Ayelet Tsabari's award-nominated The Art of Leaving
2019 FinalistHilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
for The Art of Leaving: A Memoir
"In The Art of Leaving: A Memoir, Ayelet Tsabari brings to the page the immigrant experience of being adrift from one’s origins, of leaving home, and of love in a restless search for belonging. Her voice, unfailingly honest, is pitch-perfect in bearing the full tension and complexity of what it is to be a young Mizrahi Jew in self-imposed exile. Tsabari takes you down the path untraveled, one that challenges your comfortable notions of motherhood, place, and home. Charmed by her candour and self-effacing humour, you find yourself drawn into a compelling story of exploration and return that lingers in the heart long after the book is set aside."
— 2019 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury (Ivan Coyote, Trevor Herriot, and Manjushree Thapa)