Sunday, February 21, 2016

THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH by Eyelet Tsabari


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TIKKUN

Tikkun, a story of lasting love. Life separates lovers as it often does, taking us to new places, new partners, new lives. Sometimes love reawakens under unexpected circumstance. This is the story of Lior and Natalie.
5.5

SAY IT AGAIN, SAY IT 

This short story is about immigrants to Israel.Lily and Lana are teens in a new world. Lily from Canada, Lana from Belarus.
Lily a shy girl, Lana a Russian beauty without fear.
I loved this story for it's strength and innocence.

5.5

BRIT MILAH

Reuma's daughter Ofra is expecting her first child, not wanting to miss meeting little Yonatan,his grandmother's first male, grandchild. Reuma flies from Israel to Vancouver on a visit of love and great expectations... will she get her wish? Or will she be in for an unacceptable surprise?
5.5

THE POETS IN THE KITCHEN WINDOW

This short story is among my favorite, yet I love them all. What a beautiful book...yes, it is
A boy, Uri's first experience with war. Sirens, gas mask and shelter...Tel Aviv...Saddam Hussein's war against Kuwait reached far...
5.5

CASUALTIES

Sometimes two years of military service might be more difficult than one expected.
4.5

INVISIBLE

Rosalynn is a Philippina working in Israel in order to support her family back home. Just as her permit runs out, love walks in...
5.5

BELOW SEE LEVEL

Josie and David are flying towards Israel from Canada. A difficult journey for David.
Will he find peace with himself and his overbearing IDF father.
5.5

A SIGN OF HARMONY

After the initial two years in the army, Israeli like a time to travel, this time it is India.
4/5

BORDERS

What happened to Israelis who left Sinai after it became Egyptian territories? A young woman recalls her life in the Sinai desert where she lived with her mother. 
5.5

WAR PLANES 

Teens and how death during war time affects their life. Loosing a parent to illness rather than war could change their lives for the better or worse.

4.5

THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH

Naomi and Tamar, two sisters, separated by miles. Tamar in Vancouver, Naomi in Jerusalem.

5.5

I loved these stories so much, the sheer humanity found in each, the beautiful prose. Eyelet Tsabari is a talented to watch for.

Thank you Random House Publishing Group and NetGalley for the opportunity to get to know this author in return for an honest review.