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Welcome to Heavenly Heights

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A first novel written by PEN Discovery Award Winner Risa Miller, Welcome to Heavenly Heights describes a group of American Jews who have left the United States, not just to move to Israel, but to live in a settlement on the West Bank. Miller conjures a culture and a movement--part religion, part pipe dream--viewed through the pinhole of one ragged apartment building's door: its families, their dinners, their weddings, their marriages, their sorrows. While bombs can be heard at the edges of these pages, it is inside the settlement, Heavenly Heights where Miller's delicate, understated prose limns the lives of these tender souls.

Synopsis:

"Sly, understated, and ultimately heartbreaking,"a novel that traces American Jews who live on the West Bank--by a PEN Discovery Award Winner. In a debut the New York Times called "an allusive, graceful novel," a group of American Jews leave the United States, to live in Heavenly Heights, a settlement on the West Bank. The days are woven together by the religious rituals that set the order for their lives but do not completely prepare them for spontaneous acts of violence. Risa Miller conjures a culture and a movement viewed through the pinhole of one ragged apartment building's door. While bombs can be heard at the edges of these pages, it is inside Heavenly Heights where Miller's prose limns the lives of these souls who are yearning for transendence.

About the Author

Risa Miller won a PEN Discovery Award for Welcome to Heavenly Heights. She grew up in Baltimore, spent several years in Israel, and now lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with her family. This is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312326159
Author:
Miller, Risa
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.554 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Sly, understated, and ultimately heartbreaking,"a novel that traces American Jews who live on the West Bank--by a PEN Discovery Award Winner. In a debut the New York Times called "an allusive, graceful novel," a group of American Jews leave the United States, to live in Heavenly Heights, a settlement on the West Bank. The days are woven together by the religious rituals that set the order for their lives but do not completely prepare them for spontaneous acts of violence. Risa Miller conjures a culture and a movement viewed through the pinhole of one ragged apartment building's door. While bombs can be heard at the edges of these pages, it is inside Heavenly Heights where Miller's prose limns the lives of these souls who are yearning for transendence.
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