A Country Between

A Country Between : Making a Home Where Both Sides of Jerusalem Collide

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-A Country Between reminds us that grief is as indispensable to joy as light is to shadow. Beautifully written, ardent and wise.- -- Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Secret Chord, People of the Book, and March A couple meet at a remote Syrian monastery and fall in love. She is American, he is French. They marry and decide to make their home in Jerusalem. They are devout Catholics and live on Nablus Road, where the Israeli and Palestinian sides of the city collide. Pregnant with her first child, Stephanie Saldana struggles to protect her family, their faith, and herself from the upheaval that threatens to shatter the world around her. But as her due date approaches, she must reconcile herself with her choice to bring a child into a dangerous world. Her new memoir is a testament to finding hope, love and peace amid the contentious conflict in the Middle East. -Thoughtful, candid and achingly lovely, A Country Between celebrates the moments of beauty and truth that appear even--or especially--in broken and hard places, bringing light and healing in unexpected ways.-; -- Shelf Awareness for Readers, STARRED review -Saldana shares a curious kind of hope by showing how life goes on no matter the circumstances... readers gain a deeper understanding of love and faith.- -- Booklist, STARRED reviewshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 351 pages
  • 140 x 206 x 30mm | 381g
  • Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1492639052
  • 9781492639053
  • 575,184

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-This candid, tenderly rendered love story begins in a Syrian monastery, where Saldana (Bread of Angels), a Texas-born journalist, falls for Frederic, a French novice monk...Saldana describes in wonderful detail how, as their family expands, they stay in a place where so little makes sense, guided solely by their hope in the future.- - Publishers Weeklyshow more
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