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A House Divided
By Noah S Friedland
Jonathan Geller, an ambitious young academic, is struggling to build
a new life for himself in the US. An American born Jew who had
immigrated to Israel with his family as a child, Geller fled the Jewish
State after a deadly incident that occurred during his service in the
Israeli army. Ten years into his self imposed exile, Geller's younger
brother is killed in the line of duty, so he reluctantly returns to
Israel to attend the funeral.
Once back, Geller is forced to confront his broken family and a life
and country he thought he had left behind for good. Colored by his own
military experiences, he begins to question the circumstances of his
brother's death. Aided by a mysterious source, a childhood friend, an
old flame, and his brother's girlfriend, a fiery young redhead, he
slowly uncovers the truth - a path that embroils him in a deadly
clandestine chess game between two opposing forces - each fighting for
what they believe is the very soul of the Jewish state.
A fast-paced, character-driven thriller, A House Divided provides an
authentic, first-hand look into Israeli society and its legendary
military. Unlike many other books in this genre, which have focused on
the Arab-Israeli conflict, this work examines the long-term effects of
almost one hundred years of conflict on a nation deeply divided on how
best to define its future. It also explores how a wounded family, whose
bonds have been weakened by distance and time, copes with adversity and
About the author:
Noah Friedland is a Seattle-based technologist and technical
manager. After spending four years in the Far East as a young child, his
family immigrated to Israel in 1971. He attended Israeli schools until
his induction into the Israel Defense Force in 1979 where he spent a
year as an air force cadet and two as an artillery crew commander. Upon
his release from the armed services he attended the Technion (1982 -
1988) earning Bachelor and Masters degrees in Aeronautical and
Electrical Engineering respectively. He returned to the US in 1988 to
pursue a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland (1988 -
1993). Throughout his almost 20-year career Dr. Friedland has developed
advanced applications and technologies in academic, government and
commercial settings and has authored dozens of peer-reviewed scientific
papers. This is his first foray into fiction.
Noah Friedland was voted best Jewish author of 2010 by the readers of the JT News.
Hadassah Magazine: "Friedland has written a good story that shows an intimate knowledge of
the military, the landscape of Israel and the effect of the ongoing
conflict on the country's citizens."
The Jewish Chronicle: "A gripping read with acute attention to detail... A loving and unflinching study of Israel’s many contradictions, especially as it relates to the military."
Eric Wilson, NY Times Bestselling Author: "A timely suspense story that twines together explosive family and military secrets. Then lights them with a fuse. This is exceptional."
Amos Lassen, Amazon Top 100 Reviewer: "Friedland has created a character in Jonathan Geller that will not soon
be forgotten. I felt his pain throughout and identified with him so
completely that there were times I felt as if I might be reading about
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