The Heart's Melody is the story of Noa, a mature Israeli Jewish woman in her fifties, who, in order to understand the miracle of life, allows the unexpected to happen. She is developing a complex romantic relationship with Amar, a young Arab man of twenty-eight, who she meets at an empowerment and self-awareness course. In this relationship Noa finds her inner voice that had been suppressed and silenced for years. This relationship is almost impossible because of the immense differences in age, sex and nationality. This is a multi- layered voice that is reflected in a variety of dreams, fantasies, fairy tales, and reincarnations. If you're wondering how it is possible to bridge between conflicting cultures and heritages, this story will challenge you. If you love an exciting and exhilarating love story between a man and a woman, a love story that reaches new heights of happiness just to crash down into the abyss of vicissitudes and mysterious pain, this book is for you!
About the author Chava Epstein was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She is a graduate of the art department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (B.A) and combines adult and children's fiction, painting and sculpture. She is also a graduate of The Jerusalem Author Prose Writing Workshop, led by the authors Isaac Averbuch Orpaz, Chaim Beer, Shulamit Lapid, and David Grossman. Some of her stories are rooted in reality, but many of them sail into the realms of myth, dream, and imagination. Epstein held 40 solo art exhibitions in Israel and abroad, including two exhibitions at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, one exhibition in Ein Harod Museum, and four exhibitions at gallery Space S in Tokyo, Japan in 1988, 1991, 1993, and 2001. She has written the following books, published in Hebrew: Children's books: 1977 - A day of honey and a Day of Mustard, published by the Israel Museum 1979 - To the Meat-pot Land, published by Sifriat Hapoalim 1990 - A Story with a Bald, published by Ein Harod Museum Adult fiction: 1990 - The Jar Princess, published by Kmehin 2002 - Heart Breaking Eight Cards, published by Knafaim