A Country Between: Making a Home Where Both Sides of Jerusalem Collide (Paperback)
-A Country Between reminds us that grief is as indispensable to joy as light is to shadow. Beautifully written, ardent and wise.- -- Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Secret Chord, People of the Book, and March
A couple meet at a remote Syrian monastery and fall in love. She is American, he is French. They marry and decide to make their home in Jerusalem. They are devout Catholics and live on Nablus Road, where the Israeli and Palestinian sides of the city collide. Pregnant with her first child, Stephanie Saldana struggles to protect her family, their faith, and herself from the upheaval that threatens 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. Her new memoir is a testament to finding hope, love and peace amid the contentious conflict in the Middle East.
-Thoughtful, candid and achingly lovely, A Country Between celebrates the moments of beauty and truth that appear even--or especially--in broken and hard places, bringing light and healing in unexpected ways.-; -- Shelf Awareness for Readers, STARRED review
-Saldana shares a curious kind of hope by showing how life goes on no matter the circumstances... readers gain a deeper understanding of love and faith.- -- Booklist, STARRED review