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The People of Forever are Not Afraid, Shani Boianjiu We’ve described this explosive debut (literally and figuratively!) as The Things They Carried meets How Should a Person Be?, and we’re sticking to that. But beyond the flash of the subject matter — teenage girls in the Israeli Defense Forces, with all the violence, sex and soul-searching that implies — this is a novel that’s lingered in our minds for months.
The People of Forever are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu. "Yael, Avishag, and Lea are just like you and your high school friends-bound by conflicting, overlapping loyalties, embroiled in years-old arguments, engaged in gossip and one-upping, a pack against the world. Except they’re not just like you, because they’re soldiers in the Israeli Defense Forces, with both their toughness and their vulnerability on brutal display at every moment."
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Where Treetops Glisten: Excited to announce my new WWII fiction book with Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin!
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Barely out of school and doing her bit for the British war effort, Marian Sutro has one quality that makes her stand out—she is a native French speaker.
Elizabeth Berg is my favorite author, and I've read all of her books. They are all worth recommending, but this one - it's my fave.