Viking
Penguin Group

March 2006

$16.99 US

292p hc

ISBN: 978-0670060283

The Weight Of The Sky

Lisa Ann Sandell

from the book...

Sarah, like every college-bound junior, deals with constant pressure from her teachers, friends and parents. And on top of that, there's the isolation of being a marching band geek and the only Jew in her class. So when the chance to spend the summer working on a kibbutz in Israel comes her way, Sarah jumps at the opportunity to escape her world. No one in Israel knows anything about her, and from the moment she arrives Sarah joyfully starts shedding the weight of her past.

 

But living in Israel brings new and very real complications, and when the idyllic life Sarah creates for herself is shattered in an instant, she finds herself longing for the home she thought she'd outgrown.

 

Lisa Ann Sandell's lyrical debut novel beautifully captures the experience of leaving behind a life that's too small, and the freedom that comes from starting over.

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