Between Heaven and Earth

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Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2011 - Fiction - 185 pages
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Over one hundred years ago, one woman decided to change her life... When Zara Rubens is suddenly widowed, she decides to take control of her life and visit Palestine. Zara creates a new life for herself in nineteenth-century Jerusalem. She becomes acquainted with such legendary figures as British Consul James Finn and his fascinating wife Elizabeth, Reverend Conrad Schick, and the renowned painter William Holman-Hunt. As a writer for the nascent New York Times, Zara becomes embroiled in a precarious situation at the Russian Compound with surprising discoveries.Over a century later, New York museum curator Rebecca Silver inherits her great-aunt s diaries. She becomes fascinated by Zara s activities. But as she delves into Zara s life, she discovers that there was more to her aunt than meets the eye and more to Rebecca herself, if she is willing to search within."
 

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User Review  - erinclark - LibraryThing

This book was just OK. I don't think I would recommend it to anyone unless they were dying to read up on the history of Jerusalem, and even there it falls short. The main character Zara Rubens is not ... Read full review

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User Review  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

Between Heaven and Earth by Sue Kerman An ARC/ER; thank you. This book is supposedly fiction but I think a lot of it is based on truth as so many of the characters actually lived in the times spoken ... Read full review

Contents

Rebeccas Inheritance
3
Zara Is Widowed
10
Conversations with Helga
13
Exchange of Letters between Zara and Elizabeth Finn
19
The Boat Journey to Palestine
21
Zaras Journey to Jerusalem
27
Zaras Arrival in Jerusalem
33
Dinner with the Finns
39
Zara Disappears
114
Rebecca at the Russian Compound
119
Zaras Story
124
Conrad Prepares to Free Zara
138
Zara Describes Her Escape
140
Zara Visits Alex
143
Part V
149
Rebecca Continues Her Research
151

A Visit to the Wall
45
A Letter to Helga
53
Part II
61
Rebeccas Arrival in Jerusalem
63
Zara Begins Her Life in Jerusalem
69
Letters
77
A Literary Soirée
79
Settling In
87
Daily Life
91
The Finns
94
Part III
101
Rebecca Comes Up with an Idea
103
The Departure of Dear Friends
110
A Letter to Helga about a Future Article on the Russian Compound
112
Zara Falls in Love
153
Meeting with HolmanHunt
156
James Finn Dies in Wimbledon
160
The American Colony
164
A Letter from Elizabeth
166
Part VI
169
Rebecca Discovers Zaras Secret
171
Sad News
175
Epilogue
177
The Exhibit
179
Bibliography
183
About the Author
185
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About the author (2011)

Sue Kerman is a Jerusalem educator born in Winnipeg, Canada. She has lived in Jerusalem for forty-three years and has worked in English education for thirty of those years. Until recently she taught English literature at the David Yellin College in Jerusalem. She has also written over twenty EFL textbooks and readers for second-language English teaching for both local and foreign EFL publishers.

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