My Promised Land

By Ari Shavit,

Book cover of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

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1 author picked My Promised Land as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

My Promised Land is beautifully written, a story deeply informed by the author’s family history and the body of knowledge he built as an influential Israeli journalist. Shavit loves the place of his birth but doesn’t retreat from hard questions. He tells a powerful, poignant story of a state-created out of tragedy, and the brutal reality of what Jewish statehood has wrought for yet another disinherited group. There are no easy answers and Shavit offers none. But he presents the complexities and frustrations with intellectual rigor and literary grace.

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