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Recommended historical fiction books (4)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into historical fiction here are some historical fiction books from Israel for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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Homesick by Eshkol Nevo EN

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
The narrative moves from character to character offering us windows into their lives. Each of them comes from somewhere different, but we gradually see that there's much about them that's the same. 'Homesick' is a clever and moving story about history, love, family and the true meaning of home.

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House on Endless Waters : A Novel by Emuna Elon EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
“Elon powerfully evokes the obscurity of the past and its hold on the present, as we stumble through revelation after revelation with Yoel. As we accompany him on his journey...we share in his loss, surprise and grief, right up to the novel’s shocking conclusion.” —The New York Times Book Review “Emuna Elon’s powerful House on Endless Waters is essential Jewish fiction…a deeply immersive achievement that brings to life stories that must never be forgotten.” —USA TODAY “A story of love, loss, and yearning. Lyrically phrased and often powerfully visual…this deeply felt tale offers a rewarding me... continue

3.

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem : A Novel by Sarit Yishai-Levi EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
Gabriela's mother Luna is the most beautiful woman in all of Jerusalem, though the two women have always struggled to connect. When tragedy strikes, Gabriela senses there's more to her mother than painted nails and lips. Desperate to understand their relationship, Gabriela pieces together the stories of her family's previous generations. But as she uncovers shocking secrets, forbidden romances, and the family curse that links the women together, Gabriela must face a past and present far more complex than she ever imagined.

4.

The Teacher by Michal Ben-Naftali EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
Based on true events, the story of a Holocaust survivor who spent her life trying to disappear.