A night that marks both a timely, politically urgent book and serves as occasion to welcome noted author, activist, filmmaker, and physician Alice Rothchild to Seattle as home, moving here from Boston. She is here tonight with her new book, Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine (Just World Books). This is an up-to-date account, drawn from annual trips to Israel/Palestine - which has also resulted in such books as On the Brink and Broken Promises, Broken Dreams.
“In Condition Critical Alice Rothchild grabs for the truth behind the lies, writing with extraordinary moral clarity and a sharp eye for the injustices, absurdities, and cruel historical ironies that define Palestinian life on both sides of the Green Line.” - Ben Ehrenreich.
“Prepare to enter the world of contemporary Israel/Palestine through the unsparing eyes of an informed and passionate observer—a respected US physician struggling to understand the lived realities of Jews and Palestinians caught up in a trap unlike any other on earth.” - Jennifer Leaning.
Alice Rothchild has also had writing in several anthologies, including Extraordinary Rendition, edited by Ru Freeman, and helped make the award-winning documentary, A World Not Ours.