Making Their Own Peace: Twelve Women of Jerusalem, by Ann N. Madsen
Ann Madsen spent many years traveling to Israel yearly, and then lived there for another five years. There she made friends with a wide variety of people, and here she gives us sketches of twelve women she has known who created havens of peace in one of the most fought-over cities in the world. It's a really lovely book.
Madsen arranges her sketches chronologically. Her friends are Christian, Muslim, and Jewish; they are Israeli, Palestinian, and several other nationalities. And they are all amazing women who work to create peace as far as they can.
I enjoyed it very much. And I bought it when it came out in 2003, so I'm glad I finally got around to reading it.