Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Wednesday meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine Participants highlight an upcoming unpublished novel they're interested in.

Title: Crescent Star
Author: Nicholas Maes
Release Date: February 21, 2011
Publisher: Dundurn Press



Avi Greenbaum is Jewish and lives in West Jerusalem. Moussa Shakir is Palestinian and lives in East Jerusalem. Both are 15 years old, live without their fathers, adore their older brothers, and belong to the same soccer club. Avi commemorates the Holocaust and celebrates Israeli independence, while Moussa mourns on Nakba Day, marking the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and land in 1948. Their lives are two parallel lines: they have everything in common and nothing at all. Each is oblivious to the other's existence. As they go about their daily routines in the spring of 2006, they face reminders of the conflict that has dogged the region for the past three generations - the security wall, suicide bombings, police operations, and the looming shadow of war. While navigating this legacy of suspicion and violence, they must decide what their own roles in the stalemate will be.


  1. This sounds like a really compelling read. Enjoy!
    Have a great week and happy reading. My WOw pick is here

  2. That does sound intriguing!! Hope you enjoy this one!!

    My Wow is HERE

  3. Sounds really deep , hope you get to enjoy it soon.

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