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A country between : making a home where both sides of Jerusalem collide
Saldana, Stephanie, author.
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Publication Information:
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2017]

Physical Description:
351 pages ; 21 cm
In this sequel to her first memoir, The Bread of Angels, American writer and journalist Stephanie Saldaña meets her future husband when he is a novice monk at the interfaith monastery of Deir Mar Musa in Syria. He leaves the monastery, they marry and live in France, and then move into a former convent in Jerusalem, where their first child is born.

"When American writer Stephanie Saldaña finds herself in an empty house at the beginning of Nablus Road, the dividing line between East and West Jerusalem, she is a new wife trying to navigate a fragile terrain, both within her marriage and throughout the country in which she has chosen to live. Pregnant with her first child, Stephanie struggles to protect her family, their faith, and herself from the cracks of Middle Eastern conflict that threaten to shatter the world around her. But as her due date approaches, she must reconcile herself with her choice to bring a child into a dangerous world. Determined to piece together life from the brokenness, she sets out to uncover small instances of beauty to balance the delicate coexistence between love, motherhood, and a country so often at war. In an urban valley in Jerusalem, A Country Between captures the fragile ecosystem of the Middle East and the difficult first years of motherhood in the midst of a conflict-torn city. What unfolds is a celebration of faith, language, family, and love that fills the space between what was shattered, leaving us whole once more,"
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