When I Lived in Modern Times Author:Linda Grant In the spring of 1946, Evelyn Sert stands on the deck of a ship bound for Palestine. For the twenty-year-old from London, it is a time of adventure and change when all things seem possible. — Swept up in the spirited, chaotic churning of her new, strange country, she joins a kibbutz, then moves on to the teeming metropolis of Tel Aviv, to find he... more »r own home and a group of friends as eccentric and disparate as the city itself. She falls in love with a man who is not what he seems when she becomes an unwitting spy for a nation fighting to be born. When I Lived in Modern Times is "an unsentimental coming-of-age story of both a country and a young immigrant . . . that provides an unforgettable glimpse of a time and place rarely observed" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
"Informed, intelligent . . . vital, original." (The New York Times)
"Deeply moving . . . at once a beautifully rendered story of one woman's coming of age, and a gripping portrait of the last days of British rule." (The Boston Globe)« less
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Fascinating read, a novel about a young British woman (Jewish of Latvian descenct) who moves to the Palestine territories following World War II. This chronicles both her life and the real-life changes taking place in the region, including the effort to remove British imperial forces from Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel and the havoc that ensued. Fascinating!