A Novel By Risa Miller (230 Pages)Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 2003
A group of American Jews leave the United States, not just to move to Israel, but to live in Heavenly Heights, a settlement on the West Bank. The days are woven together by the religious rituals that set the order for their lives but do not completely prepare them for the spontaneous acts of violence they must face. To survive they create their own culture in a hostile society. Viewed through the pinhole of one ragged apartment building's door, Miller's delicate, understated prose illuminates the families, friendships, loves, sorrows, and religious faith that make up a completely unique American dream.