[Book Review] Lemons in the Fog by Chaya Rochel Zimmerman

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By Chaya Rochel Zimmerman

Meir Rosen is looking forward to a gap year experience, studying in a yeshiva, in Israel. But he finds himself experiencing some unusual symptoms leading to a surprising diagnosis. Meir faces uncertainty in seeking to recover his mental health while navigating his relationship with his family and cultural expectation of his Orthodox Jewish community.

Zimmerman crafts a wonderfully sensitive narrative as she explores this vitally important topic. The protagonist is a relatable character with universal appeal. The portrayal of Orthodox culture, within Israel, feels authentic.

The writing is engrossing. I had a hard time putting this one down. Zimmerman’s work creates an opportunity for open and honest discussions among readers. This would be a great book club selection.

I would like to thank Stuart Schnee for a free copy of her book in exchange for my honest review.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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