Review of “Jerusalem Spring” by Elsy

It’s a brilliant book. I loved the friendship story built between two men of different backgrounds, knowing that the entire situation could have made such a friendship impossible. It was very real to me because the struggle they were living through due to the circumstances made them sometimes betray each other in some ways. But the…ir friendship won out at the end. The story gives awareness of some important issues that in our lives we often don’t consider or forget to consider, also to the prejudices we have in some communities where we tend to generalize. What I loved even more is the transition to Part Two. It was very intelligent and thought-provoking. Unlike some readers who found the story too tragic, I found it realistic, maybe because I live in an environment with so many injustices making up everyday life. I congratulate the author, and I’ll be waiting for his next book.


About Fares Aoun

Fares Aoun was raised in Lebanon and is a graduate of Lebanese University in Beirut with a degree in Fine Arts. Growing up in a troubled area in the middle of a civil war, conflict between religions, ethnic groups, and war are nothing foreign to him. He grew up witnessing a lot of anger toward others. After the war (but not the conflict) ended in his country he moved to the US, where he witnessed up close a world known to him before only in movies. The resulting change in his worldview drove him to share his experiences in learning to understand “the other.” That’s how Jerusalem Spring was born. Fares is an accomplished artist and photographer. He enjoys traveling and cooking in his spare time.
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