Jerusalem: A Family Portrait - Boaz Yakin and Nick Bertozzi

A thick book and intense tale about the Jewish Halabys families who are feuding with each other while living under the scumbag British occupied Palestine during the creation of Israel. Yakin does a good job juggling the insanity of the time while presenting an array of characters with their own unique hopes and motivations without pulling punches as to their various criminal/heroic actions. I admit that there were difficulties at times keeping track of the secondary players as they comes and go and sometimes felt there was not enough to truly bring them to life as individuals (and they often look somewhat alike). Still, it is an impressive tale about a complex moment in history that affects all are lives today.