Diane Gottlieb writes open-hearted stories about people in pain who choose to grow.

Exploring Relationships Through Form: A Conversation with Jennifer Lang in Chicago Review of Books

Imagine putting your relationship under a microscope and then sharing what you’ve discovered with the world. That is exactly what Jennifer Lang has done in her memoir Places We Left Behind, and we are all the better for it.

When American-born Lang, a secular tourist, falls in love with French-born Philippe, an observant immigrant, during the First Intifada in Israel, they embark on a twenty-year journey of rooting and uprooting a growing family in the search for a singular place to call home.

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