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The Blue Mountain by Meir Shalev
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I enjoyed reading this book after a recent trip to Israel. It made real for me some of the early history of jews in Israel, and of the lives of Zionist, non-religious Jews in Israel. Of the vision of turning the desert into Paradise as carried out by socialistic, or even communistic, folks with an idea of being tied to the land in a new way. Told by the grandson of the founders of the farm community in which he lived, this colorful rendition of the simple life with its eccentric characters & confusing motivations, he survives & thrives & lives his life in his own image, or rather, the image of his grandfather whom he loves & emulates. Some of that (for me) little known history of pre-Israel Palestine now exists for me.
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December 1, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 14, 2012 – Shelved

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