Posted By trish on December 14, 2013
• Paperback: 320 pages
• Publisher: HarperCollins (February 25, 2014)
‘I had no idea how demanding this consuming, cruel, dangerous and fascinating place would be. I would fall in love here, I would do some of my best reporting, I would be injured, ending my run of good luck – my life would change dramatically …’
Moving to a strange city always takes courage, but never more so than in a place where the daily expression of love and hate can turn a simple choice of a romantic table by the window into a life or death decision.
Both a love story and bittersweet tribute to her beloved adopted city of Jerusalem, Irris Makler shines a hopeful light on a part of the world where the news reports often makes it seem impossibly dark. From juggling the danger and unpredictability of her work as a roving foreign correspondent , covering everything from Palestinian suicide attacks to Israeli incursions into the West Bank, to falling in love with a handsome and charming young Israeli, and gaining a mischievous four-legged companion along the way, she allows us an intimate glimpse into a passionate, vibrant and fascinating world.
Adventurous, compassionate and engagingly honest, the award-winning author of OUR WOMAN IN KABUL is a master at capturing the personal stories behind the news we really want to know – and her story is the most interesting of all.
For the past seven years, award-winning foreign correspondent Irris Makler has been based in Jerusalem, filing stories across the Middle East for radio, television and online news services around the world, including Australia. Previously based in Moscow and London, she reported extensively from Afghanistan as one of the first journalists on the scene after 9/11. She is the author of Our Woman in Kabul.
Irris’ Tour Stops
Tuesday, February 25th: Kelly’s [Former] France Blog
Wednesday, February 26th: WildmooBooks
Thursday, February 27th: Sophisticated Dorkiness
Tuesday, March 4th: Every Free Chance Book Reviews
Thursday, March 6th: My Bookshelf
Monday, March 10th: Lisa’s Yarns
Tuesday, March 11th: West Metro Mommy
Thursday, March 13th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Friday, March 14th: The Book Wheel
Wednesday, March 19th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views