Thanks so much to author Julie Zuckerman for her review of White Zion.
This is the first book of Gila Green's that I've read and it did not disappoint. The stories are linked by the same protagonist, Miri, a Canadian born to a Yemenite-Israeli father and Ashkenazic-Canadian mother. Green's prose is evocative and reflects both painful and loving moments in Miri's family. I particularly enjoyed the stories of old Jerusalem. The tales Miri's father shares -- or Miri imagines -- reminded me of Amos Oz's A Tale of Love and Darkness. No matter where one falls on the religious spectrum, Miri's conflicts as she matures, marries and becomes a mother are both thought-provoking and easy to identify with. Highly recommend!
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