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Daughters of Iraq Paperback – April 7, 2011
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Revital's story touches the soul with human kindness, loss, tenderness, hope, the circle of love that weaves all hearts together, a delicate golden thread tying generations into one tapestry of life./Jackie Madden Haugh, My life in a Tutu, Amazon.com
A latticework of personal tragedies and cultural history underpins Horowitz's debut novel about immigrant lives in Israel...the novel is leavened with passion (above all else, for food, which is almost a fourth protagonist)...A sympathetic tale of love, loss and loneliness highlighting a largely underrepresented community.
I felt that I was actually living within this inspiring story, and with each turn of the page, I became more and more a part of this sad, happy, and historical story. --Simon Palmer, Author of Loosing to Hate
In a twisting plot with intriguing characters Shiri-Horowitz grasps the attention of the reader in a novel that is both instructive and heartfelt. --Anthony Blumfield on Amazon.com
About the Author
Revital Shiri-Horowitz was born and raised in Israel. As a kid, she wrote poetry and short stories. She's been writing in her journal almost every day since she was nine years old, and up to the time she met her husband, but never imagined that one day she would become a published author in more than one language, and in so many countries, and even continents.
Revital went on to earn a BA in Hebrew Literature and Geography from Tel Aviv University, an MA in Geography from Haifa University, and an MA in Hebrew Literature from Tel Aviv University.
She was an assistant professor of Geography in Haifa and Tel Aviv Universities, and has been an editor for Hebrew-language books.
Based in Seattle, Washington, and in Israel, Revital is the mother of four boys, married to Amnon for twenty years, writes poetry, runs a blog in "Haaretz," an Israeli newspaper, and is working on a second novel.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is a translation from the original Hebrew, so I feel there are times that it doesn't read as smooth as you would expect. However, this did not bother me. I had a bit of a hard time getting into it in the beginning as each chapter seems to change narrators and time periods. Once you get adjusted to this, you really get drawn in. I found there to be a quiet sureness to the plot. There are no twists and turns or startling revelations. Instead you get an amazing story of three women who are living remarkable lives, even if they may not appear so to the rest of the world. I especially felt for Noa, who is really embarking on a journey of self-discovery through school work and life. When her Aunt Farida gives her Violet's diary, Noa is able to learn even more about mother and her past.
One common theme for all three women was discovering their true home. Violet and Farida were torn from their home country and the life they knew so well. In Israel, things were much harder. They even lived in a tent for a while. Meanwhile, Noa has in some sense been running away from her home. When her mother was ill, she couldn't seem to face the reality of it. Noa never really understood herself or what it really meant to be "home.Read more ›
Shiri-Horowitz is able to carry off the story from multiple points of view. I cheered Noa on as she learned to move forward with her life and love. Violet, dying of cancer, worried about her children and mused about life and her ravaged body. But my favorite character was Farida: she was quite the woman. A widow who still cooks like her family surrounds her, her body huge, her voice gentle and melodic. I'd love to meet her in real life.
Intertwined with the stories was some interesting history, too. Who knew that so many Jews fled Baghdad after Israel was formed? Or that a resistance force stayed behind? This book was a nice debut by Shiri-Horowitz, and I'm looking forward to more. I sure hope she brings Farida along!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I felt this story very slow. Disappointed as story just ended. I'm sorry but I don't recommend this book. I was left with wanting morePublished 13 months ago by Debbie Santasiero
The story line is interesting, as are the three main characters. However, the translation and editing are extremely poor.Published 16 months ago by Miklos Nicolson
In a mother's diary a family is woven together. In losing a parent we lose a part of ourselves. Exploring the familial memories creates a framework for our relationships. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Prindaville
I really enjoyed this book. The only downside for me was how abruptly it ends.Published 19 months ago by Lesley
this was a good read. I thought the subject matter is very important for people to be aware of in this present time.Published 20 months ago by susan engorn
This is a powerful story, weaving together at least three stories:
1) The story of 3 generations, 2 of which immigrated from Iraq to Israel and the third born in... Read more
The characters are well developed, at times had to stop & decide where the story was. I do enjoy reading about people in other cultures.Published on April 22, 2014 by V. Augusta Bartell
This book is disjointed at times, but explains a lot about the problems faced by and family ties of Iraqi immigrants to Israel.Published on April 21, 2014 by sb