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The Distance Between Us (edition 2005)

by Masha Hamilton

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Title:The Distance Between Us
Authors:Masha Hamilton
Info:Unbridled Books (2005), Paperback, 279 pages
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All about revenge. Written by a journalist so the descriptions about people were good but the writing about emotions and relationships were not as strong. Easy to read. ( )
  csemortimer | May 1, 2013 |
An attractive young woman is a war correspondent in today's conflict-ridden Middle East. She believes that she is above the conflict -- until her lover is shot in an ambush & dies in her arms. But she is not able to return to the safe world. Instead, she plunges into the danger that surrounds her.
An insightful look at the reasons people seek danger even as they deny its presence. ( )
  MarianV | Sep 30, 2007 |
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An authentic look at the emotional and ethical chaos within a war correspondent who becomes a bit too involved, Masha Hamilton’s The Distance Between Us is a straight-ahead story of human passion—desire, conviction, and the guilt of a survivor—struggling for order within the frayed justice of the Middle East conflict.

A seasoned journalist herself, Masha Hamilton brings to this revealing novel the sharp eye and deep empathy that marked her debut, Staircase of a Thousand Steps (BlueHen, 2001). Beautifully turned, and peopled with an astounding cast of characters who are as true as they are perceptive, The Distance Between Us is finally the portrait of one woman’s search for the narrow pass between vengeance and emotional survival, when her only true attachment has been torn away from her.

“If we knew where we were going to fall,” the novel’s most enigmatic character tells her, “we could spread straw.”

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Caddie Blair feels everything strongly--and so she works hard to keep her distance. It's the ethical thing for a journalist to do, especially in a war-torn region like the Middle East. And Caddie wants to believe that nothing is as important as covering "the story.". There's room for passion in her life--but that's only physical. And Caddie keeps even those fleeting attachments under wraps, secretive, because she knows that when a journalist even appears to lose her detachment, she is already lost. So what is Caddie to feel when her lover dies beside her--shot in an ambush on the way to the next.… (more)

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