Yara is a reader, writer, traveler, lover of art and jazz. She was born in Beirut and has pieces of her heart in Paris, London, Boston, and one particularly beautiful Tuscan village.
She is the author of The Girls at 17 Swann Street and the forthcoming No Land to Light On. Also, every Thursday, she posts an essay on The non-Utilitarian: thoughts on philosophy, art, poetry, science, literature, travel, and culture. On life in its beautiful ordinary. Her writings are neither practical nor useful. They are a way of being.
Her writing has also appeared in The Huffington Post, The Four Seasons Magazine, HOLIDAY, The European, HOME Magazine, The Idea List, France Forward, Espresso Economics, A Woman’s Paris, The Socio/Log, and elsewhere.
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