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Jerusalem Spring
     

Jerusalem Spring

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by Fares Aoun
 

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Everything was going according to plan. Scott had a steady job as the prison warden in a sleepy little town in the South. He and his wife were planning to have a baby soon. He was modernizing the prison, gaining notice from his superiors, and rising through the ranks thanks to the reliability of his informant, Joe.

But one day Scott wakes up to find his

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Everything was going according to plan. Scott had a steady job as the prison warden in a sleepy little town in the South. He and his wife were planning to have a baby soon. He was modernizing the prison, gaining notice from his superiors, and rising through the ranks thanks to the reliability of his informant, Joe.

But one day Scott wakes up to find his world crumbling around him. Forced to reevaluate his life, Scott decides to stand up for what he believes in and embarks on a path toward redemption. He knows things are about to change. What he doesn’t realize is that nothing will ever be the same again.

Editorial Reviews

Nidale El Achkar
...Jerusalem Spring is no stranger to humans nor to history. It tells the story of people who live, love, fight, and struggle during a more modern period of history...
The characters in this book are real ordinary people who live in any town on any street. They are molds of people who could fit any person who experienced similar situations. Their physical traits and their names are not important because their stories define them. Everybody is represented in this story, ...
Glenda Bixler
...Powerful!

...Brilliant!

...A Must-Read!

I love when writers decide to use fiction to tell an opinion or express concern about some situation. Fares Aoun has created a powerful, brilliantly conceived method and story to do just that. I applaud this work and consider it a must-read, especially given I read the book from front to back in one sitting. The impact for me was dramatic; I hope the impact for some will be enlightening...
Adam Cemerlic
I would say that this novel is amazing, but that would be a gross understatment.
After reading the description on the back of the book, I was quite puzzled, what with the book’s title, and description, in my oppinion, not adding up....
By the end of the book, I was amazed. Such a beautiful contrast and parallel was drawn, one that noone could have expected, but one that everyone would appreciate. My confusion was increased after the first few pages of the second part were read, b
Krystal a
I like it when an author highlights an issue and makes it very clear to the reader....
The author is attempting to draw a parallel between the racial situation in the 1960's South and the current situation in the Middle East with the Palestinians. The writing is a little uneven and I had a hard time transitioning from the first part to the second (I think it was the same characters who confused me). This book left me with a lot of questions and the intense desire to research the situation..
Eva Marie
I'm going to fail the author. When an author writes a book, especially one this good, they deserve a well written review for everyone to see. And I'm a reader, not a writer. I'm going to try but please know I'm not doing it justice...
Jerusalem Spring is well worth reading. In fact it's well worth reading more than once. I only wish I could articulate my thoughts and feelings better.
I recommended this to a number of friends and I will keep doing so. I'm very, very interested in what..

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011926143
Publisher:
Fares Aoun
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
198 KB

Meet the Author

Fares Aoun was raised in Lebanon and is a graduate of Lebanese University in Beirut with a degree in Fine Arts.
Growing up in a troubled area in the middle of a civil war, conflict between religions, ethnic groups, and war are nothing foreign to him. He grew up witnessing a lot of anger toward others. After the war (but not the conflict) ended in his country he moved to the US, where he witnessed up close a world known to him before only in movies. The resulting change in his worldview drove him to share his experiences in learning to understand “the other.” That’s how Jerusalem Spring was born.
Fares is an accomplished artist and photographer. He enjoys traveling and cooking in his spare time.

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