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  • “There is a certain resistance to reading a book about a terrorist attack. Why go there, especially in spring when the wild flowers are blooming and you can listen to birdsong? The Rage Less Travelled is not some sensationalist story by a victim of terror, though. It is an honest recounting of a frightening attack, emblematic of the total breakdown in communication between people of different faiths and nationalities. Wilson tells the story of the attack and its aftermath in details that enable the reader to imagine the unimaginable. What is difficult to understand is from where Wilson draws her emotional strength to return to this episode of violence for the edification of her readers, to cope with the persistent and agonizing physical pain, and to turn her personal trauma into something that expands the hearts of readers, enabling them to come as close as possible to grace. The Rage Less Travelled is a book you will never forget. It is the rare story of what it means to choose Life.”

  • “Slaughtered within an inch of her own life, Ms. Wilson lives to tell the tale of the tragic murder of her friend, a murder she was forced to witness.  Told well, with sometimes agonizing humor, Kay writes not to forgive the murderers, nor to love them, but to spread a message:  see thy neighbor, know thy neighbor, and love thy neighbor – one by one.  Aside from this book, Kay works relentless in various on-the-ground platforms in Israel and the territories to promote dialogue and acceptance over mere tolerance.  A must read.” — D. Oleartchik

  • “In her book, The Rage Less Traveled, Kay Wilson relates in gut-wrenching detail the terrible events that overtook her and her friend, Christine Luken, during their hike in the Jerusalem forest. Savagely attacked by terrorists, Wilson, who survived despite being stabbed thirteen times, was a silent witness to Luken’s murder. 

  • One reads the story in awe of Wilson’s determination to survive solely to inform someone, anyone, where to find Luken’s body. Her writing, sincere and articulate, compels you to stay with her as she clings to life, gagged and bound, in rhythm with the song in her head and its rainbow end, until miraculously, she stumbles on a picnicking family.Throughout her account of the attack and its aftermath, Wilson poignantly shares her physical and emotional pain – at times, in ways that are belly-laugh funny.  Her account of her meeting with Luken’s parents made me – incongruously – laugh out loud. Wilson’s self-deprecating humor and all too human ruminations introduce brief moments of levity into a tale of tragedy and loss.” — Patrica Carmel”

  • Kay has a remarkable strength to look at horror straight in the eye and forge wisdom, compassion and even humor from the pain.  She shows us how after narrowly escaping death she fought for her survival, and learned to trust and love again.  Highly recommended for the wit, and light she brings forth from the deepest pit of darkness.” — Susan Cohen

  • “Kay Wilson’s humanity shines through her prose.  Her rare ability  to draw strength from humor and music  transforms a harrowing, violent experience into this wonderful book.  A must read for everyone trying to understand the Middle East.” — Janet Gool 

  • “Kay Wilson is a talented and articulate writer. She writes in “The Rage Less Traveled” about the circumstances of a terrorist attack and presents it, horrifying as it may be, as it is. It is an honest, brave, humane and sometimes endearingly humorous account of the shocking, barbarous, terrorist act that she underwent. Time has passed since then and she takes a step back to write, “I refuse to be consumed by hate and define myself by evil. Instead I choose to be thankful for what I have….“It’s a long, lonely, terrifying, yet exhilarating walk out of the forest of hate.” — Carol Dickstein