A Sprinkle of Dust is a remarkable memoir of struggle, of loss, of maternal love, and of reconciliation to find personal peace. More than that, it is an exploration of an American woman’s life in the United States, Senegal, and Lebanon. It offers intriguing insights into Islam, an arranged marriage at a young age, and survival of a widow with three children during civil war. It’s a captivating and memorable book. Ed Demerly, M.A. Henry Ford College, retired - Past President, College English Association.