Anthony Shadid has been widely hailed as the best foreign correspondent of his generation. For Arab Americans, he was much more than that. How many times did we send one of Anthony's dispatches from Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Tunisia, Libya or Syria to our friends so that they might understand Arabs as mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brother and sisters -- as complex, dynamic people. The humanity of Anthony's writing gave all of us a voice.
Today marks the release of Anthony's magnus opus, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East. Though he left us much too soon, what remains is a poignant telling of the rebuilding of his family's house in southern Lebanon and Anthony's search for home. There can be no better tribute to his memory than for the Arab American community to help make House of Stone a bestseller. You can purchase your copy here or download the Kindle version here.