Review by IamShing -- A Loaf Of Bread by Rana Bitar

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Review by IamShing -- A Loaf Of Bread by Rana Bitar

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[Following is a volunteer review of "A Loaf Of Bread" by Rana Bitar.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Hematologist & Oncologist turned poet, Rana Bitar narrates previous events of her life with an intense combination of anguish and grief. Bitar as a child witnessed some of the most gruesome and painful moments of her life. She was born in Damascus, Syria and later migrated to the United States of America. She holds a degree on medicine and recently held a master's degree in English and Creative Writing.

Now, with her new weapon she ushers her audience into a different realm. Welcome to the world were toughness is a prerequisite, and defiance is non-existence.

A Loaf of Bread, a requiem of 10 heartfelt poetry. It talks more than just suffering, pity, and loss, but also family and love. “Rock me to sleep, your little baby boy. Only in your arms will love defeat death.”

In each page, the message is clear. I like the author’s writing style as she uses a lot of figurative words which attracts poetry readers to dwell in her world. The struggle and danger of war, the hatred hidden in the heart’s of those who are forced to hold the machine gun. Their sacrifices, challenges, and longing when the authorities took them away from home. “They asked me if I would prefer to see my blood or someone else’s spilled today. I said, “No, not mine, my mother is sick and alone.”

I recommend the book to parents whose sons/daughters fought their way out of the battlefield. Also, for women and men alike who knows the danger and loneliness of holding and aiming over a gun.

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4 out of 4 stars because it is well-written, I felt like I was watching a real-life movie. The usage of first person point of view serves powerfully because it hypnotizes the readers and takes them back to live the author's life.

I tried to look for mistakes, however I can't find any. Although the word count has not been given attention to, as well as the tone of the poems. The author didn't use rhymes as a tool to tell the story more poetically. The paragraphs were divided into different measures, no matter short or long. However, the author still delivers her in-depth and warm emotions. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book. One thing I wish is that she will add 10 or more provocative and meaningful poems.

I could not wait for another series. the woman is an expert. A very good read, indeed!

Published by Unsolicited Press in 2019, some of the pieces have been featured in Deadly Writers Patrol, DoveTales, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Magnolia Review, and El Portal.


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Historical fiction story relating to small world War II stories. Congrats on this review.
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Thank you 😊
Yes, interesting little poems 😊
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This book of poems seems like something I will enjoy reading, with a box of tissues nearby.

Thanks for your heartfelt review.

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Surely, it is my dear 😊 and it is my pleasure
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Sounds like a good poem that has lots of emotions stirred up by war. I liked that you added some lines from it. It's heartbreaking. Thanks for this review! :tiphat:
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It is 😊😊 thank you for the feedback
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