Christa Bruhn’s newly published memoir is not the first to revolve around Palestine. However, it is uniquely placed among the few books which were written by writers who, themselves, experienced Palestine.

If you walk away from reading this book feeling that you have just read a memoir of an American daughter of a German immigrant raised under Nazi Germany, and the mother of three Palestinian Americans, who meets Palestine from the ground level, you would be correct.

If you walk away feeling you have been exposed to what daily life is like for Palestinians living under prolonged military occupation, you would also be correct.