A Remarkable Kindness: A Novel

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Through a largely hidden ceremony...four friends discover the true meaning of life.

It's 2006 in a seaside village in Israel, where a war is brewing. Lauren, Emily, Aviva and Rachel, four memorable women from different backgrounds, are drawn to the village. Lauren, a maternity nurse, loves her Israeli doctor husband but struggles to make a home for herself in a foreign land miles away from her beloved Boston. Seeking a fresh start after divorce, her vivacious friend Emily follows. Strong, sensuous Aviva, brought to Israel years earlier by intelligence work, has raised a family and now lost a son. And Rachel, a beautiful, idealistic college graduate from Wyoming, arrives with her hopeful dreams.

The women forge a friendship that sustains them as they come to terms with love and loss, and the outbreak of war. Their intimate bond is strengthened by their participation in a traditional ritual that closes the circle of life. As their lives are slowly transformed, each finds unexpected strength and resilience.

Brimming with wisdom, rich in meaningful insights, A Remarkable Kindness is a moving testament to women’s friendship, illuminating a mostly unknown ritual that underscores what it means to truly be alive.

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Diana Bletter's writing has appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, HUFFINGTON POST, TABLETMAG.ORG, COMMENTARY MAGAZINE, THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, and has been anthologized. 
Diana's first book, THE INVISIBLE THREAD: A PORTRAIT OF JEWISH AMERICAN WOMEN, (in collaboration with prize-winning photographer Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. Her self-published memoir, THE MOM WHO TOOK OFF ON HER MOTORCYCLE, has been featured in THE JERUSALEM POST and THEHAIRPIN.COM.Diana lives in northern Israel with her husband and children, where she is a member of a burial circle.

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A REMARKABLE KINDNESS, is a story about the bonds of friendship and family; how they are made, broken, and come full circle. Diana Bletter writes with such lush and insightful prose that a foreign landscape and culture becomes warm and familiar. A REMARKABLE KINDNESS explores the power of friendship, love, and ancient traditions, and Bletter's characters makes you wonder just how far you would go (literally and figuratively) for the people you love. --Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Good Neighbor and The Glass Wives

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