Par­al­lel Lines by Ruth Marks Eglash

Par­al­lel Lines by Ruth Marks Eglash

Imagine coming of age surrounded by terror and militancy. Tamar, Nour, and Rivki all live in Jerusalem, and all are on the cusp of adulthood, but in a city of tribal culture and an intractable conflict, it is almost inconceivable they will ever meet, let alone become friends. Then, one night, during yet another cycle of violence, their paths cross just as a terrorist decides to carry out an attack on the light rail train.

Parallel Lines explores the devastating emotional and physical toll of war, ethnic conflict, and religious codes on young people growing up in the holy city. This fictional account of Jerusalem’s unholy conflict captures the pain and angst from all sides through the eyes of three unlikely heroines.

Year first published: 2023

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