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Author Rothman-Zecher, Moriel, author.

Title Sadness is a white bird / Moriel Rothman-Zecher.

Publication Info. New York City : Atria Books, 2018.


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 GDL Central Library Fiction    ROTHMAN-ZECHER,MOR    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC ROTHMAN-ZECHER,M    Available
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Edition First Atria books hardcover edition.
Description 274 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "A young man is preparing to serve in the Israeli army while also trying to reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings with his deeply ingrained loyalties to family and country. Four days after his nineteenth birthday, Jonathan is sitting in a military jail in Israel. Languishing in the dark cell, he recalls the series of events that led him to this point. It all began when he returned to Israel after being raised and educated in Pennsylvania. He knows that he will soon be drafted as a soldier. He will be called upon to preserve and defend the Jewish state, which includes monitoring the Palestinian territories within its borders but he is conflicted. With an intense drive to know more about the plight of the displaced and occupied Palestinians, he encounters Laith and Nimreen--the twin daughter and son of his mother's friend. From that summer afternoon on, the three become inseparable: wandering the streets on weekends, piling onto buses en route to new discoveries, laughing uncontrollably. They share joints on the beach, trade private cultural treasures, intimate secrets, resentments, hopes, and dreams, revealing the deepest parts of themselves to each other. But with his draft date rapidly approaching, Jonathan wrestles with the question of what it means to be proud of your heritage while also feeling love for those outside of your own tribal family. And then that fateful day arrives, the one that lands Jonathan in prison and changes his relationship with the twins forever."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Jewish-Arab relations -- Fiction.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Israel -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Palestine -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Jewish fiction.
Other Form: Online version: Rothman-Zecher, Moriel. Sadness is a white bird. First Atria Books hardcover edition. New York City : Atria Books, 2018 9781501176289 (DLC) 2017031832
ISBN 9781501176265 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
1501176269 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)

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