Between Two Deserts

Between Two Deserts

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Jerusalem lies at the end of an old Roman road, a city swathed in light and sorrow. Coming to Jerusalem to fulfill her grandfather's dying wish, Eve Cavell finds herself poised at the fault line of three worlds-Muslim, Christian and Jewish. Soon she attracts the attention of Mozes Koenig, an elderly author in search of a heroine. Eve, with her lodestar eyes and solitary dance, captivates the old man's imagination, and together they create an opus to humanity in a city made of stone. With lyricism and allure, Germaine Shames captures a world of compassion amid chaos and peace within war through her characters' triumphs and calvary. Reviews of Note: "Shames, a former Middle East correspondent, skillfully intertwines the lives of this diverse cast of characters to produce a tightly executed, emotion-filled work." Publisher's Weekly "(The novelist) creates the intense atmosphere of an unstable world with grace and a sort of lyric power." National Public Radio "One might expect the journalist and novelist to approach this story quite differently, but in Between Two Deserts, foreign correspondent Germaine Shames has realized a combination of these crafts, lucidly capturing those immutable qualities that speak to our souls." Rain Taxi "In Jerusalem where rhetoric and revenge rule, Shames shows us humanity and insight." Bloomsbury Reviewshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 133.35 x 203.2 x 11.18mm | 263.08g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507897820
  • 9781507897829

About Germaine Shames

Germaine Shames is author of the award-winning novels, Between Two Deserts and You, Fascinating You. Writing under the pen name Casper Silk (Hotel Noir, Echo Year), she has been compared to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene and P.D. James "on steroids." As a foreign correspondent, Germaine Shames has written from six continents on topics ranging from the Middle East crisis to Aboriginal land rights, from the struggle to save the Amazon to the plight of street children. Her articles have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Hemispheres, More and Success. A number of Shames' works have been adapted to stage plays, Between Two Deserts among them.show more

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