Today’s free eBook is This Year in Jerusalem, a memoir of short stories of a young kibbutz volunteer in Israel between the years 2009-2010. Written by Jeffrey Barken and illustrated by Diana Muller, the collection of short stories is loosely based on real life events that is nothing short of intimate and emotional. A great read that’s available to download all weekend:
Two childhood friends have betrayed each other. Myles Fletcher flees East to Israel, while Ari Shultz drives West across the United States. Kassam rockets fly in the prize-winning story The Guns in Gaza, and in Draft Dodger, a young man sneaks across the Israeli border, determined to visit his family after many years in exile. Meanwhile, in The News From Lebanon, Dr. Simon Shultz quietly awaits his mother’s death in her Florida condo. The title story, This Year in Jerusalem, brings eccentric characters together from all corners of the world for a Thanksgiving feast.
The collection is beautifully illustrated with Indian ink and Acrylic paintings by Diana Muller.
This Year in Jerusalem is available as a free download from Amazon from Friday June 6th 2014 through Sunday June 8th, 2014. As of this writing, the book has an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 7 customer reviews. For more free eBooks, check out our 10 Websites to Download Free eBooks list, as well as our Free eBook of the Day archive, previously on Appnewser.
Jeffrey F. Barken frequently reports on Israel news topics and Jewish-interest literature. A graduate of Cornell University and the University of Baltimore’s MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing, he is the author of “This Year in Jerusalem,” a collection of stories based on his experiences living on a kibbutz in Southern Israel from 2009-2010.