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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Book of Trees

Like Gravity, the author's own life guided her fiction here -- young woman goes to Israel to study for the summer but is "appalled" to learn about the Palestinians. Meanwhile, she struggles over her own views of God and Judaism, trees have a special sacred meaning to her. She comes off as a bit too naive at times, but she is 17.