Today’s free eBook download, This Year in Jerusalem, is a premier short story collection from writer Jeffrey F. Barken. The stories are loosely based on his experience in 2009-2010 as a kibbutz volunteer. There are also illustrations in India ink and acrylic by artist Diana Muller.
Two childhood friends have betrayed each other. Myles Fletcher flees East to Israel, while Ari Shultz drives West across the United States. Kassam rockets fly in the prize-winning story The Guns in Gaza, and in Draft Dodger, a young man sneaks across the Israeli border, determined to visit his family after many years in exile.