Book launch

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The big day is here. After over thirteen years of writing and re-writing, I am thrilled (and slightly terrified) to announce that I am about to release my debut novel, STRADDLING BLACK AND WHITE, a historical fiction novel based on the mass immigration of Ethiopian Jewry to Israel beginning in 1984.

I gave birth to three children, and they are my ultimate pride and joy. This novel is my fourth baby, and I similarly take great pride in the final product. It is my humble but earnest attempt to pay homage to the tremendous sacrifices made by the thousands of Ethiopian Jews who made aliyah to Israel, and to those who perished on the way.

My novel is not just about the mass aliyah of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. It’s about forgiveness, second chances in life, and risking everything in pursuit of a dream. 

Just in time for Israel’s 75th Independence Day and important now more than ever, STRADDLING BLACK AND WHITE is a ray of light to the Jewish people, a reminder of the eternity of the Jewish people. For friends in Israel, you can purchase the novel through me directly; for friends in America, Amazon is the place to go.

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Kim Salzman, author
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