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Summary

Sherri Mandell, an American immigrant to Israel, offers this hauntingly beautiful memoir of a year of grief following the horrific murder of her 13-year-old son, Koby, found stoned to death along with a friend by Palestinian terrorists near his Tekoa home in 2001. This profoundly moving prose-poem laces together Jewish tradition, memory, love and faith as the writer-mother recounts her transformation from shock to grief and compassion. Singular in its honesty and depth of emotion, it will leave you forever changed. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award.

©2009 Sherri Mandell (P)2021 The Toby Press

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  • Isaac W
  • 26-05-21

Saturated with emotions.

This book is the key to open up your heart!
A tragedy makes you for a better person but reading this book you LIVE IT and no more need to struggle to become a better person, I felt it with the author/ mother and it’s very inspirational.
It is very interesting to live through a secular American Jew becoming spiritual in Israel and many details.
Listen and open your heart!

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