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Book Review – A Woman in Jerusalem by A. B. Yehoshua

This is a story about a woman and a man. The woman is a foreigner who has moved to Jerusalem and taken a job as a cleaning lady at a local bakery. She is killed by a sucide bomber in the marketplace. Her only ID is a check stub. The Human Resource Manager at the bakery is called upon to ID her body and see that it and her family are taken care of. It becomes more of a responsibility than the newly divorced HR Manager imagained in the beginning as he accompanies body to its homeland and village for burial. The journey has its affect upon the manager as begins to wake up. He starts seeing and appreciating the little things in life and even begins to repair the damage done in his marriage and with his relationship with his daughter. It turned out to be a wonderful story with much to contemplate. You will find life and death, a philosophical discussion about love, and even a brief word from our dreams in the pages of this short book.

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About lovelylissie

I love reading, kewpies, butterflies, thrifting, and all things vintage. I am happily married and live in NE Texas.

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