My greatest fear was that she would forever feel a disconnect with Israel. And yet, there was a part of me that knew that this trip in Israel would forever change her life.
Monica Routman has dark hair, dark eyes and olive skin. She’s been assumed to be everything from Hispanic to Mediterranean to Native American. But as you’ll see, she’s none of those things.
I’ve been asked (and have asked myself!): How did a former Torontonian with Ashkenazi roots come to write a novel about a teenage Jewess in the 9th century Islamic empire?