The Wall

Author: William Sutcliffe

Language: English

Summary: Joshua lives with his mother and step-father in Amarias, an isolated town, where all the houses are brand new. Amarias is surrounded by a high wall, guarded by soldiers, which can only be crossed through a heavily fortified checkpoint. Joshua has been taught that the Wall is the only thing keeping his people safe from a brutal and unforgiving enemy.

One day, Joshua stumbles across a tunnel that leads underneath the Wall. The chance to catch a glimpse of life on the other side of The Wall is too tempting to resist. He’s heard plenty of stories about the other side, but nothing has prepared him for what he finds . . .

Set in a tense reality closely mirroring Israel’s West bank, this deeply affecting parable of a boy who undertakes a short journey to another world lingers long after completion. – Source:

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Expat etiquette: how to look good in bad places

Author: Michael Bear and Liz Good 

Language: English

Summary: Going overseas is hard. Leaving friends and family behind. Traveling to a country where you probably don’t speak the language, and definitely don’t understand the culture. Foreign foods, foreign diseases. Loneliness.
Of course, it does have its compensations. Smoking. Casual sex. Functional alcoholism. Add a little danger and excitement, and it’s a difficult offer to refuse.

Expat Etiquette is a guide for all of those who want to travel to far-away and sometimes dangerous lands—for the best or worst of reasons—while retaining a modicum of style.
Expat Etiquette provides that essential advice you won’t find anywhere else, like how to drink bootleg liquor and not go blind, have an overseas affair, or negotiate with rebel groups.

Michael Bear lived and worked in Afghanistan, across East and Central Africa, and in Iraq. He has an abiding fear of rats, and a deep antipathy to Nescafe. He graduated from Yale and Harvard Law.

Liz Good spent her twenties cultivating a healthy disdain for office work. She has worked extensively on human rights and media issues in Africa and South Asia. She is a graduate of Brown and the London School of Economics. – Source:

**All royalties will be donated to the Center for Civilians in Conflict.**

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