When I Lived in Modern Times (Thorndike Press Large Print Women's Fiction Series)
When I Lived in Modern Times - Thorndike Press Large Print Women's Fiction Series 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