Kingdom of Olives and Ash (audiobook)

Writers Confront the Occupation

Featuring essays by Geraldine Brooks, Dave Eggers, and many others
16.1 hrs • 13 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Political Science
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 05/30/17
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 05/30/17 9781538417942
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 05/30/17 9781538417959
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In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today’s most renowned novelists and essayists, have teamed up with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence—an organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice there—and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories.

Kingdom of Olives and Ash includes contributions from several of today’s most esteemed storytellers including: Colum McCann, Jacqueline Woodson, Colm Toibin, Geraldine Brooks, Dave Eggers, Hari Kunzru, Raja Shehadeh, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Assaf Gavron, as well as from editors Chabon and Waldman.

Through these incisive, perceptive, and poignant essays, listeners will gain unique insight into the narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcast nightly on the news and a deeper understanding of the conflict as experienced by the people who live in the occupied territories. Together, these stories stand witness to the human cost of the occupation.

Review Quotes

“The message is unwavering: life under occupation is frightening and oppressive.”

Publishers Weekly

“For this anthology, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, esteemed novelists Chabon and Waldman join with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence—an organization of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories—to present voices about a deeply contentious issue.”

Library Journal

“Deeply unsettling, important stories call for urgent responses to the Middle East conflict.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)