Rise, A Novel of Contemporary Israel by Yosef Gotlieb
Approx. 116,940 words.
Published on August 17, 2011.
Lilah Kedem, an expat long resident in Boston, returns to her native Israel in an attempt to heal a family rift. She encounters a society different from the one she remembered and now plagued by extremism and disillusionment. When the attacks imperil those dear to her, Lilah joins the hunt for the perpetrators and becomes part of a citizens movement, Jews and Arabs, striving for a new Israel.