October 17, 2014
“The Hilltop is recommended to all readers who enjoy a good story grounded in current events.” — from my New York Journal of Books review. Also see my examiner article, which begins with the next paragraph. Israeli books: Assaf Gavron’s The Hilltop is set in a West Bank settlement Israeli fiction writers have set their […]
July 2, 2014
"Anglophone readers (especially those who also read Hebrew) will find both this handsome book’s bilingual presentation of Ruebner’s selected poems, and his heart wrenching backstory described by translator Rachel Tzvia Back in her informative introduction and endnotes, compelling reading."
March 25, 2014
“As moving as are each of these expressions of grief the cumulative effect of Falling Out of Time‘s nearly 200 pages is even more powerful. It certainly conveys bereaved parents’ pain to readers who have not suffered that loss and may help some mourning parents work through their grief, though others may feel it reopens […]
December 11, 2013
From my NYJB review: “. . . readers prone to depression might consider acquiring a prescription for antidepressant medication before attempting to read The Remains of Love.” Additional remarks that appeared in a different and now defunct publication begin with the next paragraph. Israeli books: Zeruya Shalev’s 5th novel views family through a Freudian lens Israeli author […]