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The al-Muflehs were a wealthy, Westernized family in Amman, Jordan, a teeming city of two million, set among nineteen hills and cooled by a swirl of dry desert breezes.
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  the capital and largest city of Jordan
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  • The al-Muflehs were a wealthy, Westernized family in Amman, Jordan, a teeming city of two million, set among nineteen hills and cooled by a swirl of dry desert breezes.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • A caravan of five huge oil tankers thundered past them, headed back toward Baghdad from Amman, Jordan.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • The al-Muflehs had gathered with their cousins, as they often did on weekends, at the family farm in a rural area called Mahes, half an hour from Amman.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Munawar’s home abutted a lot in Amman where young men played soccer in the afternoons.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • Brown, the wife of an American diplomat at the U.S. embassy in Amman, coached volleyball.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Luma liked the school well enough, but winter there was colder than anything she had experienced in Amman, and the campus was remote.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • But unlike in Amman, the boys playing in Clarkston seemed to come from a confusion of backgrounds—they were white, black, and brown.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • "My sister and my dad don’t like people going into them and knowing who they are," said Inam al-Mufleh, Luma’s younger sister by eleven years and now a researcher for the Jordanian army in Amman.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • She went to the best school in Amman and lived at a comfortable distance from the problems of that city, including poverty and the tensions brought on by the influx of Palestinian and later Iraqi refugees.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • In 1999, she decided to move to Atlanta for no other reason than that she liked the weather—eternal-seeming springs and easy autumns, with mercifully short and mild winters—not unlike the weather in Amman.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • They sent Luma to the American Community School in Amman, a school for the children of American expatriates, mostly diplomats and businessmen, and elite Jordanians, including the children of King Hussein and Queen Noor.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • For now, though, let’s begin the story amid the nineteen hills of the ancient city of Amman, Jordan, where Luma Mufleh grew up and where she learned to love a game that would create so much joy and cause so much trouble years later in a little town in Georgia, half a world away.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • From behind her windshield she could see the boys playing the game with the sweaty mixture of passion, joy, and camaraderie she recognized from the games played in the empty lot on the other side of the fence from her grandmother’s house in Amman.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Eventually, her thoughts turned to Amman, her family, and especially her late grandmother, who had always told her as a child that things happened for a reason.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
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