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Moriel Rothman-Zecher: Sadness is a White Bird

(Fiction, 288 p. 2018)

A 19-year-old Israeli soldier whose best friends are Palestinian twins is driven to the breaking point by conflicting loyalties. This passionate, poetic coming-of-age story set in a mine field, brilliantly captures the intensity of feeling on both sides of the conflict.

Reading Group Guide (Simon & Schuster)

Kirkus Review

Review by Ranen Omer-Sherman, Jewish Book Council

Review by Philip K. Jason, Washington Independent Review of Books, March 22, 2018

Profile by Andrew Esensten, Haaretz, February 13, 2018

Profile by Jenny Singer, Forward, August 1, 2018 

Rebecca Gerny interviews Moriel Rothman-Zecher, Daily Cal, March 5, 2018

“On Poetry Swallowed by Prose” blog by Moriel Rothman-Zecher, Jewish Book Council

Moriel Rothman-Zecher explains his motivation (67 min. video)