From Feast to Famine tells the story of three generations of the Wahba family, a wealthy Coptic family. The saga begins in Egypt at the turn of the 20th century and follows the twists and turns of the lives of Amin Wahba, his only son Farid, and his three grandchildren, Boulos, Mary and Joseph. In the span of these three generations, tragic events will happen that will change the fate of the Wahba family, as it intertwines with those of a world at war and a country in turmoil. Two World Wars, the Revolution of July 1952, the 1956 Suez War, and the Six-Day War of 1967 will take their toll on Egypt and the members of the Wahba family, until the apparition of the Virgin Mary in the Church of Zeitun will provide solace to a Nation in mourning.
Egyptian IT specialist immigrated to America after the Six-Day War of 1967, Butros Hanna went on to have a successful career and a fulfilling life in the United States as an engineer and manager in the telecommunications industry, working in his field both in American and European branches of many large US companies. In January 2003, after a two-year assignment in Brussels, he retired from his latest job to start a whole new career as a writer, beginning his path towards publication. From Feast to Famine collects some of the many stories written by the author in almost a decade.