"Vivid, powerful, and impressive." -Jewish Chronicle
"Riveting and well-crafted." -The Jerusalem Report
Imagine coming of age surrounded by terror and militancy. Tamar, Nour, and Rivki all live in Jerusalem, and all are on the cusp of adulthood, but in a city of tribal culture and an intractable conflict, it is almost inconceivable they will ever meet, let alone become friends. Then, one night, during yet another cycle of violence, their paths cross just as a terrorist decides to carry out an attack on the light rail train.
Parallel Lines explores the devastating emotional and physical toll of war, ethnic conflict, and religious codes on young people growing up in the holy city. This fictional account of Jerusalem's unholy conflict captures the pain and angst from all sides through the eyes of three unlikely heroines.
About the Author
Ruth Marks Eglash is an award-winning veteran journalist based in Israel. She currently writes for an array of media outlets such as Fox News and Jewish Insider. She spent eight years as the Jerusalem correspondent for The Washington Post, and 13 years as a beat reporter and editor at The Jerusalem Post. In 2010, Ruth won the United Nations Alliance of Civilization Journalism Award.Born and raised in the U.K. to a British mother and an immigrant Israeli father, Ruth studied media communications at the University of Leeds and immigrated to Israel in the mid-1990s. She has spent short stints in New York and in Milwaukee, Wis., but now lives just outside Jerusalem with her husband, three young adult children, and a Shih-Tzu named Kylie.
"Ruth Marks Eglash is a world-class storyteller who has used her top journalistic skills to bring the complex city of Jerusalem and its diverse population to life." -Yaakov Katz, former Jerusalem Post editor and author of Shadow Strike
"Vivid, powerful, and impressive." -Jake Wallis Simons, Editor, Jewish Chronicle
"Riveting and well-crafted." -Steve Linde, Editor, The Jerusalem Report
"A powerful work and an impressive achievement." -Dorit Rabinyan, author of All the Rivers