Book Hour: The Hilltop by Assaf Gavron


An illegal West Bank settlement with characters described as sweetly as Garrison Keillor paints Lake Wobegon? A humorous bureaucratic mess managed by conflicted citizens fighting for their homes? A underlying shared fate despite a certain inevitability to a final outcome? Author Assaf Gavron has written a masterpiece that describes the many forces at work in Israel’s occupied West Bank. The characters are likable, the scenes are often funny (including a marvelous climactic ending), and the book serves to teach about the conflicts facing Israel over its policies. Listen to the author talk about his wonderful book.

Guest: Assaf Gavron
Learn more at: Simon & Schuster

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.