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Bridges are good things, higher and longer than walls. Bridges bring journeys to mind; walls don’t.

“The Bread and Salt Between Us” by Mayada Anjari provides a true bridge experience, bringing the reader and cook into communion with not only authentic Syrian recipes, but also the Syrian family, Mayada and Ahmad Anjari, who abandoned their battle-ravaged home town in Syria, to walk with their children over countless nights through the desert to the safety of Jordan. 

Work was scarce. When a U.N. representative offered an interview screening process to...