13.9.11

Jerusalem Maiden By Talia Carner


I just finished this book last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.  
It is an epic tale that spans from the end of the Ottoman rule in Jerusalem in 1911 and ends after WWII and the War of Independence in 1948.
The story follows Esther a Jerusalem Maiden from a strict Haredi ultra- Orthodox family.  This particular sect of Jews maintain strict codes of behavior, reject secular influences and consider themselves the chosen among the chosen people.  
Esther's battle with her upbringing and artistic talent is a major theme in this novel.  The passion for creativity is a gift that she struggles to cultivate.  Ultimately it is also a love story.  

Author's comment: Inspired by my ten-generation family roots in Jerusalem, I wrote a "what-if" alternate life for my grandmother and her untapped artistic genius
Here is a link to The Story Behind The Story

Have you read Jerusalem Maiden?

8 comments:

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

This sounds like a wonderful book, thanks for the recommendation. I am going to look for it.
Hugs and blessings
Kelly

la petite coquine said...

What a wonderful book-I can't wait to read this. I love historical fiction, especially set during the early 20th century!

demie said...

i haven`t . but i got intrigued to do it! thanks for the booktip. they are always appreciated : )

Nuit said...

sounds amazing!!!! i love love stories ;)

Drew said...

I've put this on my Amazon wishlist but have yet to read it. . . Now I need to get it :-)

Mama Gone Green said...

haven't read it.. sounds interesting.

Pet said...

It sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the tip.

Freedom Three said...

my try this one. have you read mornings in jenin? it was very good.

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