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The Yellow Wind by David Grossman
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Jan 06, 12

Read from December 21, 2011 to January 06, 2012

A brave piece of writing. The author visits numerous sites in the West Bank over a 7-week period, confronting the legacy of what he concludes to be his country's greatest shame. I respect his unflinching self-reflection, as well as his steadfast desire to inject morality and humanity into a bleak situation. It was a difficult book to digest; the author has a talent for fostering empathy. The suffering on all sides--both material and psychological--is palpable. Reading this book made me wonder about the parts of my own society I have conveniently ignored.

"I could not understand how an entire like mine, an enlightened nation by all accounts, is able to train itself to live as a conqueror without making its own life wretched."

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