Diana Bletter is the author of the novel, A Remarkable Kindness (HarperCollins), the intertwined stories of four American women who are friends and members of a burial circle in a small beach village in northern Israel. As the women take part in this ancient ritual for the dead, they come to understand what it means to truly be alive. Diana's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, The Forward, and other publications. Diana lives with her husband and children in a real beach village in Israel, where she is, in fact, a member of a burial circle. She can be found at www.dianabletter.com. Follow her @dianabletter.