Book Description: "Once again, Kim Chernin has provided a beautifully written account of the darkened regions of the female psyche. Chernin's unique gift is her ability to illuminate how the intimately personal and vastly political intersect in the details of everyday life. Kim Chernin gives a new dimension to the ongoing project of reclaiming the stories of women's lives."Naomi WolfMore than twenty years ago, Kim Chernin set out on a journey, leaving behind a husband and young daugher. The story of this journey, which took her to a border kibbutz in Israel, becomes a mysterious tale of erotic awakening. Rich and multilayered, and as suspenseful as fiction, CROSSING THE BORDER is a tale of passion lived to its extreme. As lyrical as the writing of Marguerite Duras and as daring as the work of Jeanette Winterson, CROSSING THE BORDER is certain to provoke and captivate.