Caddie Blair feels everything strongly -- and so she works hard to keep her distance. It's the ethical thing for a journalist to do, expecially in a war-torn region like the Middle East. And Caddie wants to believe that nothing is as important as covering "the story."
There's room for passion in her life, but Caddie keeps even these fleeting attachments under wraps, secretive, because she knows that when a journalist appears to lose her detachment, she is already lost. So what is Caddie to feel when her lover dies beside her, shot in an ambush on the way to the next promising political interview across the Israeli border into Lebanon?
Beautifully written and filled with characters who are as true as they are perceptive, The Distance Between Us is ultimately the portrait of one woman's search for the narrow pass between vengeance and emotional survival, when her only true attachment has been torn away from her.