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Sharon and My Mother-in-Law by Suad Amiry
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Jun 07, 2007

it was amazing
Recommended for: daughters in laws, blog enthusiasts, people with a sense of humor about tragedy

This one of the five best books I have read on Palestine/Israel and that IS saying a lot. It is also one of the best books I have ever read that was distilled from emails, the kind you send out when you are trapped umder curfews for days at a time. it captures the fabulous senses of humor i saw everywhere in Palestine, which reminded me of the best of Jewish humor. That said, there are particularly painful episodes in this sometimes riotous book. For one thing, the book tells the story of forgotten recent history as well as times I lived through in the plush environs of USA and remember not being able to do anything about. Furthermore, the book is very honest about the compromises and failings living under occupation forces upon people.
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