The Best Place on Earth

The Best Place on Earth

Stories

Book - 2016
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A collection of eleven stories follows characters at the crossroads of geography and faith who are all trying to find someone to believe in as they struggle with love, violence, faith, and the challenges of balancing traditions with modern times.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780812988932
0812988930
Branch Call Number: FICTION Tsabari, Ayelet
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 22 cm

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IndyPL_AhliahB Nov 27, 2018

This is a beautiful short story compilation. Each of the characters is unique and wholly human. They make mistakes, they do things to hurt each other, they feel deeply and passionately. At the end of each short story, I hoped that their stories would continue, but that's the beauty of Tsabari's writing - she leaves the reader wanting more. Most importantly of all, Tsabari shows the diversity that is Israel: being pro- or anti-war, religious or not, feeling connected to the land or wanting to flee. This character-driven, deeply emotional story is a great fit for those who are interested in disappearing into the inner lives of others.

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