Grains Of Sand: The Fall Of Neve Dekalim
Grains Of Sand: The Fall Of Neve Dekalim
Grains Of Sand: The Fall Of Neve Dekalim
Shifra Shomron
Grains Of Sand: The Fall Of Neve Dekalim puts a human face to the people of Gush Katif as it closely follows the story of an Israeli family from pre-Intifada II until the Disengagement, which was the expulsion of Israeli citizens from Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip in 2005. The reader is given a rare opportunity to look into the hearts and souls of Gush Katif residents. This novel is historic fiction based upon the author's life and experiences in Gush Katif, as well as those of friends and neighbors. It vividly reflects the thoughts and feelings of the people who lived there during those difficult times. The author, a teen at the time she wrote this book, was herself an expellee.

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  • Educational
  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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In Israel, an average family of two children and two parents are living in Gush Katif. The two children, Yair and Efrat,are growing up as all children do, but with one large difference: the Disengagement is looming over their studies and every-day life. Their parents, Yoram and Miri, are doing their best to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but when the family finds gun shots at night normal, perhaps it is time to become worried.

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