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In Jerusalem by Lis Harris

In Jerusalem

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In Jerusalem by Lis Harris
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Sep 17, 2019 | 272 Pages
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Praise

“Fair, evenhanded stories of what life is really like in the riven state of Israel.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[A] distinctive account that shows the ongoing effects of the conflict on generations. Readers interested in seeing beyond stereotypes and political posturing will appreciate.”
Library Journal

“In immersing herself so deeply in the complex lives and stories of both Israelis and Palestinians, Lis Harris accomplishes something extraordinary here: a moving and heartfelt account on a very human scale of the intractable struggle of two peoples who share one land. Harris allows us to feel the terrible price young and old on both sides of this conflict continue to pay. And she does so with great empathy and insight, in beautifully chiseled prose.”
—James Shapiro, author of A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

“Lis Harris’s epic and epically beautiful real-life tale about two cultures, two religions, two families, trying to survive difference in a shared world is a monumental work carved out of rock, truth, and love. The deep and complex realities of Israeli/Palestinian daily life has had no better observer and no more judicious participant. A work for the ages.”
—Hilton Als

“Lis Harris has written about a conflict in which the members of each side, acutely damaged by trauma, are so angry at the other that they can’t listen. But Harris can. Wherever our sympathies lie, we have something to learn from this intensively reported and meticulously written account of two extended families who don’t so much represent the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as help us understand its toxic effects.”
—Anne Fadiman, author of The Wine Lover’s Daughter

“The world should thank Lis Harris for this brave, skillful, and generous-spirited work of reporting. The details of the two families’ contrasting lives, so clearly and empathetically observed, make for a page-turning story. Somehow—maybe because of the author’s own faith in the transcendent humanity of her subjects—the reader comes away with a feeling of hope.”
—Ian Frazier, author of Great Plains

Table Of Contents

The Families

Prologue

Introduction

CHAPTER 1
The Greek Colony

CHAPTER 2
French Hill

TRAVELS WITH FUAD I

CHAPTER 3
Shelter

CHAPTER 4
In and Out of War

TRAVELS WITH FUAD II

CHAPTER 5
A New Country

CHAPTER 6
Occupied

TRAVELS WITH FUAD III

CHAPTER 7
Perspectives

CHAPTER 8
The 1,001 Nights of Wasif Jawhariyyeh and the Mingling of Christians, Jews, and Muslims

TRAVELS WITH FUAD IV

CHAPTER 9
The Ezrahis

CHAPTER 10
Aunt Rasmea

CHAPTER 11
Yotam’s Vision

CHAPTER 12
Soldiers

CHAPTER 13
Varieties of Religious Experience

TRAVELS WITH FUAD V

Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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