Sayyidi wa Habibi (My Master and My Love), a novel by acclaimed Lebanese author Hoda Barakat, is abridged in the original Arabic in this volume for learners of Arabic at the advanced low proficiency level. This supplementary text adds variety and fun to a regular course on Arabic and is complete with exercises in order to guide learners, improve their Arabic reading skills, and increase their knowledge of Arabic culture. Set during the Lebanese Civil war, this intriguing novel features eloquent prose that keeps readers engaged until the last line. Laila Familiar provides introductory materials, a short biography of the author, and exercises that develop linguistic and cultural competencies. Audio files of Barakat reading five passages from the work, along with a recorded interview, are available free on the press website in order to help students improve their listening skills. This authorized version of the abridged text of Sayyidi wa Habibi will be warmly embraced by college and university students of Arabic as well as by independent learners of Arabic.