I recently deleted Candy Crush from my phone. Now on my hour long train rides home, I read books. And I've recently taken to reading books with rich cultural/historical context as they have opened my eyes to the vast differences in the lives of people around the world and how my horizons have been so small all this time.
The latest book that had me captivated was The Attack by Yasmina Khadra. Set in Israel/Palestine, it is a story of a doctor in Israel whose life is torn apart when his wife is killed in a terrorist attack and is identified as the suicide bomber. His journey of coming to terms with this personal tragedy is woven into the rich cultural, political and historical landscape of the land. Beautiful.

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