Upcoming Events at Eat My Words Bookstore
May 15, 2018 | 7:00 PM | Tuesday
Eat My Words Bookstore
Community: Riverfront District
Wendy Brown-Baez will read and discuss Catch a Dream, a novel set in Israel during the first intifada. Catch a Dream is a woman's journey to healing while living in a country embroiled in relentless turmoil.
In Israel, the first Intifada has just begun. Palestinian frustration for a homeland erupts in strikes, demonstrations and suicide bombings and Israel responds with tear gas, arrests, and house demolitions. Lily Ambrosia and Rainbow Dove arrive in Haifa with their children on a pilgrimage to sow seeds of peace. Lily’s fascination with Jewish culture inspires her to dream she can plant roots in the Holy Land. She falls in love with the land itself, with its people, and with Levi, a charming enigma, dangerous but irresistible. Eventually she is fully immersed in Israeli life, earning her way as a nanny, hanging out in cafes with friends, and attending Yom Kippur in the synagogue. Her son rebels against the lifestyle she has chosen and war with Syria looms on the horizon. Will she be able to stay? What does she have to give up and what will she be able to keep?
The following Tuesday, Wendy will lead a writing workshop on the topic of writing with courage.