Many Voices Reading Circle-Book Selection November, 2015

Share this

The Many Voices Reading Circle will meet at the home of Sally Cummings on November 10, at 7:30 p.m. Please call Sally at 201-816-8841 for directions.

The book selection is:

Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland by Pamela J Olson

Excerpt from Amazon:

“For much of her life—like many Westerners—most of what Pamela Olson knew of the Middle East was informed by headlines and stereotypes. But when she traveled to Palestine in 2003, she found herself thrown with dizzying speed into the realities of Palestinian life.

Fast Times in Palestine is Olson’s powerful, deeply moving account of life in Palestine—both the daily events that are universal to us all (house parties, concerts, barbecues, and weddings) as well as the violence, trauma, and political tensions that are particular to the country. From idyllic olive groves to Palestinian beer gardens, from Passover in Tel Aviv to Ramadan in a Hamas village, readers will find Olson’s narrative both suspenseful and discerning. Her irresistible story offers a multi-faceted understanding of the Palestinian perspective on the Israel–Palestine conflict, filling a gap in the West’s understanding of the difficult relationship between the two nations.

At turns funny, shocking, and galvanizing, Fast Times in Palestine is a gripping narrative that challenges our ways of thinking—not only about the Middle East, but about human nature, cultural identity, and our place in the world.”

If you choose to purchase this book please do so by selecting the Amazon link on this website. A portion of the sales will benefit the congregation.