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Leaving Gaza

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Can there be two more different women than Ruth, the vibrant Israeli writer who grew up amid gunfire and grenades, and long-married Barbara, still living and painting in her Australian home town?
Ruth's independence and her passion for Israel's political cause startles the artistic world of Heath and Barbara Barnes. Ruth enters their orbit as Barbie declares war on a life
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Paperback, 212 pages
Published by Trafford Publishing (first published October 15th 2007)
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Stephen Crabbe
Nov 14, 2016 Stephen Crabbe rated it it was amazing
To begin with, in case you make erroneous assumptions based on the title, I should point out this is a story set in modern Australia. An Israeli woman living in Australia writes a novel about the Jewish settlers of the Gaza strip forced by Israel’s government to leave the disputed territory that had been their home for a long time. When the novel is published, this had not happened in fact; years later, in 2006, it came to pass.

Reading the novel and watching television reports of the evictions,
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I have been writing contemporary women's fiction for several decades. It's one of the things I love to do. Yes, I've won a few prizes, grants and awards, and treasure the good reviews. But the real joy is conceiving, writing and finishing a new book. My recent anthology, A QUINTESSENTIAL LOVE AFFAIR, is actually a sampler of 20 years' work I've done since migrating from New Zealand to Australia. ...more
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