Breakable Bond

by Diane Steiner & Illustrated by Joshua Dylan Steiner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/16/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781480816756
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781480816763
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781480813861

About the Book

A compelling tale of the endearing bond of friendship and compassion amid war, Breakable Bond uncovers a personalized element of what life in Palestine is like as the Palestinians and Israelis fight over land.

When Ahmed arrives home to find his house in Tulkarm destroyed, he feels betrayed. Frantic, his efforts to locate his missing family are frustrated by pervasive fear and suspicion. No one is talking, so Ahmed decides he must take a risky journey to Netanya to search for his father’s Israeli childhood friend. Can he get past the checkpoint safely into Netanya, or will his family’s disappearance remain a mystery in his village? Ahmed hopes that Joshua may provide the help he needs to be reunited with his family. Joshua is a kindred spirit who yearns to help his new friend, but their friendship is strained by being on opposing sides of the conflict.

Along the way, Ahmed finds much more than he ever hoped to find and now history may once again repeat itself. Will this new bond that he has formed with Joshua remain unbreakable, or will fate intervene again?

Written authentically and with an unprejudiced passion for those who live under constant threat in the Middle East, Breakable Bond offers a very human face to an impossibly complex situation.

About the Author

Author Diane Elizabeth Steiner has been an educator and an adjunct professor at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. Now she teaches reading in Florida. She is Ima to Adam and Joshua, her children, and Safta to her four grandchildren. Breakable Bond is her first novel. She lives in Florida with her husband, Harvey.

Illustrator Joshua Dylan Steiner was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an adjunct professor at City College in Gainesville, Florida. Joshua’s artwork was published in The Geometry of Meditation, and he continues to sketch and paint today. Breakable Bond is his first book illustration.