s memoir, THE FOX HUNT, I was continually relieved by the fact that I?ve never had to know a day in my life of bullets whizzing by my ears and bombs falling from the sky. I have h...
  • Yafa Crane Luria
    May 30, 2018
    This story is incredible. Even though we know that it ends with the author's safety, it is a captivating read. I have met several of the people in this book, including Mohammed, had lunch with others, and am a close friend of one of Mohammed's friend, also mentioned on the book. They d...
  • Heather
    Apr 08, 2018
    I didn't know much about the causes of the war in Yemen until I read this book. It still doesn't make much sense to me because it boils down to "Those people look different than us and think differently than us." It is that kind of mindset that Mohammed Al Samawi was working a...
  • Katie
    May 24, 2018
    This was a mind blowing story about how a man from Yemen made connections with people around the world and how those people moved mountains to save that man's life by getting him out of war torn Yemen. The whole time I was reading this book, I thought, this is so extraordinary. I'd nev...
  • Jeanette
    Apr 18, 2018
    If anyone deserves to get the life he has prepared for and does by example strive toward with work/goals continually forward, it is this author. He is also a born capitalist in his soul, IMHO. Not to mention that his intellect is coupled with a personality born whole and then honed by ...
  • Carla
    Apr 30, 2018
    Wow, this was an informative, exciting, and inspiring story! I really admire the author's compassion and open-mindedness. And, I am in awe of the the many who helped him, with their commitment, helpfulness, and generosity. This book details the devastating situation in Yemen, but leave...
  • Donna
    Jun 28, 2018
    This is an autobiography of a man's escape from his war torn country of Yemen. In the beginning, as he goes through his childhood, this felt like it was going to be a chore to get through. I was ready to toss 2 stars at it. It felt overly dramatic and I think it was because of the narr...
  • Lissa
    Apr 09, 2018
    Mohammad grew up in Yemen and was taught that Westerners and Jews were evil and an enemy to all Muslims. A college level course provided him a fateful interaction with a Western man that led to his continued education in other religions, cultures and nationalities. This is a moving mem...
  • Annette
    Jul 18, 2018
    "An army of hate is being raised across the Middle East. I believe that an army of understanding and action can take on that army and defeat it. I'm a living example of the power of human connection." (p. 307) ...
  • vicki groom
    Jul 28, 2018
    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Understanding the Middle East is a daunting task! Never in my wildest dream did I think I could begin to grasp what a Yemeni suffered and endured and continue to endure. Thank you writing your memoir. Thank you for sharing your unconditional love of y...
  • Gillian Morris
    Jun 14, 2018
    I read this in less than 24 hours. A screenwriter couldn't have woven a more edge-of-your-seat thriller - and this actually happened. I was lucky enough to meet Mohammed soon after he made it to the US, but had no idea of the extent of what went on to make his escape possible. I finish...
  • Caleigh Rutledge
    Apr 15, 2018
    An important read for today's conflict in Yemen. 4 stars because the harrowing story is, I feel, just the beginning for this author's contribution to his country. I reviewed an early copy of this book as part of the TLC Book Tour - please find my full review available APRIL 17, 201...
  • Karen
    May 11, 2018
    Mohammed Al Samawi is a person to admire and emulate. He is a humanist, a caring questioner, an activist who chooses to put his well thought out love of humanity and understanding of religions into action by working in NGOs. His life thus far shows how good comes from good, how love is...
  • Sabeeha Rehman
    May 11, 2018
    Are there any skeptics out there who are skeptical about the value of interfaith dialogue? This book will convert you. If there is a book that will drive home the point that there are good people in every faith who will do whatever it takes to do the right thing, this book is it. A Mus...
  • Louise Fisher
    Aug 02, 2018
    THE FOX HUNT BY MOHAMMED AL SAMAWI - Mohammed is born in Yemen to educated parents who are both doctors. When Mohammed is just one year old he suffers a stroke and is left with physical issues which affect his walking. For this reason, he is a late school attendee. Mohammed goes on to ...
  • Natalie
    Mar 13, 2018
    I won a copy in a giveaway -- and I'm so glad I did! This was a very well put together story of a refugee's experience in faith, friendship, and international affairs. There was a lot of explanation of the war in Yemen, which was a little slow at times, but helped me (as someone who wa...
  • Travis Arp
    May 29, 2018
    If for no other reason you want to get a better idea of the Muslim faith, and the history of the Middle East conflicts between various Muslim sects, this is a phenomenal book. I gained a much better understanding of the Muslim religion just by reading this book, and the long history of...
  • David Peters
    Jul 06, 2018
    Great read about the story of a young man coming to the United States, after facing adversity for his interfaith work. Mohammed's story is touching because of the humanity involved with it. People he knew, some well and some barely at all, put aside their busy lives to help him survive...
  • Suecd48
    Jul 01, 2018
    I found Mohammed's story fascinating on several levels. First, he is a devout Muslim, confused as to how his faith taught peace yet so many Muslims vow violence. Second, he sincerely and openly wants to know the truth, and as he reads the Bible (starting with the Old Testament), he dis...