A country between: making a home where both sides of Jerusalem collide by Stephanie Saldana


This book offers a rare glimpse into Jerusalem from the viewpoint of an outsider who becomes an insider as the American author moves their early in her marriage to a French man. In this book, a tiny corner of Jerusalem is constantly moving, shifting, and finding itself as the world and political climate seep into it. Similarly, the author is moving, shifting, and finding herself first as a newlywed, then as a new mother, and finally as a woman experiencing major life events. This book is particularly poignant in its depiction of motherhood and the mix of emotions that many new mothers feel.