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A very moving book about modern Israel, beautifully written, deep.
As Ora tells Avram the story of the son he has never seen or wanted to know, she draws us into her life and the lives of the two men she's loved.
This book had so much detail rather than just a moving plot, that it was very slow going for me.
The characters seem real, as I have know many Israeli's for many decades - from the State's beginnings 66 years ago to present! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brian Zakem
I loved the description of the Galilee area having visited Israel a couple of years ago but could not connect with the story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peggy A. King
Powerful and sad story of family and friends caught up in the turmoil of endless war. The author explores political, familial, and personal conflicts of people caught in grief and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mary L. Schmidt
The ending was when it all became a reality for me. The characterisation and flow of the story often left me frustrated but when I understood the difficulties faced by one and all... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cornelia(CONNIE) MacErlean author of "Baggage"
Well written. Wonderful story. Characters well developed. Provides a storyline that keeps the reader's interest from cover to cover. Perfect book club choicePublished 6 months ago by Alan R. Traeger
Possibly the best book I have ever read. Grossman's insight into human nature, its strengths and frailities is phenomenal. Read morePublished 6 months ago by C.M. Abramovitz
LOVE David Grossman's books. This one became a 'hit', though it's not one of his best ones in my opinion.Published 7 months ago by orly wallach
Had very high expectations after reading Grossman's SOMEONE TO RUN WITH, but this was extraordinarily repetitious and pointless. Read morePublished 8 months ago by RhodeIsland 1969
This is an extraordinarily powerful novel about families, war, and what happens when families and war are inextricably intertwined. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anne Mills