Light Years (Mass Market Paperback)

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Description


He went to school to learn how to kill me. The Israeli girl who ruined his life. Seven people were killed instead. A single mother of two. A computer programmer. Two college students. A grandmother and her four-year-old grandson sharing an ice cream. And Dov, my boyfriend, my heart, the man I wanted to marry, who was there waiting for me.

Maya leaves Israel to study astronomy at the University of Virginia, running from the violence, guilt, and memories of her past. As the narrative switches between Virginia and Israel, we learn about Maya’s life as a soldier, her ambiguous devotion to Israel, and her love for her boyfriend, Dov, who is tragically killed in a suicide bombing. Now, in Virginia, amid the day-to-day pressures of classes, roommates, and fraternity parties, Maya attempts to reconcile her Israeli past with her American future.

About the Author


Tammar Stein lives with her husband in San Antonio, TX.

Praise for Light Years…


“THIS WELL-PACED FIRST novel, a moving study of grief and recovery, is also a love story that should appeal particularly to students interested in other ways of seeing the world and looking forward to their own college lives.”—School Library Journal

“Stein’s sensitive treatment of intense subject matter and her compassionate depiction of a scarred survivor make this book a moving and insightful novel.”—Publishers Weekly

“Stein’s work provides insight that builds compassion and leaves readers with a message of hope and healing.”—KLIATT

Product Details ISBN-10: 0440239028
ISBN-13: 9780440239024
Published: Laurel Leaf, 06/10/2008
Pages: 272
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 9
Maximum Age: 12
Minimum Grade Level: 4th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 7th Grade


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