"After the Last Sky" is a deeply moving, extremelely thoughtful book. Written by one of the most recognized scholars of the Arab-Israeli conflict, it is nevertheless not essentially a book about politics: Edward Said focuses on the Palestinian people and their private struggles to reclaim their land of Palestine. It is fundamentally a book about memories, and the anxious recognition that what is past cannot be regained. Swiss photographer Jean Mohr's outstanding series of photographs are welcome additions to Said's superlative prose: indeed the author adds contemplative commentary on a number of Mohr's photos. Though written in 1986, "After the Last Sky" must certainly remain an integral part of any reading on the crisis in Palestine, historically and today.