Where the Desert Meets the Sea PDF ´ Desert Meets


Where the Desert Meets the Sea An illuminating and heart stirring historical novel set in post WWII Palestine, where the boundaries of love and friendship are challenged by the intractable conflicts of war Jerusalem,Judith, a young Jewish survivor of the Dachau concentration camp, arrives in Mandatory Palestine, seeking refuge with her only remaining relative, her uncle When she learns that he has died, she tries to take her own life in despairAfter awakening in the hospital, Judith learns that Hana, a Muslim Arab nurse, has saved her life by donating her own blood While the two women develop a fragile bond, each can t help but be drawn deeper into the political machinations tearing the country apart After witnessing the repeated attacks inflicted on the Jews, Judith makes the life changing decision to join the Zionist fight for Jerusalem And Hana s star crossed love for Dr David Cohen, an American Jew out of his element and working only to save lives, will put her own life in dangerThen the political situation worsens When tensions erupt, a shocking act of violence threatens Judith and Hana s friendship and the destinies of everyone they love This ww2 era is my fav genre to read This one had a great story but so many characters to follow that it was a little confusing until after 50% in. This historical fiction novel is told chronologically about post WWII Palestine The dates are vastly important in order to comprehend the extend of what happened in so little time to each of the characters The characters are concentrated around a young Arab woman, Hanna, and a young Jewish woman, Judith, with every character in the story being connected to either Hanna or Judith However, the conflict is told from many of the characters P.O.V not just from Hanna and Judith I especially enj This historical fiction novel is told chronologically about post WWII Palestine The dates are vastly important in order to comprehend the extend of what happened in so little time to each of the characters The characters are concentrated around a young Arab woman, Hanna, and a young Jewish woman, Judith, with every character in the story being connected to either Hanna or Judith However, the conflict is told from many of the characters P.O.V not just from Hanna and Judith I especially enjoyed the different character viewpoints and found the author did a great job describing the Middle Eastern conflict of Jerusalem through many different sets of eyes.The author shows a variation of answers to the question Who does Jerusalem belong to through these different points of view It doesn t singularly revolve around just one or two characters That is probably the most spectacular thing about this story, is to experience the Middle Eastern conflict from different angles.This book is filled with a lot of history, but also language and culture The author incorporates Hebrew, Arabic, and Yiddish words phrases Because of this, I recommend reading it on a Kindle so that you can translate quickly.This is extremely action packed So much so, that sometimes certain details were left out that help move the story along Things such as sensory imagery and directional surroundings Because there was so much action, things like this were left out quite frequently It sometimes caused the flow of the story to be broken There was so much information provided that literary devices were also left out This also caused the first part of the book to be difficult to get through It skips around, especially in the first half 3.5 stars rounded to 4 The history is correct, but the story told through these fictional characters is very bland and melodramatic It flip flops all over with hyper hot headed Arabs and Jews massacring each other while the British smoke cigarettes and ignore the mess that they have created by their 31 year Mandate in Palestine Israel s history is complicated, and deserves to be told in abalanced story where the people arethan paper dolls wanting to survive In this book, everyone is the bad guy and th The history is correct, but the story told through these fictional characters is very bland and melodramatic It flip flops all over with hyper hot headed Arabs and Jews massacring each other while the British smoke cigarettes and ignore the mess that they have created by their 31 year Mandate in Palestine Israel s history is complicated, and deserves to be told in abalanced story where the people arethan paper dolls wanting to survive In this book, everyone is the bad guy and that s just not how it was The time setting for this novel is just after WW II, and the freed Jews from the concentration camps are trying to get to their historic homeland, the Holy Land As the Jews arrive, they become embroiled in age old disagreements over territory It is the story of the wars between the Jews and Arabs, as they fight over Palestine and Jerusalem, after the State of Israel is established in 1947 Needless to say it is a bloody story of massacres, terrorism, pillage and rape No mercy was shown, no qu The time setting for this novel is just after WW II, and the freed Jews from the concentration camps are trying to get to their historic homeland, the Holy Land As the Jews arrive, they become embroiled in age old disagreements over territory It is the story of the wars between the Jews and Arabs, as they fight over Palestine and Jerusalem, after the State of Israel is established in 1947 Needless to say it is a bloody story of massacres, terrorism, pillage and rape No mercy was shown, no quarter given, by either side The British military occupied the area, but did little to intervene inn the fighting, other than try to prevent the Jews arrival They had suffered their own losses over the years since their arrival in the 1920 s Their mandate was to modernize the area, but were at the same time, protecting their oil interests in the middle east The British left in 1948 It is a powerful story worth reading

  • Kindle Edition
  • 249 pages
  • Where the Desert Meets the Sea
  • Werner Sonne
  • 09 January 2017

About the Author: Werner Sonne

Is a well known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Where the Desert Meets the Sea book, this is one of the most wanted Werner Sonne author readers around the world.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *